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Loan amount, lack of audit among items questioned about Rock Chalk Park infrastructure costs

and us Libertarians are practically having a heart-attack at how horribly wrong this entire thing is/was!!

November 18, 2014 at 10:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence commission again delays action on Wicked Broadband

If Wicked Broadband won't reveal it, then if I were a commissioner, I'd say "sorry, move along, try again next time"

November 12, 2014 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City struggles to interpret Wicked Broadband's finances as it considers $300k loan guarantee

Agree 100%. If a commissioner isn't willing to be a personal guarantor, then they shouldn't expect the city to, either. Thank you. :)

November 10, 2014 at 10:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City struggles to interpret Wicked Broadband's finances as it considers $300k loan guarantee

A city shouldn't be loaning private businesses money. That should be blatantly obvious. But since they are interesting in moving along with this asinine idea, they *absolutely need* to see Wicked's finances, and if Wicked doesn't want to show them the books, then that raises a lot of red flags..

To Wicked: If you're so sure you're going to succeed, then get a loan from a bank, or other investors. A government should not provide a private business money. I was 100% against the bailouts of the car industry by our Federal Government, too.

November 9, 2014 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The future of a new Lawrence police headquarters? Five questions

I live in east Lawrence, and I voted no:

1. A new police HQ is not needed. They have room in their spot at 15th and Wakarusa; there is no need to purchase new lands.
2. The city screwed up big time with that stupid rec center.

I am inches away from adding myself to the ballot for city commission next time. My sole platform will be: if it looks like it's benefiting a private business and does not benefit Lawrence for the greater whole, then I'm voting "no". I will also document and send to the newspaper(s) anyone who offers me money or attempts backroom deals.
This close, seriously ><. I'm tired of the city pandering to our developers.

November 8, 2014 at 11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Q&A on Lawrence police headquarters, sales tax

Vote no. The building at 15th and Wakarusa is sufficient in size, they can consolidate there.

I've had several LEO tell me it's a waste. Not the brass, of course, but the rank-and-file officers.

October 26, 2014 at 9:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Davis loses ground to Brownback in Kansas governor's race

Greg is correct. If you were mentioning it by name, you would capitalize it. It's akin to saying "the football stadium" vs. "Memorial Stadium". Hope this helps!

October 25, 2014 at 7:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Religious beliefs keep one of Kansas' top cross country runners from regionals

Couldn't they just rest the next day? A lot of people who work the meets do so because they want to, and their Sabbath is on Sunday.

October 24, 2014 at 12:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

5 things to know about the city's new curbside recycling service

so we have to pay so another company can make a profit?

October 19, 2014 at 10:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Gun sense

A much more significant amount of lives (including children!) could be saved if breathalyzer locks were mandatory in vehicles. The author of this letter doesn't care about lives saved, but instead just about getting rid of guns.

The "save the children" argument is getting really, really old.

September 14, 2014 at 9:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )