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Indian Hills residents concerned for safety after traffic diverted onto 27th Street

I'm sure any high traffic area could result in an average of 7 stops per day, especially in a school zone area.

Drivers do need to watch out but children also need to be taught to be aware. Teenage pedestrians are more at risk, I can't tell you how many I see willfully disobeying the traffic signals in the downtown area and around LHS.

April 27, 2015 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Animal advocate

Fred there are MANY sellers of pet health insurance. Depending on the breed, age and coverage selection, the premiums can be as much as $60 per month.

A dog from a breeder that takes serious precautions in producing the best puppies possible via the breed standard and health testing on the parents (and proof of testing generations back) should not need more than a good quality food, a yearly vet checkup and flea/heartworm medication. However, emergencies do happen and owners should have a savings account or a credit card for these instances. Even persons with poor credit can obtain the Care Credit card that many vets accept.

March 21, 2015 at 11:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pregnant runaway dog gives birth to 6 healthy puppies

Even the most stable dams will not accept babies at times. Often, it is nature that there is something wrong with the get. It is a miracle that this dam has accepted and cared for the 6 remaining puppies.

Why is the agency that is in charge of assisting homeless animals continues to produce more animals?

March 21, 2015 at 10:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton purchases former Borders Bookstore site; Incumbents, Rasmussen leading the pack in City Commission fundraising

Hey Brett. In case you haven’t noticed, this is the 1st world here in Lawrence. And yes, I got your sarcasm about the plywood and graffiti. But that lot seems to be functional because there are cars in it every day and there isn’t trash in it. So why refer to it as unkempt, because it isn’t brand spanking new? Guess what, this 7 story craptower will probably be empty in 20 years just like the other big ticket buildings that were “must haves”.

February 25, 2015 at 3:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton purchases former Borders Bookstore site; Incumbents, Rasmussen leading the pack in City Commission fundraising

I work daily in the 11th & Mass area. Parking is already a pain. Add construction and Wednesday jury trials and it's going to get worse. There has to be a better downtown location for the newest "Compton Towers" & stores than adjacent to the historic Courthouse.

And no, I don't mind walking a little from a parking space. But 2 blocks on unkempt and/or broken sidewalks up to 4 times a day is unreasonable.

February 24, 2015 at 1:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pregnant runaway dog now safe after community rallies in search for her

Yes, Penny was unsocialized and afraid of people. I get this. The best thing for a dog at that point is to spay (neuter indicates a male) her and have her hormones settle. Anyone who has dealt with rescue dogs, pregnant or not knows this. Anyone who has dealt with whelping a litter of puppies knows the amount of fear a first time dam can go through. I do hope the person caring for Penny is experienced in this area and knows what supplements she can give to assist Penny with remaining calm.

Lest you think I’m spouting without reason. I’ve done both. I’ve whelped a socialized mother, I’ve had pregnant rescues come in (they were spayed immediately, terminating the pregnancy), I’ve had unsocialized intact males.

February 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pregnant runaway dog now safe after community rallies in search for her

I have a great appreciation for rescue. I have been involved in rescue. Why do rescuers let these pregnancies continue? I keep hearing them scream and holler for more money, that they have a never ending supply of dogs that need help, no room for fosters, but they are bringing more mixed breed dogs into the world?

February 20, 2015 at 1:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback: It's up to Legislature to cut budget

Seriously, BB is cutting the STATE’S KPERS contributions again? This is how KPERS got into the mess it’s in right now with the unfunded liability. AND, the local employers still have to pay their share and balance their own budgets.

December 15, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Downtown grocer

Parking for people who work at the courthouse and JLE is already a nightmare, this is only going to make it worse. I'm not eligible for a disabled permit, but I sure can't walk the 2 blocks from the parking garage or the lot over by the community center.

December 8, 2014 at 3:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

TV options abound for cord-cutters, old-school and newfangled alike


Who are you using for your internet provider?

December 8, 2014 at 2:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )