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Kansas residents now have higher taxes but less gun regulation

"Lawrence now has three special taxing districts that charge 10.05 percent. Those districts include The Oread hotel near the Kansas University campus, the Bauer Farm development at the northeast corner of Sixth and Wakarusa, and the new Marriott hotel building at Ninth and New Hampshire streets.

Those districts charge a special 1 percent sales tax to help pay for transportation related improvements that were made within those districts."

Do these taxes go back to the developers or to the city cookie jars? Do they live forever?

July 2, 2015 at 1:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Schumm files plans for new multistory commercial/condo building on Vermont Street; Sprouts set to open; update on Bauer Farm development

"Lawrence now has three special taxing districts that charge 10.05 percent. Those districts include The Oread hotel near the Kansas University campus, the Bauer Farm development at the northeast corner of Sixth and Wakarusa, and the new Marriott hotel building at Ninth and New Hampshire streets.

Those districts charge a special 1 percent sales tax to help pay for transportation related improvements that were made within those districts."

Do these taxes go back to the developers or to the city cookie jars?

July 2, 2015 at 1:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Property tax votes

Taxpayers should be able to approve all tax increases.

Personal property tax increases seem to be based on speculation as to what property might be worth thus a back door tax increase. Inflated market values should never be the base for property tax assessment.

July 2, 2015 at 1:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Property tax votes

"If working at Walmart is so bad why did 100's of Lawrencians line up to apply for jobs when they opened? "

Because the job market sucks.

July 2, 2015 at 1:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas attorney general plans to appeal ruling blocking anti-abortion law

The Brownback administration guidelines certainly is spending a ton of tax money supporting a personal agenda platform.

July 2, 2015 at 1:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City prosecutor: Illegal firework violations can cost hundreds of dollars, jail time; police planning vigorous enforcement

What is PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)?

--- PTSD, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life.

--- People with PTSD experience three different kinds of symptoms. The first set of symptoms involves reliving the trauma in some way such as becoming upset when confronted with a traumatic reminder or thinking about the trauma when you are trying to do something else.

The second set of symptoms involves either staying away from places or people that remind you of the trauma, isolating from other people, or feeling numb.

The third set of symptoms includes things such as feeling on guard, irritable, or startling easily.

--- PTSD is marked by clear biological changes as well as psychological symptoms. PTSD is complicated by the fact that people with PTSD often may develop additional disorders such as depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other problems of physical and mental health.

--- The disorder is also associated with impairment of the person’s ability to function in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems and divorces, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.

--- Re-experiencing Symptoms

Re-experiencing symptoms are symptoms that involve reliving the traumatic event. There are a number of ways in which people may relive a trauma. They may have upsetting memories of the traumatic event. These memories can come back when they are not expecting them.

At other times the memories may be triggered by a traumatic reminder such as when a combat veteran hears a car backfire, a motor vehicle accident victim drives by a car accident or a rape victim sees a news report of a recent sexual assault. These memories can cause both emotional and physical reactions.

--- Sometimes these memories can feel so real it is as if the event is actually happening again. This is called a "flashback." Reliving the event may cause intense feelings of fear, helplessness, and horror similar to the feelings they had when the event took place.

http://www.ptsd.ne.gov/what-is-ptsd.html

July 2, 2015 at 12:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City prosecutor: Illegal firework violations can cost hundreds of dollars, jail time; police planning vigorous enforcement

Hit the nail directly on the head ...

Disabled vets and others with PTSD syndrome that Melinda brought to the table is a matter that deserves substantial respect.

July 2, 2015 at 12:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas collects $22 million less in taxes than expected this month; $32.8 million less for fiscal year

The economy does not grow by starving the economy of the tax dollars that taxpayers put in the cookie jar.

All USA economies need as many tax dollars back into the economy as possible by way of the people that paid those tax dollars....... tax dollars grow the economy and have since forever.

There are not enough of the upper .5% to keep the economy healthy and vibrant which is why the upper .5% have always relied on the middle class to make them wealthy.

Why did the Brownback administration and the sheep cut off the middle class?

July 1, 2015 at 3:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas collects $22 million less in taxes than expected this month; $32.8 million less for fiscal year

These phoney republicans are all about mismanagement of money and thinking. Just remember these are the ones who claim to be "the business people".

They seem a little too stupid to be "business people". Guess that is why so many stay on a government paycheck for decades then run around spouting government is bad.

July 1, 2015 at 4:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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