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Kansas GOP plans network of lawyers watching election

I have been registered to vote in Douglas County since 1983 with the same name I was born with. Except for two years I lived at a different address, I have voted from the address I live at now and have concurrently for over twelve years at two different polling places only because about five years ago they moved my neighborhood to a new polling place. I will grudgingly show my picture ID, new last year. I don't even know where my birth certificate is, but I was born at LMH, which I believe is in the United States, and my voter registration from thirty years ago is probably in some old wallet somewhere. Anyone who tries to prevent me from voting or tries to purge my vote will find I am not as meek and mild-mannered as I appear.

As for the claim that Democrats use underhanded methods (and then laying out the ones they think we use) I have to laugh. At the recent primary, the person taking my name was someone I'd known for thirty years. She still asked to see a picture ID and followed all procedures correctly. And, yes, she's a Democrat. I think Mr. Barker has confused Kansas with Chicago of decades past...(or Tamany Hall or something from another era).

October 29, 2014 at 2:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Governor backs Kansas high court justices' ouster

I always vote against judges to keep them on their toes (they never lose) but this just ensured I'll vote for these two.

October 23, 2014 at 3:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Traffic flow

I highly doubt the 23rd & Iowa project will be done in nine days. I drive through at least twice daily and it's got a lot of work left to be done especially on the 23rd St./Clinton Pkwy portions.

October 23, 2014 at 12:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Royals beat Giants 7-2, even World Series 1-1

Now that's the style of baseball they played in their amazing August run and the first eight games of the playoffs!

October 23, 2014 at 9:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas, two other states deny gay marriage despite appellate rulings

Misleading headline. My first assumption was the court had made its decision already and upheld the ban!

October 23, 2014 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Retiring Republican official Praeger breaks with party in big Kansas races

Good for her. I've always supported her and thought she did a great job as Ins. Commissioner.

October 22, 2014 at 11:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ex-Kansas Gov. Graves endorses US Sen. Roberts

Very disappointing. I actually voted for him against Joan Finney for governor because he was a moderate and pro-education.

October 22, 2014 at 11:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

WOW to double Internet speeds in Lawrence by January

I really hope that "everywhere" means everywhere their service is available as my parents have WOW internet in the county and they can't stream anything, not even a video. It's ridiculously slow to download anything, like hours whereas in town, it's a minute.

September 25, 2014 at 10:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New ownership, name change in store for Douglas County Bank

Ditto, for nearly thirty years. I liked having a locally owned bank.

September 23, 2014 at 12:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local agencies want to make it easier for kids to walk or bike to school

Since they removed the school bus from my neighborhood (when they upped the distance required for a bus) there IS no safe route for kids to get to Schwegler from Prairie Meadows. Not only do they have to cross both Clinton Pkwy/23rd Street and Iowa, they have the construction to deal with and the only crossing guard on the route is at 23rd and Ousdahl. No wonder parents pay for a private bus. Yes, it's not that far a distance but that should not be the main criteria. The amount of traffic, the wide (now wider) roads for kids to cross, make it dangerous for them to walk or ride bikes to get to school. It would be wonderful for kids to be able to safely walk or ride to school but, as it is, it's not always feasible.

September 20, 2014 at 12:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )