sylviejr (Sylvie Rueff)

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Kobach considering plan that could produce two kinds of voters

The next thing we know, the powers driving Kansas will have the state seceding from the rest of the country, which will make an odd map. We can call it Kokobrobackistan, build a fence around it, and sell it to the highest bidder.

August 1, 2013 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baker Wetlands manager dismantles boardwalk he built as a boy scout

How sad! The building of the boardwalk was such a great thing to tie the interests of the city to the legacy of the Haskell Wetlands. So many people enjoyed being able to experience the culture of the Wetlands without getting their feet wet. I can't imagine why any reputable engineering firm would support the current plan to build a road there, much less without the support of Haskell Indian Nations University. To continue with this project as it is currently planned is unconscionable.

July 23, 2013 at 3:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City agrees to create resident-only parking zone on street near KU campus

In the future, it might be a good idea to make sure the number of off-street parking spaces matches the sleeping capacity/number of bedrooms of any structure, in single family and, especially, in multiple occupancy/multi-family dwellings. Streets are for driving and temporary parking. It should be in the building codes - with no exceptions.

May 10, 2013 at 9:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Other choices

The up-side of having the Republican party taken over by extremists is Kansas might actually become a two party state. Imagine if Kansas was a swing state. We could have millions of out of state dollars spent here, boosting our economy every two years - and especially every fourth year. Yes, Ohio, I'm jealous. Please, Dolph, think about the economic impact of voting Democrat - just once.

November 2, 2012 at 7:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plan to spend $1 million for more downtown parking to get closer look

If church property is used for other activities beyond worship, or it charges rent for the sanctuaries, then churches should pay their fair share of assessments for all city services and infrastructure. Not to do so puts private and public organizations at an unfair disadvantage. Separation of church and state also means government cannot give unfair advantage to churches.

September 26, 2012 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City approves purchasing trash carts, cheaper rate

So, how does this relate to yard waste/clippings?

August 15, 2012 at 9:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Organizer moves Christian workshop from Kansas House

Religious prayer needs to be excluded from any place paid for wholly by tax payer moneys. If religious groups want to use public (government) venues, they need to pay the normal rental plus a portion of the annual upkeep based on the number of hours the religious organization uses the venue, since they would pay no taxes for its support otherwise; since they already have venues which are charged no taxes that can be use for religious purposes. We are all already paying enough for religious organizations to use community infrastructure without paying any taxes in support.

August 15, 2012 at 6:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House chamber set to host Christian workshop

When churches/religions pay taxes, then we can talk about using tax-payers paid-for venues. Sorry, division between church and state cuts both ways. This is not appropriate.

August 15, 2012 at 5:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What is your best sidewalk sale find?

The heat index here is 48° C.

July 16, 2012 at 8:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

SLT milestone

It makes me sad that people still don't understand this is a bad idea for so many reasons.

July 12, 2012 at 3:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )