landb (Linda and Bill Houghton)

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How and when to dispose of your drugs — responsibly

There have been drug take-back days in Lawrence (next to the County Court House). Are they still doing that? If so, when is the next one?

June 6, 2016 at 11:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Funding recommendations for affordable housing, bicycle and pedestrian improvements are less than requested

We ride both recreationally and for errands. We don't feel the need for more money to be spent on bicycle paths. We have been riding on the streets for over fifty years with little problem. We just ride as far to the right as practical (not necessarily as far right as possible). We do our best to ride a consistent path and not surprise the motorists.

If money will help get others out on their bicycles, particularly for the utilitarian use--running errands, etc. then go ahead and spend it. Any reduction in exhaust and increase in fitness is good.

May 23, 2016 at 9:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

One man hospitalized after early-morning bicycle crash

We are sorry to hear of the accident which appears not to have been the cyclist's fault. Hopefully, he will recover with no lasting damage.. He needs to get a helmet before he rides again.
We always wear ours when riding. Bill got a concussion when he hit a hidden hazard while riding a few years ago. Without the helmet it could have been permanent brain damage or death.

May 6, 2016 at 11:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP Kansas lawmakers push bill to reverse key income tax cut

The chopping block being referred to is the GOPTP chopping block where the Tea Party candidates got the benefit of money and lies. They were able to sweep out the moderate (sane) legislators.

March 8, 2016 at 8:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Future of gun club uncertain as it's ordered out of Community Building

Just a little historical note about the Community Building. They billed the clearing of the area as a "reenactment of Quantrill's raid" and set it on fire one evening. This was 70 plus years ago.

March 8, 2016 at 7:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP Kansas lawmakers push bill to reverse key income tax cut

Whether they are successful or not, King, Denning and Smith's heads will probably be on the chopping block the next time that they stand for election.

March 8, 2016 at 6:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

None

So, is it burglary or battery?

February 25, 2016 at 11:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Medicaid expansion deserves discussion

Because the Koch brothers say no.

February 1, 2016 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Free speech under attack in academia

A friend suggested "Call a spook a spook."

December 20, 2015 at 1:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

65-year-old downtown Lawrence fire station poised for restoration

They certainly did not keep the previous station's historic value intact. It was on the same lot in the southeast corner of the lot. They built the new station around it and then tore the old one down. If you look at the green area at the corner of 8th and Vermont you will see how small the old one was.

Returning to Lawrence in 1991, I could not find the police station. In earlier years it had been where the Senior Center is now.

December 6, 2015 at 12:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )