ladyoneill (Laura Wilson)

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Multimillion-dollar Bob Billings Parkway traffic-control project starts this week

Nope, my neighborhood had a special fee charged to every property owner in the mid 1970s for sidewalks on one side of the street. The city may have paid part of it, but the owners paid as well, whether they had a sidewalk installed in front of their house or not. Oh how I wish we weren't on the side with the sidewalk.

June 29, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Legislature passes school finance bill; Brownback says he will sign it

Applause to the five Republican Senators (and all the Democrats, but no surprise there) who voted against the constitutional amendment. I assume they realized that hamstringing one of the three branches of government is a bad idea.

June 24, 2016 at 2:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tough budget decisions lie ahead, city manager warns

The reason drivers can't see is that the city spends way to much on "beautifying" the roundabouts with plants and brickwork and faux gas lamps. In England, most of our roundabouts would be a yellow painted circular bump on the road or, at most, a raised curbed circle with no embellishments. Would save a lot of money.

Also, they're not hard to navigate if people are taught how to drive in them which includes properly using turn signals. I really hope Driver's Ed instructors are teaching people how to drive in them.

June 22, 2016 at 12:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence public works placing barricades to keep cut-through traffic out of Schwegler Neighborhood

Anytime there's major road work on an intersection (23rd and Iowa a couple years ago, 27th and Iowa right now) people cut through neighborhoods to avoid it. It's the nature of the beast. Maybe temporary stop signs like they put up along 27th is better than just blocking off a neighborhood. If they do block it off, they should do it for every neighborhood impacted by road work. Lawrence Ave. became a major throughway during the seemingly endless mucking of 23rd and Iowa (and now 27th and Iowa) and people still cut through a lot more than before the construction because they got used to it.

June 8, 2016 at 8:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ten of 14 local restaurants owing back wages have settled their debts; four remaining still owe more than $90,000

The article stated that the four who haven't paid are the ones that set up payment plans. The other ten have paid.

May 19, 2016 at 2:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senator seeks to end daylight saving time in Kansas

And this is what's important in this State???

Half of my clocks change automatically anyway; how would that work? When I click on the timezone setting on my computer and phone, it usually says something like "US Central", nothing about Kansas. Will those devices change anyway? Also, we live 45 minutes from Missouri; this would be a nightmare for people working or doing anything in KCMO.

Fix the budget, the schools, ANYTHING actually important, then mess around with inconsequential things like this.

March 11, 2016 at 8:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Campaign stop

Just to be nitpicky, not every Douglas County resident caucuses in either Lawrence or Eudora; I know some who live West of town who have to go to Topeka.

March 3, 2016 at 12:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Black Lives Matter founder challenges KU students to become involved

Wow. Just wow.

Not to the article or Ms. Tometi's comments, but to the commentors to the article. And people don't think there's a problem with racial justice and racism in this country. And they also say Lawrence is liberal!

February 25, 2016 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Contaminated recycling: Noncompliance in Lawrence system creating trash

Yeah, I didn't know about the pill bottle issue. They're plastic! Are they afraid of residue or something inside them? They're also NOT on the non-accepted list.

February 22, 2016 at 10:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sporting events, high-risk facilities mentioned as likely locations for prohibiting guns at KU; fans may have to go through metal detectors at Jayhawk games

Do they realize how long it takes for a crowd of 16000 to go through metal detectors? If you don't beep, fine, but every person with a belt or lots of jewelry is going to have to be pulled aside and hand scanned. Hell, bra hooks can set them off. Are they going to xray bags because how many people have keys, cell phones, coin purses that are going to beep? Pretty much every one! They'll also have to train people to use hand scanners etc. Your basic ticket taker isn't going to know how to do that.

Yes, guns have no place whatsoever at a game, but the logistics of doing this are going to be a nightmare. Unfortunately, there's probably no other solution since guns are allowed pretty much everywhere in Kansas.

February 12, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )