ladyoneill (Laura Wilson)


Comment history

City board to hear proposal on restricting plastic bags in Lawrence

Instead of an outright ban, why doesn't the government go England's route and charge for plastic bags. As of October 1 you have to pay 5p for every plastic bag a store gives you. That way the government makes a bit of money instead of just ticking everyone off. Also they don't completely irritate tourists who don't know about the law and buy a pile of stuff and suddenly have nothing to carry the pile in. So far I've only seen grocery bags talked about in Kansas but how far from that is all plastic bags from all stores? Yeah, some stores provide paper bags, but a lot don't. So, make money on the plastic bags, don't just ban them outright. If someone is spending $50 on a pair of shoes, they probably won't mind paying 10 cents for a plastic bag to carry them in.

November 6, 2015 at 9:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Kasold safety

I have no problem with the roundabout in general. I have a problem with the ridiculously designed ones with trees and planting and brick and faux gas looking lamps that we spend money on. Half the roundabouts in Lawrence would be yellow circular bumps in England. Ours are very difficult to see around and way too expensive. It's hard enough to see cars coming in from the other entrances; I'd be very worried about walking across one of the entrances.

October 13, 2015 at 12:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Kasold savings

I've read this same argument over and over again from you. Roundabouts aren't dangerous. Drivers are dangerous! Maybe we need more extensive driving lessons in this country, including how to properly negotiate a roundabout. I hope that today's youth are being taught. Heck, I see people failing to figure out a four way stop all the time, too, and running red lights. Drivers who don't drive attentively are the problem regardless of the form the road and stops/yields are in. Stop blaming roundabouts. They work perfectly well everywhere in Europe where everyone is taught to drive them properly.

October 13, 2015 at 12:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Davis rejects GOP call to step aside from voting rights case

Precisely. Until every state gives away free birth certificates (and in a very timely fashion after the request), this is forcing people to pay to be allowed the constitutional right to vote. I'm just surprised Kobach hasn't made it retroactive so that everyone has to provide a birth certificate. I was born in Kansas, have always lived here, and have no idea where my birth certificate is, if my parents have it or if I'd have to get a new one.

October 7, 2015 at 12:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas courts start project to centralize electronic filing

If they make Johnson County use the same system as we do here, I'll jump for joy. They're the only county with mandatory efiling that uses their own system. The real problem is going to be getting the smaller district courts to institute it. It took Douglas County three(?) years as a test case to get most of the bugs out (and there are still a few things that are impossible to efile like original Wills). I don't see the State giving enough money to get this set up and working statewide.

September 3, 2015 at 12:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New multimillion dollar medical building set for west Lawrence; future of Clinton Parkway interchange may spark a battle

Y'know, they should have built the darn thing as four lanes to begin with. I have no need to use the Clinton Pkwy exit/entrance to go to the lake; I do use it all the time as I LIVE off of Clinton Pkwy. I also use the Kasold/1200 Road crossing seven or eight times a week at least in order to go south and avoid the million stop lights on Iowa or to enter the trafficway to go west. The only change I agree with that they're proposing is the stupid stoplight at Wakarusa. No 65 mph road should have a stoplight!

September 3, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers' judicial policy is unconstitutional, judge rules; attorney general says courts could lose funding

That's exactly what will happen and one more black eye to Kansas. There's this little thing called "due process" and a "speedy right to trial". So, if the courts shut down, does that mean the police stop arresting people since they can't be arraigned etc? Yeah, no, the Feds will put a quick halt to that idiocy, as well they should.

September 3, 2015 at 8:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City: Former mayor used government credit card for personal expenses, claiming his own cards had been 'compromised'

To be fair, they now have valet parking at KCI because the parking garage at terminal B seems to be perpetually full. I was lucky to find a place on top last week. I assume this is because terminal A seems to be closed.

But, he still could have parked at one of the outer lots and taken a bus. I was just picking someone up.

August 18, 2015 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: On guard

I know that if I'd been planning to shop in that shopping center that day and had seen two armed men not wearing military or police uniforms, I'd have driven right past and taken my business elsewhere. This was a knee jerk reaction to an act of terrorism. We have trained professionals to handle this kind of violence. While I'm sure there are many responsible, trained gun owners out there, these two men could have had absolutely no training thanks to our new laws. Anyone could buy a gun and wave it around with absolutely no training and shoot themselves in the foot (or someone else). That scares me to death.

July 29, 2015 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's the most frustrating road construction project in Lawrence right now?

Well, today it's Crestline which SAYS it's one lane between 15th and Orchard but in actuality it's shut down, yet there's no sign telling you this except for a hand painted board NOT at the 15th and Cresltine intersection where it would make sense, but half way up the hill where the construction starts. Yeah, helpful making everyone turn around in a parking lot.

July 24, 2015 at 9:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )