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Tyson Foods to build $320M chicken operation near Tonganoxie; plans to employ 1,600

The biggest void in Lawrence area's incomes is between $40,000 and $75,000. I doubt Tyson will be paying wages that high or higher. Residents commuting to Kansas City are not commuting for chicken feed.

Any ol' job does not necessarily address the gaps in the local economy. Low income does not translate to spendable income.

September 12, 2017 at 3:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tyson Foods to build $320M chicken operation near Tonganoxie; plans to employ 1,600

Amy, You've lived in Phoenix so you must know that the white population is decreasing proportionately. It is very obvious in the southwest. Your description reminds me of stories about my family coming to the U.S. My grandparents were poor, spoke very little English, had lots of children, and lived in a very dense neighborhood. Education was very important. It took two more generations before anyone earned a college degree.

it's disconcerting to read your concerns, but I thank you for sharing. I hope your fears are unwarranted.

September 12, 2017 at 1:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Mixed reaction on Tyson plant

Me, too. And, I miss reading his perspective. Now, all the writers agree.

September 9, 2017 at 11:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Take action on DACA

Wrong. President Obama used an administrative manuever, because congress couldn't get its act together. The problem of illegal immigrant children has been around for a long time. So, has congress' inability to resolve the issue. Since they have been paying into social security and medicare and can not qualify for benefits, should they be given a refund if they are deported?

September 7, 2017 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Whitewater outdoor center at Clinton State Park 'on back burner' for now

Topeka could use this attraction. It would perk up their local economy.

September 5, 2017 at 12:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

One person killed, two injured in North Lawrence motel shooting

Have you ever been to the south side?

September 4, 2017 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

One person killed, two injured in North Lawrence motel shooting

Indiana is very close and does not have restrictions on guns. Just a couple of hours drive away.

September 4, 2017 at 2:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach outlines plan to downsize state government through attrition

So, Koback downsized his staff through attrition. His lawsuits have been contracted out because there's not enough staff in-house. If you add up the in-house salaries and the costs of contracted employees, his budget is probably larger than it was before his attrition plan.

September 4, 2017 at 11:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State officials hope to replace, privatize Osawatomie State Hospital

This has become a standard practice. Neglect a building or service long enough to demonstrate need. Then, contract it. The end justifies the means.

August 31, 2017 at 12:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Group suggests changing South Middle School's name to reflect Native American heritage

How about "Seven Generations" or "Seventh Generation"?

August 28, 2017 at 3:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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