oxymoron (Patricia Davis)

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Kansas lawmakers gravitate toward raising state's sales tax

Or, I might add, Dick Cheney.

May 15, 2015 at 6:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New city report says 27th Street may need $200K in traffic calming

As a 40 year resident of Indian Hills, I obviously think addressing traffic on 27 St. is long overdue. I think a minimum would be to install sidewalks so that children and other pedestrians can walk on both sides of the streets from Louisiana to Iowa. Perhaps then adding those cameras that track speed and issue tickets to those who continue to think it's really a smart idea to travel in excess of 30 miles an hour in a residential neighborhood. Heck, there might be enough ticket revenue to pay for the sidewalks.

May 11, 2015 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Farmer in line to become Lawrence's next mayor, but uncertainty remains ahead of Tuesday's vote

Time for Lawrence to rethink its government structure and to end this arcane method of electing a mayor.

April 13, 2015 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas high school's piano purchase hits sour note

I totally agree with you Mr. Saylor.

February 4, 2015 at 10:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence home to many more than city's own homeless

I don't think it's a republican or democrat idea to look at the jr college model and extrapolate funding ideas. Years ago it was a radical idea that funding for the mentally ill should follow the person not the residential location. Lawrence and other college communities often have a higher ratio of mentally ill young people because of kids who come to college and then experience life-changing coming of age mental illnesses. These kids often prefer to stay in our communities rather than return to their often smaller towns and cities. This places a disproportionate responsibility on the communities of the mentally ill person's choice. For decades I thought that America would come up with a better way for financial support to follow the person. Instead there is rampant patient dumping across city, county and state lines. Yes. It happens. There are people who need our help. I whole heartedly agree with that. But we need a more equitable way for communities to support that. If we had single payer insurance, with parity for mental and physical illnesses, it would be a very good start.

January 5, 2015 at 7:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Go ahead, GOP, impeach Obama

I got the email. Pleased me no end to classify it as junk and then delete it.

November 13, 2014 at 11:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trees lost outpace trees planted at KU; effort aims to bridge gap

Is there an adopt a tree program? Love to know. Love to give.

October 24, 2014 at 8:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Put party aside

I agree with Mr. Chestnut's letter. I hope that reality sets in and we Kansans by birth, choice or circumstance, vote with intent to restore Kansas to strong leadership for all Kansans. I think the great common denominator for most of us is a belief in the importance of public education. We may disagree on some social issues that really shouldn't be a part of government anyway. I do think we believe that it is critical to invest in education, to stop the Brownback "lab monkey" experiment, and to build a coalition of rational adults and end this devastating division that has only benefitted the 1 percent or those who believe Kansas should be a theocracy...based on their theology.

August 22, 2014 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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