Comment history

5 things to know about the city's new curbside recycling service

I seem to remember seeing this somewhere but can't remember: can paper from paper shredders be placed in the new bins? I am a single male who can easily fill a 13 gallon trash can 2-3 times per week with everything that is now recyclable so having this large can and having it picked up so I don't have to spend the time, gas and energy to transport it myself is well worth the small approximate $34 per year fee.

October 21, 2014 at 10:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown business of 25 years closing on Sunday; local home sales fall in August; Wicked Broadband owner considering run for city commission

Do you have info on the date we can start requesting a mail-in ballot for November?

September 25, 2014 at 11:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Checkers owner confirms negotiations on downtown grocery; city set to approve ice rink; food truck debate delayed

I love Checkers! I just wish we could get a small grocery store on the eastern outskirts on K-10. As someone who commutes, I would love to be able to drive in and pick up what I need without having to drive further into town where traffic is congested.

August 29, 2014 at 10:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I had a flat on a Thursday at 6:00p.m. I was transporting 2 small children of a friend's whom I was babysitting overnight so AAA driver (another great organization) gamely offered to take us all home and then recommended K's. He said he would leave the key and car there as they closed at 5:00 and I should call after 7:30 a.m. the next day when they opened. Well, I didn't have to call because by 7:20 the owner called and said he had been in the shop late when the car came in, he had already ordered my tire and it was on its way. They called back by 9:30a.m. and had it fixed. A simple shop, off the beaten road but well worth it. Thanks to them and the AAA guy who steered me there.

July 21, 2014 at 6:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trash day to change next week for many Lawrence residents

I try to always put them so the side midway down with the short metal bar is facing the street. Their latch can then easily grab it so they don't have to spin it which slows them.

May 2, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City issues few tickets as part of snow-shoveling ordinance

You are so RIGHT! I walk from near the fairgrounds nearly all the way to campus and very little was cleared! I had to take to walking in the bike lanes most the way which is not safe. Plus, the ends of the sidewalks where the plows pushed the snow were giant piles so if you could walk on a clean sidewalk you had to mount those to get to the walks. I know the plows have to do their work...and in my opinion the streets were GREAT...but either homeowners need to shovel the ends or crews need to come back later to clear them. It was the same on Harper St which meant a lot of the kids headed to Kennedy Elem were having to go in the street to get around and back on the sidewalk.

February 21, 2014 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Store that specializes in e-cigarettes opens on 23rd Street; update on Menards project

I don't understand why Menards wants to build next door to Home Depot. They are essentially the same store. Why be next door? I can't believe Depot is happy about that.

November 12, 2013 at 1:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach proposes rule change on proof-of-citizenship requirement to register to vote

Here's my question: almost all the items that are accepted for proof are things one must pay to get. But voting is freedom\right. So basically they are charging people to be able to vote! How is that fair or even constitutional????

July 12, 2013 at 2:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Kansas poll shows Romney with big lead, majority still supports Brownback; Democrats retain big edge in numbers in Douglas County; Lawrence artist sells work to Smithsonian

Folks will keep supporting Brownback till the tax measures he pushed through cause an enormous shortfall and bankrupt the state and education. It's coming.

October 29, 2012 at 11:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Registration kinks

I went to the satellite office at Dillons last week and had no wait and the whole tag renewal took less than 10 minutes.I always use that site and rarely find it busy and always find the workers helpful!

June 29, 2012 at 11:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )