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Netanyahu warns against striking a ‘bad’ nuclear deal with Iran

Netanyahu definitely prefers the Republican Party. He campaigned for Romney. Now, he's rallying the GOP in congress.

March 4, 2015 at 12:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Soden, Rasmussen, Boley take top three spots in Lawrence City Commission primary

In the past, candidates with the highest funding tended to do well in the polls. It would be interesting to compare campaign funds, number of votes, and votes by precinct.

I have a theory that the Journal World leveled the playing field with its summaries of each candidate. The candidates were able to state their positions clearly without huge expenditures.

March 4, 2015 at 9:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

2015 primary election results: Soden, Rasmussen, Boley, Riordan, Herbert, Schumm moving onto April general election

Turn out at the polls was only 8.7%. If the primary election were held in the fall, would the turnout be greater?

March 3, 2015 at 8:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate passes bill that would move local elections to November

Or, is this a first step towards partisan local elections?

February 27, 2015 at 10:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City's Spin Pizza coming to Sixth and Wakarusa area; rumor of another restaurant for South Iowa; Mojo's chicken wings make a return

Gary, No one is complaining about the new businesses. It's just that these businesses are not bringing economic growth.

February 26, 2015 at 5:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City's Spin Pizza coming to Sixth and Wakarusa area; rumor of another restaurant for South Iowa; Mojo's chicken wings make a return

No, this is not economic growth. There will not be new money. We will have the same economy redistributed. Yes, there will be a few parttime jobs, but the new eating placs will not attract customers from outside of Lawrence. Approximately the same amount of money will circulate from those who dine out.

February 26, 2015 at 12:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton purchases former Borders Bookstore site; Incumbents, Rasmussen leading the pack in City Commission fundraising

It would take me a while to find the height restrictions, but I'm pretty sure they exist.

February 25, 2015 at 11:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas legislators take up measures targeting Kansas Judiciary

"“All of them, all they do is serve to politicize the judicial branch of government,” said Rep. Boog Highberger, D-Lawrence, who serves on the House Judiciary Committee."

This quote has no context. What was Highberger referring to? Who or what is "they"?

February 22, 2015 at 1:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Tax incentives good for Lawrence

There's a difference between economic development and building development. Economic development brings new money into the community. In the Treanor Architects example, new jobs/positions were created. If more design projects are local, there is no economic gain. Money is recirculating. If Treanor Archichitects sells more designs outside the community and the money returns to the community, it is bringing in new money.

The infill is building development in line with H2020. The new construction work is for existing jobs.

Let's consider the new apartment complex near campus. The actual construction does not create new jobs. The construction creates new work for existing workers. The investors are bringing money from outside the community to build, but the long term profits will leave the community.

There are a lot of reasons to use tax incentives as a tool, but I'm not sure we have identified what we are trying to accomplish.

February 21, 2015 at 11:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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