magnus (Paul Geisler)

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What does the sculpture "Portage" by Dave Root (in the 800 block of Massachusetts Street) look like to you?

I completely disagree. Life without art, music, and creativity makes for a sad and dreary existence. I'd prefer a bit of joy and whimsy on the streets of Larrytown.

June 13, 2016 at 8:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ten of 14 local restaurants owing back wages have settled their debts; four remaining still owe more than $90,000

I'm very pleased to see that most of these restaurants have already paid back-wages to their employees based on the findings from the U.S. Dept of Labor. I understand why a few of these smaller operations are relying on payment plans to catch up with the more substantial payments but I can't fathom why Ten Restaurant in the Eldridge Hotel can't manage to pay a mere $540 to 13 employees right now in a lump-sum payment!!! They can't possibly be that cash-strapped, can they?!? And so soon after proposing a multi-million dollar addition to the Eldridge? Something smells fishy, and it isn't the salmon on their menu!

May 19, 2016 at 11:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback signs bills on sexting, revenge porn and local government authority

You can't have it both ways and still claim to be consistent with your political agenda! Brownslack and his Republican cronies cry foul when the Federal government imposes any kind of influence on all 50 states that they don't agree with, but how quickly Brownslack and the state legislature forgets that mantra when they decide to impose their will on local municipal governments!!! Not allowing Lawrence and other communities an opportunity to at least attempt to solve the issue of affordable housing on their own isn't very compassionate, or Christian! And it totally goes against their claims of letting local leaders make local decisions for their own communities!

May 18, 2016 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback signs bill imposing more Kansas welfare restrictions

Brownslack, showing once again how this multi-millionaire governor can't even begin to relate with low income families who are truly in need of financial assistance! He continues to set a new standard for kicking the needy when they are down. While I agree that some people abuse the system most of the people who have been forced off of assistance are still struggling just to put food on their table while Brownslack and his cronies enjoy fine dining. Where are those 100,000 jobs he promised? What happened to that shot of adrenaline that he said was going to supercharge our State's economy after the disastrous tax cuts for the wealthiest citizens???

May 16, 2016 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Planned Parenthood sues over Kansas' decision to cut off Medicaid funding

This is a very foolish and short-sighted move by KDHE! The end result will be fewer options for women's health services under the State's Medicaid program, and more unplanned pregnancies, all in the name of political grandstanding. Outrageous indeed!

May 4, 2016 at 12:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU newspaper's fee revenue won't be restored following Student Senate vote

What do you actually know about the UDK??? When was the last time you read it, in print or online? As a former KU student I know the UDK has an obvious role to inform KU students of stories that are focused on student life at KU but it is also exists to educate future journalists how to write, design, sell advertising, etc., for a newspaper! When I worked for KU Printing Services during the early 90s I helped print the UDK and was damn proud to do it!

March 11, 2016 at 4:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence High School teacher named Kansas Master Teacher

I know there are many wonderful teachers in Lawrence but I'm very happy to see Keri get recognition for her exceptional efforts as a teacher at LHS!

March 3, 2016 at 12:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Supreme Court: Law on sobriety tests unconstitutional

I believe if you fail a field sobriety test or exhibit other behavior consistent with driving under the influence they can still arrest you for a DUI but they can't increase the penalties if you don't agree to a breathalyzer, and they can't tell you that you may face stiffer penalties for refusing to do a breathalyzer. But after they get an arrest warrant from a judge I think they can request you to take a breathalyzer or provide a blood sample for testing.

February 26, 2016 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Supreme Court: Law on sobriety tests unconstitutional

This sounds like a sound interpretation of our constitutional rights against illegal search & seizure but I bet these kinds of rulings are going to drive Justice Stegall crazy! If it's a 2nd Amendment issue these Republicant's will shout about how citizens' rights are being trampled on, but when it is another constitutional right that they don't agree with it is a completely different story coming out of their mouths!!!

February 26, 2016 at 12:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas judge bars access to voting machine tapes

This is so frustrating!!! The paper results of an election should be one of the most obvious sources of data that should be available to the public to reassure all citizens that an election was legitimate and the results weren't tampered with!!! Especially given our knowledge of previous errors and issues with computer-based voting results!!! Unless Brownslack and his cronies in the Republican-dominated State legislature have something to hide!!!

February 19, 2016 at 11:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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