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Snow storm hits Lawrence

I hope you moved to Kansas City, I know they get the side streets cleaned a lot quicker there!

February 22, 2013 at 2:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

District orders changes to 8th grade slavery lesson

"So far this year, Harkin (school principle) said, only one parent had expressed concern about the assignment, and that parent’s concerns were quickly resolved."

“My parents grew up in Mississippi, said Kevin Harrell, the district’s special education director, “And so growing up, I heard about Mississippi and I visited Mississippi, and to this day, when I hear about shackles, I think of that. There’s just an emotional response.”

So, one black administrator has an "emotional response", one parent has questions that were quickly resolved, and Adam Holden, Lawrence’s assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, says the lesson "MIGHT" lead to problems, though none have been reported, so they throw it out.

February 19, 2013 at 12:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think Gov. Brownback should try to combine the Kansas Department of Transportation with the Kansas Turnpike Authority?

If you think the good old gov is going to use turnpike money for education, I want some of what ever your drinking. It will go to whatever the Koch Brothers tell him.

January 18, 2013 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

All Kansas counties except one declared disaster areas because of drought

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January 10, 2013 at 10:09 p.m. ( )

Longtime employee Linda Lassen 1 of 2 laid off at Penn House on Friday

Not only does smitty know everything wrong with the LPD, Now smitty has all the insight into the workings of the local charity organizations.

Amazing

January 7, 2013 at 2:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime employee Linda Lassen 1 of 2 laid off at Penn House on Friday

Who is on the Ballard board?

January 5, 2013 at 10:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New House Speaker Merrick refuses Kansas Supreme Court chief justice's request to address Legislature

What else would Nuss expect from a Brownback legislature; they need only consider what is on their own narrow minds.

And no, I am not a Democrat, just a lifelong Republican embarrassed by this regime.

December 31, 2012 at 3:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

NIH announces diversity measures after KU professor's finding that black researchers receive fewer grants

Here we go again. Let’s give grants based on ethnicity, not merit. Plus they're trying to fix the perceived problem before they have all the facts.

December 27, 2012 at 3:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Look in mirror

If you're going to quote an incident in history, better go back and read the facts about who pulled the trigger
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The Kent State shootings—also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre—occurred at Kent State University in the U.S. city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.*

* en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings

December 27, 2012 at 1:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Gun access

You don't need ammo and you don't need a gun to kill innocent children in school. Read the following link from history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_Sch...

December 18, 2012 at 1:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )