ladyoneill (Laura Wilson)


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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 )

Kansas legislators consider testimony on sexting bill

The age of consent in Kansas is 16. So, at 16, you can legally have sex with anyone 16 and old, but can't send a picture of yourself naked to another 16 year old until you're both 19? And what's up with the 19? Are people really still considered "children" until they're 19 now? I've never understood the randomness of what age you're considered an adult. 18 to vote and buy cigarettes and fight in the military but 21 to drink, and the age of consent is all over the place in this country.

February 2, 2016 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plan to cut Medicaid drug costs in Kansas draws criticism

Apparently according to our wonderful state government, if you're poor, you don't deserve the best treatment possible until the lesser ones fail. That is, if you survive.

So godly of them.

Until I got prescription insurance (under the "dreaded" Affordable Care Act) I had to go on older drugs and avoid the new and quite possibly better ones because I couldn't afford them for the two chronic diseases I have. I was lucky in that my diseases didn't worsen, but I didn't improve all that much either. Since getting the insurance I've been able to afford the newer drugs and I believe my health has improved and my doctor was very happy to put me on them and is pleased with the progress as well. Everyone deserves the best possible medical care regardless if they can afford it or not.

January 28, 2016 at 12:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sexting not uncommon among teens in Douglas County, DA says, but consequences differ on case-by-case basis

Is it illegal for consensual sexting between two sixteen year olds in Kansas? Because they can have actual sex!

November 19, 2015 at 9:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Roundabouts

What you are really talking about (and what you are always really talking about in every comment you make about roundabouts) is inattentive driving. Roundabouts are not to blame for that any more than stop signs or road diets or anything. If drivers are distracted so much, they shouldn't be driving.

Roundabouts work. We Americans are simply not taught how to drive them properly. Our driver's ed is pathetic compared to that offered in other countries. My best friend learned to drive here; she spent a year relearning and practicing with a private instructor in order to get a driver's license in the UK after twenty years of driving experience. The standards are so much higher and they are taught to drive in every kind of roundabout, from those that are just painted circles on the road, to five lane wide ones with stoplights!

November 14, 2015 at 4:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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 )