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City Commission, East Lawrence neighborhood go back and forth on Ninth Street proposal

David, The city commission must represent everyone, and not everyone agrees with you. Some do. Some don't.

December 22, 2014 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Too little, too late

I would be more interested in knowing how much revenue has been generated compared to operating costs. And, who is paying what costs?

December 21, 2014 at 1:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence found to lag behind Manhattan in college community ranking; City Hall and the land of meetings; butcher shop expanding

David, How do you think Lawrence could be more competitive and supportive?

December 20, 2014 at 12:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Technical training center receives $20,000 donation from local builders

I wouldn't go that far. I'm just concerned that the planning does not include the people who are paying for the venture. They tried for a grant, but didn't get it. The community should support VoTech education. I want more transparency and more buyin from all stakeholders.

December 19, 2014 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Technical training center receives $20,000 donation from local builders

Taxpayers have a limited amount of money. They voted for a VoTech school through the USD 497 bond issue. Taxpayers' dollars are already commited. If they also commit to VoTech through the city, that's a stretch.

The Stultz family has made a donation that shows their support for VoTech education. I hope they experience the benefits of VoTech graduates. And, I hope to see more local businesses contribute and benefit from VoTech.

I have strongly supported the bond issue for VoTech education. I was surprised twice. The first time was when business leaders developed another plan for VoTech. The second was when we were asked for more tax dollars for VoTech through the city.

We haven't heard a whole lot about the program and its funding. I'd like to see involvement from the business community. It would increase the training of the labor pool as well as give students better job opportunities. Are there internships? Who is providing equipment? How are other community colleges involved?

December 19, 2014 at 12:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Crisis situation

My terminology may be inaccurate. My point is that we are turning away seriously mentally ill people.

December 18, 2014 at 11:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police: Near accident between car and bicycle results in stolen phone

Yes, I agree. It is possible to ticket a pedestrian, as well. Sometimes, I sound like I'm on a bully pulpit, but I realize that accommodating pedestrians requires a different mindset ... for me, too. I am just as guilty for overlooking the white line before a crosswalk or ignoring a pedestrian crossing sign. Those things surprise me, because I'm not tuned in to them. It's going to take discipline on my part.

December 18, 2014 at 4:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Union leader files for seat on City Commission

We have fewer candidates who can afford to become a commissioner.

December 18, 2014 at 1:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police: Near accident between car and bicycle results in stolen phone

A driver is responsible for a few tons of a moving vehicle. S/he is supposed to be aware of everything in front of them.

This month, it was reported that the pedestrians were in crosswalks with the light. I read no indication that the cyclist was a problem.

In either case, yes, the driver should bear some responsibility.

December 18, 2014 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence found to lag behind Manhattan in college community ranking; City Hall and the land of meetings; butcher shop expanding

We should compare the number of variance requests and tax break requests with other communities.

December 18, 2014 at 1:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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