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dolores2175 (April Fleming)

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A Mexican restaurant on 23rd Street, more signs that Port Fonda coming to Lawrence, an Old Chicago rumor and other restaurant news

Don't get too excited for Pancho's. Pancho's in KC is late night rot gut, a la Burrito King.

January 14, 2015 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eldridge plans to expand hotel

I guess it's a rule in downtown Lawrence that all new construction has to look exactly the same.

April 24, 2014 at 9:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City receives just one proposal to redevelop dilapidated East Lawrence property; rumblings of Buffalo Wild Wings, barbecue and a downtown diner

The city may have paid too much money for the home. But one could argue that it's in the city's interest to protect historic properties and find suitable developers that will continue to protect them.

The tax abatement in the short term may be a loss, but over time (especially if the developer does put almost $1M into the renovation), it could pay for itself.

April 11, 2014 at 12:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Nearly 200 cited or arrested by special police detail working college party crowds

Dude, maybe I am getting old, but if you're walking into traffic, fighting, peeing on the streets or walking around with an open container (which they do ignore after big KU games, not enforceable with those numbers), then ticket away.

That said, if you're old enough to be in the bars, you're probably not new to town, so I'm not sure about that as an argument for starting this now.

September 6, 2013 at 9:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Democrats criticize Brownback over public stance for higher education while approving cuts

Bernadette Gray-Little's raise came mostly from the KU endowment. Endowment funds are not state funds.

June 28, 2013 at 1:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback names new Regents, vows to fight for restored higher education funding

It's all well and good to wish for restored funding but you can't take money out of a bank THAT HAS NO MONEY.

June 27, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State Board of Education member defends N-word comments

Weirdest and most inappropriate non sequitur ever?

May 14, 2013 at 5:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence ranked second-worst-performing small metro area, according to new national economic index

Look at all of these economic experts! I bet almost none of which have been to one City Council meeting in his or her life.

This is complicated stuff. For all this kvetching I would think maybe not re-electing the same folks year after year would be one place to start.

Lawrence is a much larger place than it was when I moved here in 2000, with greater amenities than when I moved here. It is very true that there are not enough jobs to keep people from moving... but when you have an influx of 5,000 students every year, many of whom would like to stay after graduation, it's kind of a losing equation.

May 1, 2013 at 3:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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