punkrockmom (Nikki May)


Comment history

Burglary suspect apprehended after his vehicle strikes utility pole

I came upon the cleanup of this accident today and just didn't understand what happened. Obviously, I'm not the only one. The entire driver side of this vehicle was damaged, but couldn't figure out where the other car was. ODD. Glad he's caught and in custody and no one else was hurt.

May 24, 2015 at 5:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

I live east of Haskell. I ran my entire life using 31st as my main east/west road. Now, I use 1100 road as my main east/west transport. However, I do have to pick my kid up on the way home from work. I used to go down 31st to Louisiana still off of 27th, grab my kid and head back to 31st to go home. Now I'd be going WAY out of my way to use 23rd, all the way. I promise right now to do my part by staying off 27th just as soon as I get my 31st street back!

I agree we need sidewalks on both sides of the road. The time I am on 27th is right after school and kids are running across at random spots because they don't have a sidewalk on the north side. That will be an issue well into the future.

May 11, 2015 at 4:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parks and recreation on pace to set record in 2015; get ready for closure of key Ninth Street intersection; parking changes on tap near Hillcrest school

Amen. I still haven't been there. Of course I go no where on that side of town.

March 18, 2015 at 6:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill would let home-school students in public school groups

Taxes don't pay for all of the tuition. I'm billed every year for my kids to attend public school.

I'm not against the kids playing. I think they should have to meet all the financials and they should have to go to the school that is the district they live in. And of course, they should have to try out just like the other kids. I'm not sure how I feel about the grades. I mean, my kids have to be in good academic standing. I know that most home school kids and parents do the education thing right, but not everyone does. I've known kids that are "homeschooled" so they can watch their younger siblings. (not here, but it does happen).

February 2, 2015 at 9:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioners concerned about e-mail from Wicked Broadband; WOW introduces faster Internet service; update on cable TV changes in Lawrence

That's not true. I have uverse and no satellite. If you can't get uverse television in your neighborhood, you are told to get direct tv for your television. BUT, you can get internet without either.

January 22, 2015 at 5:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

RadioShack closes South Iowa Street store; pro-police HQ group spends about $24K in losing effort, opposition group about $500

I agree with the need. I don't agree with the how that we were offered. It is sad that police need to beg.

January 3, 2015 at 11:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pair of restaurants proposed for location near Sixth Street Wal-Mart; City Hall tensions rise over East Lawrence proposal

I hate that the area within blocks of Mass is called East Lawrence. As for the rest of it... I don't really know the plan, but I do know the neighborhood should have answers on what's going to happen to them. Will they end up with major complications that may impact their living situation? Gentrification was brought up in these comments. Gentrification doesn't have to be a bad thing. It will be an issue for rentals, but homeowners actually would benefit. Their homes will appraise higher and they could sell higher. IF that really happened.

December 17, 2014 at 8:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Retiree housing proposed for 23rd and O'Connell; Lawrence ranked No. 2 in nation for local holiday shopping

I say build it, but someone talk to hyvee and get them out there. 23rd and O'Connell needs groceries.

November 25, 2014 at 6:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence library visitors up 55 percent; city agrees to final library construction bill; solar panels installed at Prairie Park

Where are the full service gas stations in Lawrence? I'm cold and lazy and really want to know!

November 19, 2014 at 9:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )