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Letter to the editor: Ouster advocated

Direct contributions would be a matter of public record. However, campaign funds are not straight forward. We've seen candidates attacked by a PAC, fundng opponents in the primaries, and other clandestine activities.

July 26, 2016 at 1:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Advocates say Medicaid expansion could insure about 5,000 in Douglas County

Thanks fo the article. It looks like the sample is small and has a two year time frame. For health issues, inceasing the number of ears might show fifferencs in health. Improving one's health taks a while.

Here's the concluding sentence: " We found that insurance led to increased access to and utilization of health care, substantial improvements in mental health, and reductions in financial strain, but we did not observe reductions in measured blood-pressure, cholesterol, or glycated hemoglobin levels."

Note that there were substantial improvements in mental health and less financial strain.

July 26, 2016 at 1:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district budget likely to include teacher cuts

Doesn't that depend on what the unfilled teaching positions are? Will an unfilled position increase class sizes in 9th grade Math or English? Will coaching positions be excepted? Blanket cutting strategies are too simplistic.

July 25, 2016 at 8:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district budget likely to include teacher cuts

I remember that. Didn't we find that it is possible to use bond money for classes?

July 25, 2016 at 8:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback, chairman of Cruz campaign in Kansas knock refusal to back Trump

Don't get me wrong. I do not admire Ted Cruz as a politician, and I do not think he will suffer politically for not endorsing Trump. He might come out ahead after this election. Our state politicians were all rallying around the GOP nominee. That's quite a contrast with Ted Cruz' speech.

July 23, 2016 at 12:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Keep city auditor

"Tom Markus, by contrast, favors more laxity in this regard. So it looks bad when Marcus wants to cut Eglinski’s position."

Not quite. Tom Markus said that Lawrence is conservative with tax incentives. That is not the same as lax accounting. If we cannot handle suggested budget cuts, how will we ever get the city's budget under control? This is not interpersonal stuff. The objective part of your post is, "I am willing to pay more in taxes for a city auditor because the auditor makes sure I’m getting my money’s worth for my taxes." It is an option. I wonder how many folks feel the same. So far, everyone wants their special projects, but no one else has suggested raising taxes to pay for them. Your suggestion should be considered.

July 22, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback, chairman of Cruz campaign in Kansas knock refusal to back Trump

The more I think about it, the more I admire Ted Cruz.

July 22, 2016 at 5:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Republicans don't see convention's tone as too harsh

I've been listening too. I did not hear as much as you did. Yes, comparing to the dems' convention ought to clarify our choices. I do wish all of them would quit making derogatory personal comments about their opponents.

July 21, 2016 at 1:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback, chairman of Cruz campaign in Kansas knock refusal to back Trump

Ted Cruz is known for his candor. It took a lot of corage to do what he did. Impressive. One has to wonder about the GOP. For some reason, peer pressure, manipulation and power are more important than principles.

The GOPs top priority is to get a Republican president into office so that s/he can appoint supreme court justices. What about issues that affect people like healthcare costs, ...? It's all about power. Are we stuck with two political parties entrenched in their own solutions? So far, no one in this week's convention has talked about the problem of not being able to reach across the isle. Isn't that inability to act together on solutions what gives them a low score in the public's eye? Let's see how the Democrats say during their convention.

July 21, 2016 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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