debengstrom (Deb Engstrom)


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Lawrence teen who murdered grandmother sentenced to more than 48 years in prison

This just makes me sick!!! Another case of someone with mental illness slipping through the cracks and now his life is ruined. Just compounds the tragedy.

February 20, 2018 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge orders trial, upgrades some charges in downtown Lawrence triple murder case

I agree that they need to do prison time, but I fail to understand how that will break the cycle. They will come out (if they do), better criminals.

February 11, 2018 at 7:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge orders trial, upgrades some charges in downtown Lawrence triple murder case

Society has failed these young men, but also their parents and generations before. Every single person has the responsibility to do something to keep kids like this from being "written off" at a young age.

February 10, 2018 at 4:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cost will be key for city's potential rollout of commercial recycling

Currently CLO provides recycling services to some local businesses. So am I to assume that this pilot program coule potentially take some of their customers?

December 31, 2017 at 7:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County chooses Lawrence attorney to become new judge pro tem; position to begin next week

I'm sorry you had a bad experience, but this was not the case in every situation.

December 27, 2017 at 8:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Faith group wants Lawrence residents to vote yes on affordable housing sales tax

What should happen is that every landlord should set aside one apartment out of every 10 to be either transitional housing for homeless or greatly reduced rent with subsidies. That would go a long way to eliminate the problem. Still need to figure out support for poor rental history and credit checks that are roadblocks to many people.

September 26, 2017 at 6:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gunshots fired near eastern Lawrence bar; one man wounded, witnesses uncooperative

It's all about the guns!!! I know people are going to say that it's not the gun, it's the person, but back in the day when guns weren't so prolific, these same people with having fistfights instead of shooting. I will never be convinced otherwise.

September 24, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Vote Yes' campaign launches for school district’s $87 million bond issue; ballots to be mailed out in 6 weeks

If you care about equity in the district you will support this bond issue.

February 28, 2017 at 6:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU basketball player Josh Jackson charged in car vandalism case; Self says he won't bench 'great ambassador' for KU

So why is this headline news? How many other 20 year olds have done things like this and worse. It's really none of our business.

February 24, 2017 at 10:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )