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Kansas Legislature passes school finance bill; Brownback says he will sign it

Agreed. This article was hard to follow and the grammar in places was so awful the sentence didn't make sense. Glad we kept the schools open for our future journalists or we would be in a 'melluva a hess'.

June 25, 2016 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former city commissioner seeking large tax rebate for proposed downtown project

I thought there was rule in place that didn't allow for buildings of such enormity if neighboring buildings were not as tall. Clearly the renderings show this rule is not being followed.

May 20, 2016 at 6:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sheriff: Gunman who killed three at Hesston factory had been served protection order

10% of the employees were shot. Devastating. I agree with Kate ^^. Someone was already in danger. He sounds like he was a "walking time bomb".

February 26, 2016 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Debate brewing over possible closure of Kasold intersection; downtown BBQ restaurant set to reopen

The State plan to by-pass Lawrence also cuts off Lawrence encircling it like wagons. Our City talks of hard and soft arteries. 1500 rd and this short piece of Kasold would both create soft arteries. But instead they are "cauterized" by the State leaving us with restricted traffic flow. The sub station is probably why they want to move west. Open land is easier to acquire.

February 16, 2016 at 6:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City issuing free garden plots to community members

Bob, As a returning gardener to the Garden Incubator in John Taylor park, let me say that we give to the Ballard Center every season. If you look at what you want to grow and consider square foot gardening you will have a real idea of what size plot you need.

January 22, 2016 at 8:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence resident's antique camera full of century-old mysteries

Could you print a few and have a showing at the Arts Center? I would love to see them.

December 26, 2015 at 6:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Salvation Army kettle donations way down this year

I am going to disagree with you Bob. I have had many experiences with Salvation Army in Lawrence. I disdain proselytizing, but I never felt it here. Joyful Harvest in Topeka gives a service while the volunteers set up the food bank. Now THAT's proselytizing!

December 24, 2015 at 6:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Wrong plan

I am surprised at how much construction in our historic downtown, and the massive change in east Lawrence, rarely mentions buildings on the Register. In the drive to improve there needs to remain a marriage between new and old if we are truly going to Keep Lawrence, Lawrence.

December 7, 2015 at 6:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Roundabouts

The Wakarusa roundabout lane size was built according to the Federal Guidelines. According to those guidelines, fire trucks are expected to take both lanes, entering from the inside lane and exiting into the inside lane, but straddling the line within the roundabout..

I have witnessed an exit into an outside lane thereby changing lanes within the roundabout.
It was necessary due to their ultimate destination. And that will increase when Pioneer Ridge independent living in fully operational, though I wish no ill on those residents when I say this.

In general those lanes will be empty for a fire trucks. But, those same federal guidelines also state that cars are allowed to come to a complete stop WITHIN a two lane roundabout when a fire truck is passing through and has its emergency lights and sirens in use.

I have heard second hand that Mr. Nugent "signed off "on roundabouts because the fire trucks and buses are the same length. Therefore, given the fact that fire trucks will take both lanes, buses will do the same.

November 14, 2015 at 8:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )