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Letter: Climate politics

I say pull off the taxpayers as the guarantor of construction costs and insurance for dirty coal plants and very dangerous nuke power. This will stop polluting energy sources such as coal and uranium processing in their tracks.

Instead we taxpayers dedicate our tax dollars to backing the costs of cleaner energy sources and then we take ownership in the name of cleaner energy and affordability.

January 28, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Shakespeare slight

Are the new administrators working for KU or for the ALEC/Koch team?

When the Koch boys donate money they expect some authority and preferential treatment. It would be best to say no.

January 28, 2015 at 8:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

With looming cash crisis, GOP leaders see need to fix Kansas budget quickly

Michigan,Ohio,Wisconsin,North Carolina,Maine,Pennsylvania,Florida and at least 10 others are underway and have been for awhile.

Yes this event is orchestrated, calculated and manipulated. Let's not kid each other.

January 28, 2015 at 8:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach pushing bills to limit ballot withdrawals and to allow straight-party voting

Good choice of words Ms King.

No I don't trust Kobach nor other Brownback soldiers

January 28, 2015 at 8:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wicked Broadband pulls request for $300,000 loan guarantee

Cedar Falls,Iowa has had quite a successful journey. This is the avenue to follow.

Our bill from WOW increased $26.00 yet the service has not changed.

Yes I do suggest that the city taxpayers approve a city owned service that pays for itself. One without a CEO,shareholders,retirement bonus packages,donations to politicians and one that cannot be sold off.

January 28, 2015 at 8:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County will pursue bill allowing it to hold sales tax referendum

I will not support a sales tax for more jail space no matter what. Release non violent offenders.

I will however support a tax for a mental health facility. The area needs a mental health facility and it would probably pay for itself.

Please make them separate issues on the ballot.

January 28, 2015 at 7:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

With looming cash crisis, GOP leaders see need to fix Kansas budget quickly

Restore all of the taxes to the tax dollar give aways and stop stealing from the cookie jars.

Bring back the taxes!!!!!!! RESTORE RESTORE RESTORE THE TAXES which in reality would not be a tax increase.

Brownback is really trying to avoid deliberation over the budget so he is putting forth his DC ways of scaring the public.

RE CALL RE CALL RE CALL RE CALL RE CALL RE CALL RE CALL RE CALL RE CALL

January 28, 2015 at 1:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wicked Broadband pulls request for $300,000 loan guarantee

"In other city commission news, commissioners unanimously approved a contract with Kansas City-based el dorado inc. to begin doing design work and community outreach on a proposed arts corridor for a portion of Ninth Street east of Massachusetts Street."

How do the largest number of stakeholders aka local taxpayers feel about this?

What was it about Kansas City-based el dorado inc. that made City Commissioners move forward so quickly?

"Haste could make waste"

January 28, 2015 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wicked Broadband pulls request for $300,000 loan guarantee

The City of Lawrence should do its' own. Other wise users will always be at the mercy of outsiders who will want to sell off and make money. This will cost people their jobs and increase the cost of the service = a fiscal disaster always on the table.

The city of lawrence and we taxpayers need to be more in control of our own destiny on this issue. If higher paying jobs for Lawrence will ever be a real concern then the city of Lawrence needs to be in the drivers seat ........... own our own service to keep rates low and inviting.

Who did CFU hire to guide them along or did they do it in house? We cannot use frauds. This community had their brain cells in gear.

January 28, 2015 at 11:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wicked Broadband pulls request for $300,000 loan guarantee

As the Internet speeds drastically increase, some customers will be finding their equipment or the source of content they seek can't keep up. Some customers will have to update equipment such as routers or computers.

"This is going to expose some bottlenecks at those locations," said CFU's network manager Rob Houlihan. "We've removed the bottleneck from our network completely."

Betty Zeman, marketing manager, said CFU wanted to lead, not follow, the technology curve.

"We want to be on the front end of that, not the tail end of that. We've just seen year after year customers use more bandwidth faster than you ever thought they would. By the time you think you need additional bandwidth, it's already too late," Zeman said.

Cedar Falls Utilities has invested not only in building the framework for faster speeds, but also more reliable service. The company now has three separate pipelines to ensure consistent service, reducing the risk of a single backhoe somewhere along the way to Chicago or Kansas City severing Internet service for the whole community.

CFU got out ahead of the curve in starting a communications utility in 1995, installing fiber optic lines throughout the city and eventually all the way into every home and business.

http://wcfcourier.com/business/local/...

January 28, 2015 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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