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New coalition pushing to relax Kansas liquor laws

Actually, the retail liquor stores are not able to fix prices, they compete with one another. No individual or family is able to own more than two liquor stores so they are not able to fix prices by having a controlling interest in the liquor stores in any area with more than 2 stores.

January 26, 2011 at 7:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence schools among weather-related cancellations and closings for Tuesday, Jan. 11

Back in the day, we figured that if the plows made it past the Superintendent's house so he could get his Lincoln out of the driveway, school was on.

January 10, 2011 at 5:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Winter weather advisory for Douglas County expires; multiple injury accidents reported on area highways

JK, any news on the power outage from 17th to 15th on Barker Ave?

December 15, 2010 at 8:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence motorists get ready: A year's worth of roadwork set for Kasold Drive

"The first phase of the project, which starts Monday, includes installing new storm sewers and relocating water lines. It is expected to last three weeks and end by Christmas weekend."

Wonder how they get a three week project completed in 2 weeks.

December 11, 2010 at 4:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Flagpole atop Fraser Hall damaged in storm; university contemplates next step

The Engineering dept should be able to design them a replacement flag pole that flies at the same height, don't you think.

August 23, 2010 at 6:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City: Algae in lakes to blame for musty-tasting water

I've been drinking Lawrence City water for 46 years and I haven't grown a third arm out of my forehead yet! We are very fortunate that, compared to many areas of the world, we have excellent, clean water that will not make you ill from drinking it. The Lawrence water treatment plants actually provide pretty consistently high quality water for us to drink. Yes there are occasional taste and odor issues due to the source water that they have, but I have very little concern about the overall potability.

August 19, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Major Midwest trash company making push into Lawrence with weekly curbside recycling pickups

parrothead8 (anonymous) says...
$4.95/month with no contract and no sorting? Sign me up. If they start raising prices to the point it becomes too expensive, I'll cancel the service.

Just don't expect the small recyclers who serve us now (and take glass) to be around by the time that happens. We'll be back to schlepping it off to mallwart.

February 20, 2010 at 8:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tax acceptance


“…Government is not inherently wasteful of money and in many instances is a better manager than the private sector.”

Please, provide just one example with proof.

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OK, You may view this as anecdotal but I had a coworker whose father (now retired - comfortably) used to work for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The guy was basically paid to sit in his office and read 3 newspapers a day because there was so little expected of him at his job. There is not a question, in my mind, that there is waste in government, but it is not any worse than the waste in a lot of corporate environments. If everyone had to work as hard as most of us do in the small business world, there would be a lot less waste everywhere. But that isn't the case. I'm all for watching out for and fighting against the waste, but that doesn't change the fact that there are basic services that need to be provided for the community. There were some good examples of the waste in the school system at last night's school board meeting and I'm glad that those issues were raised. It's a part of the process, and a valuable one. Just don't screw the most vulnerable in our community because some of the least vulnerable piss you off.

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips, (1811-1884), abolitionist, orator and columnist for The Liberator, in a speech before the Massachusetts Antislavery Society in 1852

February 9, 2010 at 10:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence parents plan Save our Schools rally for this weekend

Looking at it as a "business decision", what happens to the property values of the resurgent areas of E. Lawrence that are left with no schools? And what happens to the downtown business district when E. Lawrence gets ghettoized?

February 2, 2010 at 11:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

District ponders moving ninth-graders to high school

When I graduated from LHS in 1982, there were about 1700 students. Yes the hallways were crowded at class change but it wasn't that big a deal. Now they are at 1200. The high schools can handle an extra 200 students.

January 24, 2010 at 6:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )