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Letter to the editor: We are not unique

I'm not sure I see anything deceitful in this straightforward letter which speaks the truth about life in Lawrence.

April 1, 2018 at 2:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge gives man convicted of 14th Street stabbing a chance at sobriety on probation

Finally someone realizes that treatment is needed rather than jail. Hopefully there are resources available to support him in his efforts to stay sober, because he will need a lot of support. If you haven't experienced it, you can't know how difficult it is.

March 20, 2018 at 12:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Activist groups kick off their campaign against jail expansion

How many of those "low risk" inmates who are farmed out probably should not be in jail in the first place? I would like to look at reallocating some of those funds that are spent on re-entry to help people stay out of jail in the first place.

March 4, 2018 at 8:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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 )

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