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Brownback to lead river float trip

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September 26, 2013 at 9:42 a.m. ( )

Charges won't be filed in fatal bike-truck collision at South Lawrence Trafficway

A pedestrian bridge would need to go under the road, not over it.

Is this section going to remain part of K10 after the rest of the SLT is built? If so, traffic is going to increase a lot. There may need to be acceleration lanes built and the light taken out, leaving stop signs for those crossing or turning onto the highway.

September 23, 2013 at 9:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board approves expansion plan for elementary schools

I'd be interested to see the enrollment totals for all the schools (and their current and projected capacities).

September 10, 2013 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board approves expansion plan for elementary schools

It doesn't bode well for socioeconomic equality in the schools, but I know there are families moving west because they think the schools are better. Of course it's more complex that that.

September 10, 2013 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable

Thank you, wrector. That makes much more sense and should have been in the article. I'm glad the staff hasn't been in there for months. I hope you are able to get back your rent money from August, at least. I think the LPA is trying to ultimately do the right thing, and I'm sure given the nature of such organizations it's tricky to get everyone on track, but given what you said I also think this article is slanted against you. I guess I should know better by now.

September 5, 2013 at 9:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable

I don't thing quoting an air purification business is a good source. Here's the summary from the World Health Organization's guidelines for indoor air quality: dampness and mould:

"Sufficient epidemiological evidence is available from studies conducted in different countries and under different climatic conditions to show that the occupants
of damp or mouldy buildings, both houses and public buildings, are at increased
risk of respiratory symptoms, respiratory infections and exacerbation of asthma.
Some evidence suggests increased risks of allergic rhinitis and asthma. Although
few intervention studies are available, their results show that remediation of dampness problems can reduce adverse health outcomes.
There is clinical evidence that exposure to mould and other dampness-related
microbial agents increases the risks of rare conditions, such as hypersensitivity
pneumonitis, allergic alveolitis, chronic rhinosinusitis and allergic fungal sinusitis. Toxicological evidence obtained in vivo and in vitro supports these findings, showing the occurrence of diverse inflammatory and toxic responses after exposure to microorganisms – including their spores, metabolites and components – isolated from damp buildings.
While groups such as atopic and allergic people are particularly susceptible to
biological and chemical agents in damp indoor environments, adverse health effects have also been found in nonatopic populations."

http://www.who.int/indoorair/publicat...

The CDC and OSHA also have good information.

September 5, 2013 at 12:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable

So, I'm assuming you are Rector. Did you know there was a lot of mold, and you told them, but they didn't respond? Did you file a complaint with the city about your landlord's lack of response to the danger? I understand you have been there a long time and don't want to move, but your staff deserve, both ethically and legally, a safe working environment. It is your landlord's obligation to keep things up to code, but it is yours to assure your employees a safe place to work. If it was obvious to you that things weren't safe months ago, and you continued to operate, don't you think you are responsible to exposing them to potentially toxic mold? LPA may not have treated you well. They may care more about saving an historic building than your business. I have no idea. That doesn't mean you have no responsibility for the well-being of your staff.

September 4, 2013 at 11:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable

Um, haven't they been securing funding and getting bids and estimates? They DID do a quick fix on the roof to hold up until the major work began. If they hadn't bought it, it would still be in this condition without a plan to fix it. If you want to blame anyone, blame the owner who let it get this far downhill.

I'm also impressed by the fact that Rector thinks it's perfectly alright to house his employees in a mold-filled basement. Healthy adults exposed to black mold for days on end can die of pneumonia. And then he has the audacity to say the city isn't thinking of the health of his employees? As if he were clueless for years about the deterioration his working environment? I don't know him, but I've always heard good things about his staff. I really hope they can relocate.

September 4, 2013 at 11:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

South Lawrence Trafficway contract to be awarded Sept. 18; construction to begin soon after

Chad,
I'm trying to click on the picture to see more closely where the road is, but I cannot. The image isn't in the article, just on the front page. Can a clearer and larger version of the image be uploaded please?

August 30, 2013 at 9:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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