ladyoneill (Laura Wilson)


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Despite ruling, gay couples in Kansas still battling for recognition

"It takes a long time to analyze and review the ruling and then make any policy changes."

Yeah, well it took no time at all for KPERs to make its policy changes and do the right thing. Despite the potential cost to taxpayers, including me, I hope that if the state government continues to drag its obstinate feet, there are several lawsuits filed. If you work for a government agency, you work for the people, ALL the people. If you want to then discriminate against someone and refuse to do your job because of your religion, get a job in the private sector.

July 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

All counties in Kansas allowing same-sex marriage licenses, but state not yet allowing name changes, joint tax returns

Do heterosexual married couples get to change their names, be put on their spouses healthcare and benefits? Yes, of course, so stop throwing lame obstacles in the way Brownback!

July 1, 2015 at 9:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sight of gun at Lawrence Taco Bell spooked someone Monday night, but officers determine no crime occurred

Nope, I will freak out at the sight of a gun and call the cops. I'd rather err on the side of caution, thank you very much.

June 2, 2015 at 3:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate advances judicial budget Democrats call unconstitutional

I'm hoping the Supreme Court refuses to cave, the courts shut down due to having no funding, and we see what happens next. I'm pretty sure there's this right to a speedy trial for those charged with crimes written down somewhere.

June 1, 2015 at 12:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence approves new stop signs for busy portion of 27th Street

I was thinking the same thing. During the mess at 23rd and Iowa, when people started using 27th more, I often saw traffic backing up nearly onto Iowa and clogging the northbound lane as people turned right onto 27th, with people trying to turn left at Ridge Ct. It's still bad there. Two years ago you might have to wait for one westbound car on 27th in order to turn there. Now it's routinely five or six. With stop signs it's just going to congest it even more.

And the one at a pedestrian crossing I hardly ever see anyone using is silly.

May 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Socialistic move?

The letter writer is tarring all churches with the same brush and I take exception to that. Social justice and religion do and should go hand and hand because we certainly cannot rely on our government to make lasting commitments to social justice. My faith is tied tightly to social justice actions and it's not a Christian one. Freedom of speech, in life, the pew and the pulpit, is a tenet of my religion. Maybe the letter writer's religion and church stifles her freedoms, but mine does not. Anything that brings people together on an issue to make positive change in the world and build community is a good thing.

May 23, 2015 at 10:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Uber expands service to Lawrence, other Kansas cities

Wow. Brownback actually did something beneficial to both business and consumers. That's a first.

April 23, 2015 at 11:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Feel safer?

Does this include the courthouse? If so, does that mean the metal detector goes away too? That's an incredibly frightening thought. But, then, I guess, nowhere is really safe. Anyone can illegally conceal a gun and shoot up a school or a store or a church. Just not the courthouse. For now at least.

April 7, 2015 at 12:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police PAC issues statement against Soden; Board of Realtors PAC gets nearly $15K from national organization; SLT concept plan could create major changes near Clinton Parkway

I for one mostly use both the Clinton Parkway exchange and the Kasold intersection with the trafficway, so I'm not happy with the proposals to close both. Is the country road that continues Kasold on the south side of the traffic way just going to end there? A LOT of people cross over the trafficway at that spot. I do four to six times a week and I'm never, at any hour, the only car doing so. Is it safe? No, the whole trafficway, especially that curve, oh, and making us half drive on a bumpy shoulder now as they never endingly work on the new 15th street (try driving at even the construction zone 55 mph in the rain on that and not end up skidding), not to mention the stupidity of having a traffic light on a 65 mph road, is unsafe.

April 3, 2015 at 4 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach says Kansas attracted most new businesses since 2003

We help people form corporations. Not one has done so for the tax break that I know of. Nor are these corporations hiring people. Mostly they're small business owners and landlords wanting the liability protection afforded by incorporating.

While I'm at it, the Sec. of State's office used to be the most well run bureaucracy in the state. Since Kobach took over, it's gone down hill. What used to be a quick two or three day turn around of documents now takes up to two weeks. The user friendly website was revamped (at who knows what expense) and is now not user friendly.

February 18, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )