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Letter: Cars are king

Dorothy, I agree with your list of safe behaviors, but the pedestrians that were hit last month were in crosswalks with the right of way. I experienced two close calls this week as a pedestrian, myself. I pointed to the crosswalk sign, but more than one driver ignored it, even increased their speed. Walking should not be so dangerous. Everyone remembers seeing a few pedestrians and cyclists doing stupid things like wearing black at night. Many ordinary pedestrians and cyclists do as you suggest. Their experiences are not good, and sometimes they experience uninvited hostility from drivers,

January 21, 2015 at 1:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Riordan files for second term on Lawrence City Commission

We have twelve candidates for city commission. A primary will narrow the selection to six candidates. What would happen if we had a two party system like governor Brownback is promoting?

January 21, 2015 at 1:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers and lobbyists go to work on budget, school funding, Medicaid and more

Andy, Is the government notoriously wasting people's money or is this folklore? I recall an expose twenty or so years ago, something about thousands of dollars for a wrench, but are you aware of anything more recent? Give some examples please. And, clarify the government vs other people. Who are the other people?

January 19, 2015 at 8:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers and lobbyists go to work on budget, school funding, Medicaid and more

Andy, Is the government notoriously wasting people's money or is this folklore? I recall an expose' twenty or so years ago, something about thousands of dollars for a wrench, but are you aware of anything more recent? Give some examples please. And, clarify the government vs other people. Who are the other people?

January 19, 2015 at 8:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Library waste

We are an academic community ... Supposedly. Our library should be up-to-date. On line books and information are ok, but there's nothing like holding a book at any age. Of all the investments the city has made, I think investing in the library was best. Well, except for the water treatment plant. What do we need and want for the community? The time to think about it is now while the comprehensive plan, Horizon 2020, is being updated.

January 19, 2015 at 2:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: On the rise?

Did I read right? The governor wants to push the state contributions to KPERS down to the local level.

January 19, 2015 at 2:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback budget cuts K-12 education, holds higher education funding flat

Funding or not funding KPERS could turn into a massive lawsuit.

January 17, 2015 at 1:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Workforce Center to relocate to new tech campus near 31st and Haskell streets

Relocating Job Services is a good idea. I want to read more about the the organization of the VoTech center and its programs.

January 16, 2015 at 4:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence commission reverses Rock Chalk Park stance after serious accounting questions emerge

Mike Amyx was concerned about the upfront costs of this project and probably the ongoing costs as well. Anyone in the community could keeptrack of projects like the water treatment plant and facilities for the police department by reading the newspaper. Very few chose to do so. The community at large should take some responsibility for not anticipating the cost of these projects, too.

January 14, 2015 at 6:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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