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Local businesses boycotted by Black Lives Matter group say action is misguided

Why on Earth would you do that? Are you actually opposed to businesses saying they do not discriminate and want all people to feel safe and welcome?

December 14, 2016 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local businesses boycotted by Black Lives Matter group say action is misguided

Your racism is not welcome here.

December 14, 2016 at 2:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local businesses boycotted by Black Lives Matter group say action is misguided

You are responsible for your own compassion, ethical behavior, and work for justice, regardless of anyone else's actions (with which you may agree or disagree).

I would hope anyone who disagrees with the lists would ignore them, rather than use them act out of hostility or with any kind of kneejerk reaction toward the businesses, or toward the group. When we keep our purpose and intent in mind, we can keep moving forward despite frustrations and dissenting perspectives.

Quick recommended reading:
"6 Signs Your Call-Out Isn’t Actually About Accountability"
and
"3 Things To Consider When Choosing Between Calling Someone Out Or Calling Them In"

December 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Owners of pet business apologize for fire as dog owners grieve; business lacked license; city is checking compliance in other kennels

Such a sad event for so many.
I always despised that place. I drove a friend there once and two ladies were chain smoking as they aggressively groomed dogs in a very small room, cigarettes dangling from their mouths just inches from tethered dogs that winced and squinted away from the smoke. I was always appalled to still see the sign up when I passed, wondering how they didn't lose customers, and and would never have thought they were boarding animals. Terrible.

December 4, 2014 at 7:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

In strip-club case, typically closed records were released, GOP tipped off

You know things are bad when Kansans can't even keep track of which race is which.

October 5, 2014 at 3:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police cite driver suspected in downtown accident with cyclists

It is very much illegal to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk. You will get stopped by Lawrence PD and can get ticketed for it. It is very dangerous to pedestrians and cyclists and does not allow visibility for car drivers or cyclists when crossing roads and alleys. If you drive a car, the fact that you don't know this makes you ignorant of the laws you need to follow and extremely dangerous to others on the road.

April 5, 2013 at 5:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Esquina to close in downtown Lawrence, St. Louis-style Italian restaurant to take its place; City Hall to pay company's moving expenses; tougher tow regulations on tap for Lawrence

I stopped going to Esquina because the food went from a complex, flavorful, and well-presented treat served by friendly employees to a bland, sloppy disappointment silently tossed on my table by someone running past, never to be seen again.

October 22, 2012 at 10:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report says driver of car hit by train legally intoxicated; no one injured

There's far too much traffic on those tracks to risk screwing around on them. If it weren't for that sharp turn forcing trains to slow way down, the outcome could have been much worse than just dealing with court.

October 1, 2012 at 1:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to consider changes to parking lot in 1000 block of Vermont

At one place I worked downtown, most of the staff would move their cars every two hours. I really appreciated the metered lots and avoided driving as much as possible. I rode my bike through South Park, under the redbuds in the morning fog. I rode the bus--and was able to go home and return on it for a 30 minute lunch break. I walked, as well. All were gloriously easy and pleasant, while driving was more likely to be annoying and time-consuming.
Ten-hour metered lots provide parking for downtown employees, while patrons can park there as well; patrons can also park at the street metered spaces and in the two-hour lots. The parking garage is very rarely full, and the side streets always have free parking.
I think we will survive.

April 19, 2011 at 11:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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