fredthemechanic1213 (Jonathan Fox)


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National reports show tuition rates rising as state funding for higher education declines

The article fails to point out that while state funding goes down, universities across the country are spending way more year after year, outpacing inflation 2-4+ times. The extra cost at universities insn't so much faculty, but ridiculous administrators, ammenities, and sports venues.

April 22, 2015 at 9:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Governor's plan leaves end of Kansas income taxes uncertain

Since when is AFP a quotable source?

February 3, 2015 at 7:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Grocery store industry begins new push to allow strong beer, wine, liquor sales

All this does it put hundreds of small businesses out of business so that Dillon's grocery stores can make more money.

The convenience of not having to drive down the street to a liquor store, versus the jobs created by liquor stores is not worth it. Putting liquor and strong beer on grocery shelves will not create any jobs or boost anyone except the large grocery chain's bottom line.

January 10, 2015 at 11:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown Lawrence grocery store in the works for 11th and Massachusetts

Funny how nobody is upset about the idea of special parking privileges and tax subsidies.

I guess that's where the line is. Provides a visible thing that people want as opposed to something like jobs or economic development.

December 4, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Republican streak on line in U.S. Senate race

Maybe if more than a fraction of actual VOTERS voted in primaries we could have good candidates in the general election.
For most of the country, the majority of people who vote in primaries are the farther left or right democrats and republicans. This is what's preventing compromise in Congress.
If you result to saying that you're picking between the better of two bad candidates, help a decent democrat/republican get on the ticket in the first place.

November 5, 2014 at 8:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What a wonderful store. So many things to explore and the owner is so helpful in suggesting new things and pointing in the right direction.

October 2, 2014 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: KU struggles to establish winning football program

You can look up KU faculty salaries online because of open public records. KU's Chancellor makes over $400,000, AD makes over $550,000, head coaches of football and basketball make well over $10 million.

September 20, 2014 at 3:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

K.C.-based Mexican restaurant coming to old Carlos O'Kelly's spot; food truck battle may be brewing; study finds Lawrence not very average

I'm more worried about how or even if these trucks are inspected. Restaurants are regularly inspected, are food trucks under the same health codes and inspections?

August 28, 2014 at 1:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence-based company launches salad dressing line, set to make QVC appearance; city commissioners to discuss fun center and police headquarters

I would like to know more about the reasons for the new police headquarters. Aside from consolidating to one location instead of being split between downtown and 15th & Wak, I don't know what $30 million bucks gets us.

If that's the only real big reason for the project, we'd be better off waiting until we pay off one of our other big sales tax projects (Library maybe) and passing that increase on to this police project (Since sales taxes never seem to go down in this town even when they are raised for one specific building project).

May 23, 2014 at 3:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commission to study possibility of November election for police headquarters project

Do sales taxes ever go down? I have never seen it because the city usually keeps the increase and finds another project to spend it on. We need to wait and pay off some of the other big projects in town (public library maybe) and pass that increase on to this project not increase taxes that never go back down even further. This city is already the most expensive cost of living in the state but a substantial margin. If we're going to be concerned about the poor, pass this project on until we can afford it. This project should have come before a new public library anyway.

May 21, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )