dolores2175 (April Fleming)


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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 )

Brownback sets weight-loss challenge; not a fan of new school lunch standards

I am NO fan of Brownback but this is basically no different than insurance companies offering incentives to quit smoking. It is effective, and ultimately a net benefit for everyone, as the more healthy behaviors that we all engage in, the less the insurance premiums will cost. Preventative health care measures are a cost-cutting measure that provide incentives to improve your life. These things work. Imagine - something the right and left can agree on.

November 28, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback sets weight-loss challenge; not a fan of new school lunch standards

Um, state employees who are healthier actually SAVE YOU money, because their health insurance costs (which are taxpayer funded) go down. All state employees are eligible for this.

November 28, 2012 at 12:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Details on proposed city/KU sports complex emerging; deal likely won't involve standard bidding process

Why is the city involved in this? Why is it all the way out there?

November 2, 2012 at 1:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Vehicle rolls over man in street, causing critical injuries

Not bad lighting. I live at that intersection. There's actually a streetlight at that corner.

October 19, 2012 at 6:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City looks at options for new rec center property

Why not use the Farmland site for this stupid thing?

September 6, 2012 at 12:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

97 KU employees to take buyouts, retire by end of 2012

Can I have your $5M peanuts?

July 27, 2012 at 4:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Moving On after Mom

Wow. This is very sad. Thanks Aaron and Nick, for sharing.

June 21, 2012 at 1:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU tuition and fees going up; admission standards getting more stringent

The costs are going up because the state continually gives less money to the University - that combined with rising costs of providing healthcare = higher tuition. It is really unpleasant for students, but KU is still very competitively priced when compared to other state schools. Just check out CU-Boulder tuition rates if you'd like some nice sticker shock.

June 21, 2012 at 9:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )