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What’s the lowest price of gas you can remember?

I remember $0.15 too. Must have been late 1960s or very early 1970s. It was a gas price war and a station in North Lawrence was winning at $0.15. I was a hippie KU student (English, 1971) and filling up my beat-up old Ford Falcon for a couple of bucks was wonderful.

December 20, 2014 at 9:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

LOL! Seriously good, Andy. Thanks.

December 18, 2014 at 6:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

Why don't you come to the next neighborhood meeting about this project and see for yourself who has questions about what should be done, and what concerns we have? I don't belong to the neighborhood association, but I attended last month's meeting at the New York School and there were over 50 people there from our neighborhood. Concerns expressed that night were about whether this art walk is just a Trojan horse for zoning changes for restaurants and bars with late night live entertainment in quiet family neighborhoods, whether zoning changes are planned (silence from the Commissioners present), how will those changes affect neighborhood property taxes, whether there's enough leeway room to add proposed biking lanes and sidewalks without cutting down neighborhood trees along 9th Street, and where parking was to be provided for expected new traffic.

These questions don't sound crazed to me, Mr. McCabe. Why not come and see for yourself? Send me your email address by clicking on my name in this post and selecting Send Private Message, and I'll let you know when the next such meeting is planned (and anyone else who'd be interested in attending).

The Art Walk was the sole idea of a woman at the Art Center who applied for and received a big grant on her own. No one in East Lawrence asked for it, nor was consulted about it until after the grant was awarded. The worst that happens to her proposal is that she has to return the grant money when the neighborhood and the City Commissioners decide not to pursue this project after all. Do you really think people don't already know how to walk or bike along East 9th Street to get to Delaware Street art galleries?

December 17, 2014 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Union leader files for seat on City Commission

Welcome, Mr. Priest. Labor needs a voice on the Lawrence City Commission. Labor needs a voice everywhere decisions are made affecting the lives of working people.

December 17, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jenkins hears about immigration, budget at Lawrence town hall meeting

Public education is fundamental to the American values of equal opportunity for all citizens. Privatization is diverting public tax monies into private businesses. And that, Mr. Kerr, is just flat un-American, and intended to pollute the next generation with a regressive sense of grievance and entitlement to inequality in education and opportunity. Don't try to dress it up in the flag and call it freedom, Mr. Kerr. Kansas is not returning to a separate and unequal public school system no matter what you think of teachers and teachers' unions.

December 16, 2014 at 9:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas school efficiency panel reaches few agreements for new legislation

How did Dave Trabert and the fabled Kansas Policy Institute end up in charge of elected Kansas legislators?

December 15, 2014 at 7:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Mental health issue

Why can't we do as Mr. Simons suggests? Why can't we insist that the monies allocated to the expanded jail include mental health beds and psychiatric services? Why can't we petition the "Top 100" Lawrence Memorial Hospital to reinstate facilities and staff to help handle our own mentally ill population? Should the mentally ill spend their lives in jail, or die on the street, because their untreated mental illnesses are not contagious?

Governor Brownback's administration will continue to gut state service agencies and throw responsibility for public services back to county and city governments. That's not going to change. Why not start planning now to provide that which will shortly be our responsibility to bear alone?

December 15, 2014 at 10:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback: It's up to Legislature to cut budget

Brownback’s Tax Cuts Not Set in Stone as Kansas Faces Budget Shortfall
12/15/14

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/15/us/...

"Dave Trabert, the president of the conservative Kansas Policy Institute, said the governor had merely scratched the surface of reducing government spending. “No, we don’t need more revenue,” Mr. Trabert said. “There needs to be a very detailed analysis done on every agency and every function to look at how we can bring down the cost of government.”

Governor Brownback may say that it's up to the state legislators "to reduce the size of state government, it's up to them to pass a budget that does that. That's the way these things are supposed to happen," he said. But legislation actually comes from the likes of Dave Trabert, Kansas Policy Institute, ALEC, and whatever else crawls out from under a rock intent on destroying our state.

December 15, 2014 at 12:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Open process

Brownback’s Tax Cuts Not Set in Stone as Kansas Faces Budget Shortfall - 12/15/14

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/15/us/...

"Dave Trabert, the president of the conservative Kansas Policy Institute, said the governor had merely scratched the surface of reducing government spending. “No, we don’t need more revenue,” Mr. Trabert said. “There needs to be a very detailed analysis done on every agency and every function to look at how we can bring down the cost of government.”

Brownback and his associates are completely transparent. They intend to destroy Kansas government and governmental services, and to ensure that no one will be able to restore what we are now losing. They'll own the legislature, the judges, and every other thing they deem necessary. Scorched earth and a broken people.

December 14, 2014 at 9:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback announces $280 million in allotment cuts to fill budget shortfall

Brownback’s Tax Cuts Not Set in Stone as Kansas Faces Budget Shortfall
12/15/14

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/15/us/...

"Dave Trabert, the president of the conservative Kansas Policy Institute, said the governor had merely scratched the surface of reducing government spending. “No, we don’t need more revenue,” Mr. Trabert said. “There needs to be a very detailed analysis done on every agency and every function to look at how we can bring down the cost of government.”

December 14, 2014 at 9:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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