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Letter to the editor: Don’t ignore lighting advice

Take your knowledge directly to the city commission. https://lawrenceks.org/commissioners/
Otherwise, it will be ost here.

June 15, 2017 at 1:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pedestrian struck by vehicle, flown to trauma center with serious injuries

Cell phone use is addictive. It's hard to imagine how and why a pedestrian could be so focused on a cell phone. Drivers who are using cell phones don't like to be interrupted either. The attitude is the same, many times.

June 14, 2017 at 9:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Lawrence laboratory expected to bring millions in additional research dollars from the Department of Defense

This a great opportunity for people with lots of degrees. We still need to bring in skilled labor jobs and provide a skilled labor force.

June 14, 2017 at 3:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission would have to eliminate millions worth of projects to keep tax rate flat

If voters had had the option to choose either the police facility or the sports complex knowing the needs for each, which do you think they would have considered more necessary?

June 14, 2017 at 3:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A look at a unique eastside housing development and why the city may spend nearly $60K to save a tree in it

The neighbors would probably be fine with that. Rec centers are not a necessity.

June 14, 2017 at 3:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission would have to eliminate millions worth of projects to keep tax rate flat

The city lacks jobs. Let's hold the line until our economy is more balanced. Otherwise, we will be a bedroom community. Bedroom communities cannot sustain themselves.

June 14, 2017 at 2:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gunman opens fire on GOP lawmakers at baseball practice; U.S. congressman among wounded

Good point. We really should tone down our rhetoric. Readers who are not stable do not need fuel for their worries.

June 14, 2017 at 2:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gunman opens fire on GOP lawmakers at baseball practice; U.S. congressman among wounded

Is mental health covered in the GOP proposed health care plan?

June 14, 2017 at 2:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission would have to eliminate millions worth of projects to keep tax rate flat

Sometime in the past, the city had a revenue surplus. There were no new projects planned. Rather than invest in infrastructure, the city commission decided to give tax payers a break. Taxes were cut.

Once taxes are cut, it is very difficult to raise them again. The budget back in the day did not include updating and renovation. Taking care of existing infrastructure needs to be back in the budget. Yes, we could trim the budget, but what will Lawrence look like if we don't fix it up? Look at the condition of some of the buildings, streets, sidewalks. And, that's just repairs. We are not really talking tax increase. The city needs to restore revenue to the previous level and use the money wisely.

I'm not wild about restoring revenue, but it should be done. Trim the budget where it needs to trimmed, but catch up on infrastructure and prepare for new growth.

June 14, 2017 at 1:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission would have to eliminate millions worth of projects to keep tax rate flat

The police department facility has been on a back burner for at least ten years along with the sewage treatment plant and the library. My interpretation of the recent vote against a new police department facility was backlash and anger after the community realized how expensive the new sports complex was. The sports complex was not voted on, by the way.

June 14, 2017 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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