retiree (Cheryl Nelsen)

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Numbers show achievement gap between Lawrence high schools

It's time for parents to step up and realize the impact they have on their children. Schools cannot be expected to do everything for students. No matter how many programs you have in place, no matter how extensive a staff you have to help students, they all have to go to their home environment at the end of the day. Too many parents rely on educators to fill in the gaps, and they cannot do it all.

November 8, 2015 at 8:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach defends speech to group labeled as 'white nationalists'

Well, we don't have to move to Syria to have our rights trampled upon. It's happening here when people starting treating others similar to how people are treated in Middle Eastern countries. I do not fear immigrants who want to live here. I fear those who are ignorant of what is appealing about this country--the right to live as we want. I have not seen any Muslims trying to get us to put down mats and pray in schools. Yet Pseudo-Christians want to force their beliefs on the rest of society. And why limit your discrimination to Muslims?

November 5, 2015 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach defends speech to group labeled as 'white nationalists'

Some of the controversy might be mitigated if Kobach would post what he said at the conference. Or is that available somewhere?

November 4, 2015 at 12:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former AG Phill Kline sues to restore law license

Did he lose or were the ballots accurate?

October 19, 2015 at 6:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Abortion protest

There is no "answer." Some people would argue the mother's life should not be a part of the equation. I guess the closest answer is that it is up to the mother.

October 6, 2015 at 6:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas tax collections $30M short of expectations in August

We called twice about ours before we got it, and it did include interest. It tells me if someone were on the ball and got things done there would not have been interest. But are the people working on this perhaps some of the departments with reduction in number of employees? I do not know, but whatever is happening there is inefficient.

September 1, 2015 at 6:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas tax collections $30M short of expectations in August

We got our meager return in August.

September 1, 2015 at 6:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jefferson's, Ladybird Diner set reopening dates; man takes 4 hours to allegedly steal $4,000 in Best Buy items; accused shoplifter caught with gun, K2

Chad, Biemer's BBQ has really good friend pickles. I think they are the best I've had. You might check out their fried green beans, too!

August 7, 2015 at 6:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Teacher loss

It's pretty clear why teachers are retiring early or leaving the state. Just look how they have been treated by this legislature. The young ones I know who have left the profession were great, but they tired of all the work heaped on teachers that have very little to do with being able to teach well in a classroom. They also got really tired of parents emailing to complain about their kids' grades. What happened to parents talking to the kid about his grades, the ones he earned? I hate to see these teachers go, but I do understand.

July 23, 2015 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )