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Cleanup continues after Lawrence hit with historic snowfall; several school districts close Thursday

I live on the northwest side of town. I can guarantee you that since I live on a tertiary street, I did not get preferential treatment. I commute to KC. I did not get preferential treatment. Get over yourself.

February 5, 2014 at 8:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cleanup continues after Lawrence hit with historic snowfall; several school districts close Thursday

Wow, this city does not ignore its residents. As someone who lives on a tertiary street, I understand how it works. We are not ignored. Lawrence residents complain about not being first in line, but complain about what it costs to be in line. I have lived in the Northwest, and in the Northeast (upstate New York, for those of you keeping track) and have never seen such a whining bunch.

February 5, 2014 at 8:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill to double fees to dredge sand from the Kansas River is probably stalled

Which proves my point:

Creating disincentives is a passive-aggressive move and creates the labyrinth of laws we have today.

January 31, 2014 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill to double fees to dredge sand from the Kansas River is probably stalled

I agree Richard. As long as we are upfront about the motives of the increase. Increasing the fee to cover the cost of damage and/or maintenance is one thing. Increasing the fee hoping that they will move elsewhere is a dishonest motive.

January 31, 2014 at 1:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill to double fees to dredge sand from the Kansas River is probably stalled

Francisco said the fee has been raised in the past "so I'm thinking that at some point that may happen again."
Raising the fee because it costs more for the state to administer it, or because the state needs more funds for a related project is one thing. But raising the fee so that:
Calwell said doubling the sand royalties would provide an incentive for sand dredgers to move out of the river and into pit-mining.
is backdoor legislating.

If you don't want them to dredge, pass a law that says they can't dredge.
We need to be upfront about our legislation. Creating disincentives is a passive-aggressive move and creates the labyrinth of laws we have today.

January 31, 2014 at 12:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plans in works for West Lawrence bar that will let patrons create artwork while they drink

So, corporate decision makers, who do not live in our community, have decided that media outlets 40 miles away (thank you Google maps) are more local than media outlets 27 miles away (thank you Google maps). No wonder people are switching to satellite (hello Dish).
While we don't know all of the negotiations between the cable and the local (LOCAL) station, apparently local news and weather are less important than the bottom line. (I know that they have channel 6, ultimate local. But if a cable company boots a network affiliate in preference for their in-house channel, even more troubling.)

January 31, 2014 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Traffic signals installed at K-10 and 6th Street interchange

Brett,
Apparently you haven't been in Lawrence very long. According to many posters here, round-abouts are the cure all for all bad planning.

January 30, 2014 at 5:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Residents petition for affordable grocery store in former Borders space

There was a food co-op near 11th and Connecticut (I'm fuzzy on the location) that couldn't sustain.

January 27, 2014 at 8:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Anti-abortion legislator has ultrasounds performed in her Senate committee

Alice,
I'm confused. Are you saying that these women are not allowed to have a medical professional conduct an accepted medical procedure on their own bodies? No one forced these women to have an ultrasound. And to say that a medical professional could not perform a medically accepted procedure because you don't like the setting? That tells me you although you (I presume, correct me if I am wrong) advocate a women's control over her own body, think that these women do not have control over their own bodies.

January 22, 2014 at 8:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )