hear_me (Carol Bowen)

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Haskell students call for greater communication to bridge town, gown gap

I'm sorry I missed this opportunity to hear the perspectives of these Haskell students. Keep up these efforts.

September 27, 2016 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Be respectful

Will, Tensions from affected groups have been smouldering for awhile. Incidents one -at-a-time are not noticed by the general public. I'm ok with those who disagree with the sit-in or other demonstrations. It's time to actually bring up issues of prejudice or presumed prejudice. They do exist. Criticizing the method of communication allows us to avoid a productive discussion.

The most obvious place to start is with the shootings by police officers. Can it be shown that there is a trend of innocent people being shot? If so, how many were white victims, if any? Do the shootings take place in less affluent sides of towns or are we stereotyping?

What happens here in Lawrence? Obviously, we do not have as many shootings as a larger city. How often does a minority driver get pulled over compared to the total pulled over. How often do minorities receive more jail time for the same offense as a white person?

September 26, 2016 at 10:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Current zoning could add 6,000 more apartments to Lawrence

How many of these projects are financed by out-of-state investors. Maybe, folks with an excess of funds are looking for stable investments.

September 26, 2016 at 1:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Current zoning could add 6,000 more apartments to Lawrence

Michelle, The building codes in Lawrence are comparable to other communities. Some communities are stepping ahead with more construction regulations. There is a lot of poor construction in Lawrence. Like Dorothy said, there is a glut of rental units, yet, owners are keeping their profit margins.

September 26, 2016 at 1:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Be respectful

And?

September 26, 2016 at 8:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Be respectful

When we will we identify and begin working on race issues? What is an "acceptable" way to initiate discussion?

September 26, 2016 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police searching for vehicle wanted in connection with criminal damage

You're right. The journalist's grammar is amusing. The four incidents of deliberate property damage is no joke. Sorry.

September 23, 2016 at 7:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Affordable solutions

"There is reason for optimism but the challenges are vast — most notably, creating permanent, affordable housing stock. "

We also need to protect existing affordable housing. It's too easy to dismiss affordable neighborhoods. There's a fine line between infill and encroachment.

September 20, 2016 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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