michelle2006 (Alana Winner)

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Parents, infant among 4 killed in head-on collision near Perry

I feel sad that injury and death spurred a political argument instead of compassion for those affected. It may not be helpful, but my I send caring and hopeful thoughts to the families and people that are grieving and suffering along with other Lawrencians that feel the same.

June 20, 2016 at 8:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Sidewalk options

There are some terrible sidewalks on and around the "Warehouse District", I would not turn anyone in because some of the people with the sidewalks that need repair are elderly and/or disabled. The neighbourhood has not voiced a problem. However, I worry that in order to make our side of town an entertainment district that poor people will be strapped with paying for a sidewalk. which is not fair.

May 6, 2016 at 1:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Rude revolution?

I was there in the line, and sat outside for many hours. I took a Hillary sticker to be nice. I was inspired by the amount of people registering. Everyone I saw was kind to to other opposing group. I am sorry we have nasty people around. We were a younger group in general, which could confound why people were rude because the group had younger people in it. However, there were many wonderful young people there. It seems people have less manners than they use to. Please don't overgeneralize a group by several rude idiots. (i.e, just because I had two men with red hair not yield for me at a crosswalk, does not mean that all red-haired men are rude). I thought that the set-up was not conducive for some older voters that may have problems getting around.I hope this is considered next time.

March 10, 2016 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should Kansas replace its manned turnpike gates with an automated system?

Last time it became more automated, good people I saw almost everyday lost jobs. When something goes wrong or someone is not from here or a customer needs help, you just can't beat a a human. For example, If something if your dollars are not working in a machine and you have no other money to pay, it can cause havoc. Or if a person trying to use the system has a movement disorder and they can't get the money into the slots because there hands shake, the automatic system is disabled unfriendly. I. dislike everything becoming automated, I particularly hate phone menus. If someone needs extra assistance automated services can not give help.

March 10, 2016 at 9:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Audit finds lack of controls by Just Food board played role in alleged fraud by Jeremy Farmer

It is sad that an alleged criminal took from people that are food insecure. The needy using this organization had to show ID and proof of residency. It looks like they were policing the wrong group of people. People make mistakes, but this one seems to be an "again and again mistake", The biggest thing stolen was the trust of the community and the community members that needed food. I remember giving money as a gift when they were in a crunch, I hope that this man did not have the funds in his bank account when Just Food was in danger of closing. It is important for us to remember that most charities are in the business of helping and that many kind people helped with donations and manpower.

December 5, 2015 at 8:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Just Food board alleges Farmer overpaid himself by more than $52,000; criminal charges being pursued

Just Food was a great benefit for the needy that had food insecurity and just had hungry families. There are just not a lot of places with the room Just Food has. When a leader runs a non-profit agency, there is not an expectation of getting rich. The "richness" one receives is from helping others. Once in a while we get a greedy person. I am just giving food now. I went to write a check when they were in trouble and almost closing. I did not have very much money, but helped where I could. It angers me that that the small amount of money I ws able to give may of went in his pocketbook, instead of feeding needy people.

September 28, 2015 at 4:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pet World fire kills many small animals; python, some others survive

Sherry, Tim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am heartbroken thinking about Fletcher and the grief you must feel.

Alana Winner and family

May 26, 2015 at 12:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What defunct Lawrence business do you miss the most?

Paradise cafe and their "Douglas County Pie" and Vermont street BBQ.

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November 8, 2014 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Voting woes

Yes, we don't need any reason for more crack downs. I don't think the concern about voter fraud matched the problem people had getting birth certificates. Though I understand our treasurer was very good at helping people with getting birth certificates in Kansas.

November 8, 2014 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City monitoring concrete cracking at Rock Chalk Park recreation center

It just makes me sad. I hope the city is reimbursed by the contractor for all the repairs and time lost becuase of the cracks and it doesn't come out of the cities money for other things.

November 8, 2014 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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