lawrenceks66 (Tammy Copp-Barta)


Comment history

Douglas County chief judge looks back over his career, prepares for retirement

Congratulations, Bob (and Marty)!!!! Hope you enjoy retirement. Thank you for your service to Douglas County!

September 4, 2016 at 8:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence resident, comedian to perform as 'Head Lady Dancer' in world's largest powwow

Congratulations on your honor!! How exciting!

April 25, 2016 at 8:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World parent company considering demolition of large downtown Lawrence building

I'm confused. For years the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Lawrence fought development of a mall. Part of that was competition and part was because it would take away from Historic Downtown Lawrence. Now we're looking at another large building, along with what is already been done and is continuing to be done to New Hampshire Street and the new potential structure on Vermont. While these buildings do look nice and are cleaning up some areas, we haven't been able to move around these streets (especially New Hampshire) for years! Add more on Mass and Vermont and that runs away business from downtown, I avoid it like the plague now as it is. Are the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Lawrence now BACKING this development? How many of them have any ties to these developments? Where are people going to park - it's already hard to find places if you're going downtown to eat or for an event? What incentives will be considered - yet again, for the taxpayers to take on the burden of? How will the tie it to the Historical District of Lawrence?

April 20, 2016 at 12:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Press Release: Faculty, staff, students will be honored at Women's Recognition Banquet

Congratulations to all - however this article is extremely hard to read!

April 13, 2016 at 3:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Poor Boy Burrito hopes to wrap up mobile breakfast burrito market; Zaxby's chicken chain confirms it is coming to Lawrence

Enough with the chicken restaurants!!! We need Red Lobster and Olive Garden!!! :)

February 25, 2016 at 3:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fast-food chicken restaurant coming to west Sixth Street; 23rd Street chicken wing chain begins work; urgent care deal falls through

Why is it when Lawrence gets a new type of restaurant, we then get saturated with 10 of the same type. Do we REALLY need 5 chicken restaurants? Why can't we get Red Lobster, Olive Garden, TGI Fridays, some of those???? There aren't enough steakhouses in Lawrence either. Let's spread the love for us seafood and beef eaters :)

November 22, 2015 at 11:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parks and Recreation drafting tobacco ban for all department-operated land, including all parks

I'm curious as to HOW and WHO is going to enforce this policy? Not that I don't agree that you shouldn't be smoking around the kids and throwing burning cigarettes on the ground where someone can step on them or a child pick up, but this is up there with the fireworks ban - pretty much unenforceable.

November 11, 2015 at 8:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parking questions loom for Here @ Kansas apartment project as high-tech parking company files for bankruptcy, stops work on project

Don't they have to have a final inspection by the city to allow it to open? Making sure all is completed? If they haven't fulfilled their parking agreement, they don't open until they do. I'm sure this will end up like the Varsity House - bait and switch kinda thing. Here's your proposal .. oh you didn't do what you said .. here's a slap on the wrist and a tiny fine to make it go away. Make them accountable to the city and taxpayers! We're tired of carrying the bill for these messes!

October 8, 2015 at 2:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Fairgrounds future

While I like the idea of updating the fairgrounds, is that enough room for the animals that come to the fair? I only see 2 barns that I can tell are for livestock. Just curious.

August 5, 2015 at 8:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )