oxymoron (Patricia Davis)

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Kansas school district consolidation draws opposition

If we want to reclaim our state as a place for moderates—who believe in fairness, good education for all of our children regardless of their geographical location, clean water, good highways, taxes shared by all—let's stop this ranting, name calling and pointing the fingers. Can't we say ENOUGH of these tea party legislators and let's elect Kansans who really care about each other regardless of their party affiliation. We must come together in a grassroots effort to fight for Kansans. Our future depends upon it.

February 5, 2016 at 2:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's the wildest animal you've ever seen in Lawrence?

In my backyard: foxes and lately coyotes. And I live in Stinson Hills!

January 8, 2016 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Volunteers share holiday cheer for Community Christmas Dinner

Deb Engstrom, pay no mind to Bob. You are doing a saintly job and I'm glad you are in our community.

December 25, 2015 at 9:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Meat and cancer

I say drink red wine.It raises HDL (the good, preventative number). Eating fish in Kansas is a crapshoot. With pesticide run off in our streams and flown in (meaning nutrition is lost) fish, especially farmed salmon, you're better off eating local beef.

October 31, 2015 at 6:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Gov. Brownback not looking at cuts, taxes to balance budget

Probably through a mandated prayer meeting in some state office building.

October 7, 2015 at 1:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the Lens: Over the moon

Mike, this was a beautiful shot. It had all of the magic of the moment with a little ode to ET.

October 4, 2015 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

Lost in this discussion about trying to save Just For Food is the statistic that this "charitable" organization spent less than 20 percent on its mission. To get more information about how really horrible this is, read this: https://www.charitynavigator.org/inde...

Rather than trying to raise the funds to cover the back taxes, I suggest the focus should be on how our community can shift its support to a food bank that has sufficient staff to provide the needed financial oversight and a governing board that has proven it knows what a board is supposed to do.

Trying to skinny down Just for Food staffing to save costs simply does not make sense in light of what has already happened with a small staff. Food insecurity is a real problem and it is a problem this community wants to help support. Our eyes and our checkbooks should focus on helping people in need not helping bail out a failed—in so many ways—board and organization.

September 17, 2015 at 11:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Farmer faced legal issues over unpaid income taxes while he ran for Lawrence City Commission in 2013; did not disclose

If it is true that Just Food paid out only 17% in support of its mission, it's a charity that does not need to exist. I agree with others above cash lax oversight is a recipe for what we have here. Perhaps there is a more efficient—one with excellent financial controls in place—that could take over Just Food. It's time for the Just in Just Food to also mean morally right.

August 18, 2015 at 1:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County OKs specialty meat shop; Kobach fails to block Lawrence entrepreneur

I've never met Brian Strecker but my husband and I still miss Pachamama's burgers. I hope Mr. Strecker will have a website and let us know where we can purchase his delightful food. I am sure it will be delicious. Almost as delicious as the justice that was served here.

August 13, 2015 at 5:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Mayor Jeremy Farmer submits resignation to city

Ha! Not an i but an l. It's public not pubic office.

August 12, 2015 at 9:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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