sjgreen (Stephanie Hull)

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Lawrence has had 5 homicides since Sept. 1 and city leaders are searching for answers

Are gun-related deaths higher this year in other Kansas towns/cities? Or, is Lawrence unique? What about in other states with gun laws similar to ours? I'd love to see an LJW story about how we compare to other areas.

October 1, 2017 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence residents on track to be hit with largest property tax increase in recent memory

Hi Chad -- that link goes to an article about the school bond issue. Is there another article about the state income tax increase?

June 27, 2017 at 6:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas principal resigns after student reporters investigate her credentials

The New York Times covered is too. I was surprised to read that Kansas is one of the few states that guarantee student journalists independent control over what they publish -- a bit of good news about our state.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/05/us...

April 5, 2017 at 10:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Who do you think deserves to have a statue on Kansas University's campus?

Nancy Kassebaum. First woman to be elected to a full Senate term who wasn't preceded by her husband.

March 24, 2016 at 6:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's your favorite Western?

Rio Bravo

March 21, 2016 at 7:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City delays final vote to deny shopping center at SLT and Iowa; issue of what city wants developed at intersection still unclear

Minor point -- isn't the sales tax rate 9.5%? If so, that makes it almost $15 that we lost, not $1.50.

January 19, 2016 at 6:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Perry-Lecompton drug-testing policy creates questions about teachers

I'm shocked that none of these districts do pre-employment testing for all of their positions. The company I work for (located here in town) implemented it about 20 years ago because almost every other large employer already required it. We found that folks with drug/alcohol problems came to us for jobs because they couldn't get hired elsewhere. Are school districts required to participate in Workers Comp? If so, do they at least do a test anytime there's a workplace accident? I'm a strong supporter of our teachers and schools, and I encourage these districts (and the KNEA) to re-think their position on this.

January 18, 2016 at 8:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man ditches $9 cab fare; one accused of stealing superglue; reading while driving?; police foundation golf tournament coming up

Caitlin -- I really like this new column/blog. I appreciate the news and enjoy your writing style. Any chance of adding "lights and sirens" to the list choices in the "News" dropdown (like Town Talk and Old Home Town) so that it will always be easy to find?

August 20, 2015 at 8:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Signs point to Amyx as next mayor; questions about whether commissioners need city credit cards; neighbors expressing safety concern near New York Elementary

I used to travel a lot for work. The company purchased my airline tickets, but I paid for everything else with my own money. I then turned in an expense report and receipts to get reimbursed. They issued checks twice a week, so I never had to wait more than 3 days for my reimbursement check. If someone didn't have a credit card, the company would arrange to pay for their hotel as well. The travel policy was very clear about the types of things you wouldn't be reimbursed for -- alcohol, anything other than long-term parking at the airport, hotel mini-bar items, etc. It works like this most of the places my friends work as well. As you said, companies moved away from issuing credit cards in order to cut down on abuse. I can't think of any reason a City Commissioner needs a city-issued credit card.

August 18, 2015 at 7:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sheriff's deputies help remove snake from Douglas County Jacuzzi; dog attacks woman mowing lawn; no boundaries for registered sex offenders and schools

I wondered the same thing. It wouldn't have occurred to me to call the police in this situation -- maybe Animal Control, but I think I would have called a local pest control company.

July 16, 2015 at 7:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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