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Editorial: Haskell needs a champion

Funding Haskell is not a straightforward proposition. The last time I recall a Kansas rep arranging additional funds for Haskell, the bureaucracy trimmed 4% for "management and processing" at each level before Haskell could receive the funds. The finds were not received in a timely manner and had strings attached. The Haskell stadium issue was a recent example. The only solution would have been for Haskell to sell the stadium to the city with a caveat for Haskell use and history.

Haskell is buried deep in layers of bureaucracy. I don't mean that in a derogatory manner. It just happened that way. Haskell should be a line item in the budget so that it can function like a university instead of a government agency. Haskell would cost less for the taxpayers without so many management layers. Howard University has such an arrangement. ........ Then, there's a huge trust issue to overcome.

May 23, 2017 at 11:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Our leader

Oops. Sorry. I was practicing my "fake news" response. Not paying attention.

May 17, 2017 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Our leader

Time interview with Donald Trump, May 11, 2017. The quote is directly from the interview. Check it out before commenting. Let's work on sorting out real fake news together. There sure is a lot of fake news. No disagreement there.

May 17, 2017 at 8:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Nebraska mayor calls for changes to Kansas burn rules

A lot of people are affected by these burns. The burns cause pain and stifles breathing. Last year, burns on the south side of Lawrence were especially bad. Ash was carried by the wind and covered neighborhoods. Chunks of charred stuff hit windshields. It was difficult to see while driving. The problem is not just in the Flint hills. The burn practices in Kansas should be changed. Nebraska's need to control vegetation is not much different from Kansas. Kansas needs to get up to speed on air quality and community health. If Nebraska can manage good air quality, then, Kansas can too.

May 1, 2017 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Nebraska mayor calls for changes to Kansas burn rules

Nebraska's need to control vegetation is not much different from Kansas. Kansas needs to get up to speed on air quality and community health. A lot of people are affected by these burns. The burns cause pain and stifle breathing. If Nebraska can manage good air quality, then, Kansas can too.

May 1, 2017 at 11:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Top Kansas lawmaker suggests utility fee to fund public schools

According to the state constitution, the state's major responsibilities are education and administration of services. If we pay for these things directly or there is alternate funding like KU's, what is our tax money used for?

April 28, 2017 at 8:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The problem with sales taxes

Historically 3-5 %, now less than 1 % sales tax revenue stream could be an indication of the Kansas economy in a downward spiral. Kansans have zipped up their wallets. Fewer microwaves, less food and clothing, using old computers.

What states have sales tax on rent, college tuition and healthcare?

April 27, 2017 at 10:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City of Lawrence awarded national walkability ranking; evaluation makes safety and funding recommendations

Rick, ADA compliance would be mostly ramps at intersections and crosswalks. It could conceivably include sidewalk construction specs, but that would be the contractors' concern. Good point, though. The city is just beginning to sort out broad strokes and details. I've been involved with sidewalk issues in Lawrence for more than 35 years. The city is finally moving forward. I have confidence that the city will consider our concerns. Please continue offering your opinions. We need them.

April 27, 2017 at 11:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Private prisons a terrible idea

I miss Dolph Simon's viewpoints. The new editorials are so agreeable, I wonder what opposing opinions are.

April 27, 2017 at 9:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach seeks stay of order requiring him to turn over voting plan

What does Kobach have to hide? This stay of order looks like an admission og guilt.

April 19, 2017 at 5:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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