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Kansas State Board of Education to vote on allowing 'innovative' districts to hire unlicensed teachers

This was meant in reply to Kevin's query, "Who could possibly oppose such a common-sense proposal?"

April 15, 2015 at 12:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas government agency slams 'left' in Facebook post on welfare reform

This agency sounds totally corrupt......http://kcur.org/post/former-employee-kansas-department-children-and-families-files-whistleblower-lawsuit

April 14, 2015 at 8:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence community offers feedback on Ninth Street Corridor Project

Because those roads don't need improving. 9th Street definitely does. Either way it will happen. You can leave it up to the developers to renovate the street or do it this way, where the neighborhood has input and it's done by experienced and successful designers.

April 9, 2015 at 8:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence community offers feedback on Ninth Street Corridor Project

The benefit will go to everybody who travels that street (which is a dilapidated mess.) The idea didn't come from the developers, it came from the grant writers at LAC who saw an opportunity to do something beautiful and creative to both improve the streetscape connecting two lively arts areas and win a grant to help pay for it. Seems pretty clear cut to me. Not a conspiracy created by developers.

April 9, 2015 at 8:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmaker's remarks on 'racist bigots' launches House probe

She is talking about the children of illegals. There is something called The Dream Act happening in this country. This is what happens when you speak truth to power here in Kansas. Reminds me of the David Guth twitter kerfuffle at K.U.

April 2, 2015 at 7:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City Democrat target of GOP complaint for remarks on immigrant tuition measure

Calm down Jane. I'm pretty sure if there was a sarcasm emoticon Phillipp would have been using it. You're on the same side.

April 2, 2015 at 7:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas panel considers divesting pension fund from Iran

I thought he represented Olathe but apparently Schwab actually works for Bibi Netanyahu. Good to know.

March 19, 2015 at 8:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Ninth St. concerns deserve attention

My friend Dave doesn't mention in his piece the Kansas City design team, El Dorado Inc., chosen to head up this project, or their successful track record in the other ArtPlace projects that they've completed in Kansas City and Manhattan, Kansas neighborhoods. I think this is more relevant than his example of San Francisco. Since there is now a Marriott Hotel on the southwest corner of 9th and New Hampshire, it seems pretty clear that the writing is on the wall. Adjacent areas will eventually be redeveloped with or without an arts grant which includes input from the neighbors and involves local artists and pays for badly needed street design, sidewalks and street lights. I hate to see some people's "We don't want anything to change, please leave us alone." attitude cause the city to miss out on a great opportunity.

January 30, 2015 at 9:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Synthetic ice rink: Not the same as real ice, but serves its purpose

If I remember correctly the rink is rented and not permanent. What is it about this city that doesn't understand ice skating? It's not that unusual to have a skating rink, with actual ice. I was so thrilled to hear they were putting a little rink downtown but crestfallen to find they were putting in this lame fake ice. And WHY have they stopped flooding Watson Park for skating in the winter? They haven't done it for years and I have no idea why they stopped. It was wonderful to see everyone from figure skaters to hockey players careening around. And it's cheap! So why did they stop doing something they've done for decades? This would have been the perfect week to do it. So in short, YES to the little rink downtown but please please please make it permanent and do it right! In meantime, flood the park when it gets cold so people can skate!

January 9, 2015 at 7:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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