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Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

This is long overdue. I will gladly adhere to the new policy and look forward to more positive interactions on the Board.

October 9, 2013 at 6:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to consider issuing industrial revenue bonds for Rock Chalk Park project

It would appear that this is a misuse of the purpose of IRBs. There is nothing industrial about this location, and frankly, this project has received enough incentives from the City.

September 29, 2013 at 7:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board agrees to Haskell Avenue site for tech ed center

That was a rational response in which you were articulating your opinion, and not expressing it as the people's opinion. I am confident that they have done more planning than has been presented. They couldn't have submitted a grant application without many of the questions you identified being answered. My guess is that they see no value in presenting a governance agreement that is not finalized (or at least near it).

September 24, 2013 at 2:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board agrees to Haskell Avenue site for tech ed center

The plan was not just fine. The plan at the original location would have limited it to secondary education, leaving adults for evening classes, and excluding employers desiring flex space for training out completely. This plan will allow all of the aforementioned, and more.

September 24, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board agrees to Haskell Avenue site for tech ed center

Nick, clearly you and Merrill are of the same ilk. You don't speak for the people so don't come on here trying to indicate as such. There was a community meeting in which there was strong support for the move by those who attended. Your concern on governance is a veil for you and Merrill's anti-Chamber sentiment. Frankly, it is tiring.

September 24, 2013 at 2:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board agrees to Haskell Avenue site for tech ed center

The plan has not changed at $5.8MM of bond issue will be for Technical Training. The only change is location, but ground is being gifted to USD 497, so there is no additional cost to the school. As for HiPer, there are no public monies being used to fund the purchase of the HiPer building. Financing for EDC's purchase of the building is provided by a consortium of banks. The programming has consistently been identified as being the same as that proposed by USD 497, but the HiPer building allows for a larger campus and room for customized training. This location improves the visibility, the scalability, and the overall value to the community. So, where is the bait & switch.

September 24, 2013 at 8:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board agrees to Haskell Avenue site for tech ed center

Unbelievable. For the first time, two bodies are taking action to bring technical education to our community and you try and find fault. There is no public money being used to purchase the property. The EDC is hardly reckless in their approach, but per usual you type what you think rather than doing research to get facts ( unfortunately there is nothing for you to cut and paste from the EDC). Frankly, I admire and appreciate how well the a Chamber, EDC, and the School District have collaborated in making an investment in workers.

September 24, 2013 at 6:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Chamber urges joing forces with school district on technical education center

And unless you're happy with our median income being so low $33,000, you should change your tune to support adult technical training and the City and County doing what it takes to make us more attractive to prospective employers. You've won the past decade but times they are a changing.

September 18, 2013 at 8:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Chamber urges joing forces with school district on technical education center

The issue of technical training has been on the table, and left there, for years. The Chamber's efforts moved it from the table to a very rel possibility in partnership with te school district. There are some who can sit around and complain about what is needed in the community, and there are others who take action to proue results. I think we all know where you sit. Kudos to the Chamber and the school district for working together on their willingness to consider combining forces in creating a grander tech school.

September 18, 2013 at 8:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Not incompetent

But not objective, unbiased people who are actually paying attention to National Issues.

His handling of Syria is an embarrassment. He uses a press conference following a national tragedy ( the shootings at the Navy Yard) as a platform to chastise Congress on not presenting a budget. Chastise them on gun control but hs comments were inappropriate and classless. Dodd-Frank will be a disaster for consumers. And we are two weeks away from Obamacare and the Nation is no where near ready to implement it. Theblist goes on and on. You can say its the Republicans fault, but the President should exhibit leadership skills in bringing parties together and leading with compromising proposals rather than saying "we won, they lost". This President as divisive as anyone in Congress.

And Merrill, the causes of the financial crisis stems from excess leverage, fraud, and greed from Big Banks. The root cause was the repeal of Glass-Stegall signed by Clinton and Barney Frank leading the charge for Fredde and Fannie o provide financing to make home ownership affordable to low income families. These were the first subprime loans. Big Banks took it from there and made huge bets that resulted in the ultimate crisis. And, this administration has done nothing o prevent a future crisis, other than limit the Governments ability to respond due to trillions of dollars added to the Feds Balance Sheet to shore up the economy.

September 18, 2013 at 6:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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