ladyoneill (Laura Wilson)

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Voter privacy concerns raised again

My only problem with this is the errors. I got a letter last week (not a postcard) that said I had only voted in two of the last four general elections. This is wrong. I've never missed a general election; I've voted in Lawrence for the last thirty years (since I was old enough to vote) and I've lived at the same address for twelve years. I don't know where they're getting their information, but I was annoyed. The only thing I can think of is that while my address didn't change, my polling site did a few years ago.

November 4, 2014 at 7:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hillcrest school scraps Halloween parties, plans to eliminate Valentine's Day events

Thank you for pointing that out much more eloquently than I could.

A lot of our modern Christmas traditions stem from pagan traditions as well. There's a reason Jesus' birthday was stuck in the middle of the Winter Solstice celebrations.

November 1, 2014 at 11:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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 )