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North Lawrence residents, disappointed with local response to theft problem, to seek answers from legislators

The average jury does not understznd the Constitution. According to a 2010 Vanderbilt Univeristy study, only 6% of Americans know the rights outlined in the First Amendment, including right to petition the government for redress of grievences. We hear all the time "thats unconstitutional" when the fact is people are usually blowing smoke. Example: "Obamacare" IS Constitutional, regardless of what the folks at FOX News want us to believe.

July 2, 2013 at 7:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Consultants raise concerns about proposed LMH wellness center at city's new recreation center

" . . . and $4.1 million in uncompensated services provided to Medicaid patients.". Brownback's economic theories at work. With those kinds of costs being passed to local districts, the little hospitals in little towns are done. Too bad there's not some Federal assistance available to help set up insurance programs. Oh, wait . . .

June 20, 2013 at 6:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Legalized drugs

Caffiene, alcohol and prozac are okay though?

May 31, 2013 at 6:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

According to Sammy B, everything is sunshine and happiness across Kansas.

April 30, 2013 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

To all who say regulations and left leaning politics are to blame: look where Boulder is on that list. They have had very strict growth limits for 20 years, and just this winter approved their first Wal Mart. It's easy to blame City Hall, isn't it?

April 30, 2013 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Shame on us

Against the first amendment? I assume you refer to the 'no law respecting the establishment of a religion or the free practice thereof" clause? "free practice" does not mean you are discriminated against because you are not allowed to impose your religious beliefs on others. Someone else getting an abortion or gays getting married does not affect your own religious beliefs or your right to have an abortion or not or get married or not, to whom you see fit.

April 21, 2013 at 9:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Shame on us

Generally speaking, right wingers tend to be supportive of adhering to the Constitution and tend to be the ones against gun regulation. Do they not see the hypocrisy? The second amendment includes gun regulation. Its in the text: "well regulated.". Really. Its there. You can look it up. This is one amendment in which they write in a purpose statement explaining why they included it, and we ignore it.

April 20, 2013 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Shame on us

What part of "well regulated" is causing you problems?

April 20, 2013 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City planners recommending denial of proposed Menard's store; Planning Commission to debate project Monday

Price Banks has the sense to call time-out on soth Iowa development 20 years ago. He was run out of town because he was viewed as an incompetent planner that was against development. The old WalMart sat there empty for years, and now Lawrence looks just like so many other suburban developments, with an overbuilt commercial hub that is tucked into one corner of the city. The planning staff tried to warn of the consequences but the naysayers of lawrence were too stupid to listen to sense and instead listened to dollars. Now look what you have. Long range decisions should be long range, and not at the whim of "this developer is here now and no other developer will ever come along if we say no."

April 20, 2013 at 9:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )