kansasplains1 (Lawrence Morgan)


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Help plant flowers in Lawrence parks, public spaces

This is a great idea! In the Bay Area it is very common; it is often combined with clean-up of a particular park, then planting flowers. I like it very much, because then everyone can enjoy the flowers, where if the flowers are planted in peoples' back yards, very few people can see or enjoy them.

In Golden Gate Park, for example, groups of people have their own space for flowers that they particularly like - dahlias, for example. This is another possibility that could be included in Lawrence.

People can also have flowers within parklets. I have expanded on this earlier:




March 11, 2015 at 10:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local health advocate raises idea of smoking ban in city parks, e-cigarette ban in certain city facilities

Smoking is prohibited in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and in most parks in Northern California. Who wants to go to the park and have waves of cigarette smoke or e-cigs - and the response has been terrific.

March 11, 2015 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Lawrence ordinance would check criminal history of taxi cab drivers

What about uber and Lyft? Are they coming to Lawrence?

These companies have great service in other cities.

Or do the taxi cab companies want to keep them out too, creating a further monopoly?

March 10, 2015 at 1:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate panel endorses $9.4 million swap from KU Lawrence campus to Wichita medical school

I do not like Sam Brownback, but this is an important change: we need doctors and nurses throughout Kansas, not just in Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City. It's about time that money and resources are shifted throughout the state, not just Lawrence and Kansas City.

March 6, 2015 at 12:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Who should pay?

A very much to the point editorial.

For every flight that is made with the KU jet, very important questions should be asked:

Are the taxpayers really benefiting from this flight, or is the flight the result of benefit primarily to the KU athletic department or other KU Department flight.

Then, if the flight still needs to be made, much of the time the costs will go to the individual departments, not taxpayers.

The following paragraph is right to the point: "Maybe Kansas lawmakers, Internal Revenue Service or Federal Aviation Administration officials could work out a polity whereby various KU departments and Kansas Athletics could pay for their use of the plane with revenues generated by their own efforts (previous words emphasized) rather than state - meaning taxpayer - dollars."

March 4, 2015 at 5:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Biggs On Mass fire

Great photos.

March 4, 2015 at 5:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Taxpayers footing the bill for hundreds of flights that KU defends as essential

A superb article, Ms. Dillon and the Journal-World.

This is what high class reporting is all about!

March 2, 2015 at 12:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Journal-World wins 33 Kansas Press Association awards

Congratulations to the Journal World.

And to those who didn't quite make it, but with excellent stories as well, also congratulations.

I would like to see the entire awards report for the whole state of Kansas.

February 27, 2015 at 12:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence religious organizations joining to 'go upstream'

It seems like a very important group to me.

Are any Buddhists involved?

Any atheists?

Any other branches of other religions, including the ahmadiyya muslims who I work with in The Gambia?

Why is it so important to reach agreement before you have public meetings? I would have thought that the public meetings would expose all points of view.

It's a very good article, but you never mention the twelve themes. What are they?

February 9, 2015 at 12:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )