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Police PAC issues statement against Soden; Board of Realtors PAC gets nearly $15K from national organization; SLT concept plan could create major changes near Clinton Parkway

If you post/repost on social media, (which is publically searchable) we have to assume you agree with the post, unless you refute the statement as part of your post. Being female had nothing to do with their disagreement with Soden's 'public' stance.

Not Chicago money. Money from a National organization that happens to be headquartered in Chicago. A national organization that also receives money from the local Lawrence affiliate.
If members of the police department want to belong to a PAC, that is their right. No one said all of the officers are members of the PAC or whether they all support the PAC's stance.
My union has a PAC that I do not contribute to, because I don't agree with all of their stances.

April 4, 2015 at 2:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Emergency personnel explain why trauma victims in Lawrence are not always taken to Lawrence hospital

I don't understand the LMH bashing. While I am not originally from Lawrence, KS, I have been here for over 20 years. We have a great hospital. My judgement is based on my family members being treated there, my associations with local physicians who practice there (both on a personal and social basis), and my family history with the medical field (none of which are from this area, lest you think I am being a homer): my dad was an internal medicine physician, my mother was a hospital administrator, my brother as a nurses aid and dietary aid, my wife as a emergency room receptionist and my time as a member of the engineering staff.

And of course, several visits to emergency rooms as a patient in 3 different states.

February 11, 2015 at 2:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Emergency personnel explain why trauma victims in Lawrence are not always taken to Lawrence hospital

I trust emergency personnel to take you where they think you will be treated appropriately for your injury, versus a system that says they only have one place they can take you. 4 years ago I was in a chest crushing accident that broke bones in my chest and back. Because my injuries were not life-threatening, I was taken to LMH. They assessed and determined that I may need advanced treatment they could provide and I was transferred to KU Hospital, because LMH was not rated for level of trauma.
I applaud the system that does not get stuck in jurisdictional squabbles and sends folks to the facility best for their injuries.

February 11, 2015 at 1:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas high school's piano purchase hits sour note

Given that a Steinway concert grand costs $120K and up, I think they got a great deal. How much did the football team uniforms and equipment cost over the last decade? This purchase is going to last for many years and be amortized over those years. How many $1K computers have been bought in the last decade? How many vehicles has the district purchased during that time? How much science lab equipment? The music program should be considered another lab and be budgeted appropriately. A cheaper piece of equipment (i.e. piano) that only lasts a few years is money wasted.

February 3, 2015 at 2:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Runza closed for remodeling; Wicked Broadband co-owner files for seat on City Commission; local PAC has nearly $16K ahead of city elections

Crystal, you obviously did not follow the fortunes of Runza on Sixth Street. The original store in Lawrence was the one on Iowa. They opened a second store on Sixth Street, hoping to increase sales volume. It did not increase sales volume for Runza, but did double expenses, running two stores, but still selling the same amount of cabbage pockets. So they cut their losses and went back to a single store at their ORIGINAL location on Iowa.

January 9, 2015 at 11:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence rejects reduced parking for apartment complex near KU

And where do they park downtown during metered hours? Maybe we should have metered parking 24 hours a day. Would that make you happy?

December 3, 2014 at 2:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence rejects reduced parking for apartment complex near KU

David, you mean people who live in Lawrence are parking on downtown streets for free outside of the metered hours. Its an outrage, I say, an outrage, that citizen of our fair city think that it is okay to park on our city streets. What next, do they want to drive on the street?

December 3, 2014 at 1:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Chick-fil-A files plans to build restaurant on South Iowa Street; city sets details for ice rink grand opening

You can be subject to the regulations but are still free to have an opinion and a personal belief. The two are not mutually exclusive. If you are operating under the regulations, then the marketplace will determine if acting on your beliefs is a viable business model.

November 26, 2014 at 10:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Chick-fil-A files plans to build restaurant on South Iowa Street; city sets details for ice rink grand opening

Completely reasonable. As I said above, if you don't want to shop there because of their beliefs, then move along.

November 24, 2014 at 6:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )