joejarvis (Joseph Jarvis)

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Plans filed to redevelop former J.C. Penney building with 3 stores, including 2 retailers new to Lawrence

Tell the construction contractors to be extra careful with any boxes labeled "ceramic tiles."

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August 31, 2017 at 3:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump bars transgender individuals from U.S. armed forces

Hey trans readers: Most of Lawrence (there are always a few naysayers) think you're fabulous. Don't let a bad news day get you down. Donate $20 to Outserve-SLDN and join a friend for a cocktail somewhere in liberal Larry tonight. Sincerely, LFK

July 26, 2017 at 11:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Window smashed at downtown Lawrence's Aladdin Cafe

@Sara: It occurred the night of the Fourth. Aladdin's is a Middle Eastern restaurant. The window was smashed where a pro-Muslim sign was displayed. The police believe there is no evidence to indicate an anti-Muslim motive. Are those not facts? Must not be, because they weren't in the article. --Joe Jarvis, speculator

July 10, 2017 at 5:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Window smashed at downtown Lawrence's Aladdin Cafe

@Bob Summers: A Middle Eastern restaurant's window was broken on the night of Fourth of July right where that restaurant displayed a sign promoting tolerance for Muslims and Mexicans. A photo of that broken window went viral on Facebook. It went viral because people thought there was a chance it was an anti-Muslim act. That's a significant part of the story that is not reported.

July 6, 2017 at 7:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Window smashed at downtown Lawrence's Aladdin Cafe

@Sara: Why did you write this story with no mention of the possibility of anti-Muslim vandalism on the Fourth, in fact suggesting the opposite with the police quote about how broken windows "just happen all the time?" This smacks of whitewashing.

July 6, 2017 at 4:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board appoints Melissa Johnson to fill vacant seat

Johnson has 10+ years in ties to the district, has kids currently in the district's schools, has a degree in education, is currently employed as a teacher, and has been attending board meetings as a concerned citizen/parent. But of course, the first commenter suggests she got the job because she's black, not on merit. A white man with these qualities would not face this questioning.

Bonus idea: Experience with diversity and inclusion issues is in itself a form of job qualification.

March 28, 2017 at 4:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Yard concerns

So to recap, the city offers its residents weekly curbside pickup of trash, single-stream recycling (including all plastic types and glass), and yard waste composting (given back to the public essentially free) through a public program in a way that uses automation/robotic arms to increase efficiency and treat city employees fairly, and they're planning ahead for growth/workload balancing. Have you visited many small Kansas towns lately? Sounds like we're a rich town with a competent public works staff. Good grief. Some people have no perspective.

March 27, 2017 at 8:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Austrian convicted of hate speech relating to Muslims to address Douglas County GOP; demonstration planned

@Randolf Fellows said, "political correctness drove many hateful people underground and away from discourse that might have changed their minds."

I'm not sure I follow the logic that a climate where hate speech is more accepted will make those who say such hate speech more likely to abandon it. But I can be dense sometimes.

March 6, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

California travel ban on Kansas affecting KU basketball; LGBT rights group seeks repeal of 'religious freedom' law

@Thomas Bradley: Your comments that gays caused AIDS and about gay anal sex are great examples of the need for nondiscrimination laws that include LGBT people. You're prejudiced. Educate yourself.

February 12, 2017 at 3:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Campus-carry repeal bill fails to advance out of Senate committee

An unscheduled early vote. A voice vote without roll call. A committee hearing with no transcript or recording of what was actually said. Legislators who won't say how they voted. Sounds like textbook Kansas legislature to me. I'm sure a bunch of these folks talk about draining the swamp in DC though.

February 1, 2017 at 5:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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