travelinggeek (Beth Ennis)


Comment history

Kansas House advances bill giving Kobach power to prosecute election crimes

Andy, I argue that this is "desparately" needed. It's always been illegal to vote when you shouldn't. There has always been a way t o prosecute those crimes. What is in question is if it even a real problem. There have been something like 50 cases of election/voting fraud in the US in the past 10 years or so. That is so low of a percentage, why are we spending so much time and effort on it, and enacting laws that prevent legitimate voters from voting? Is it better to take the right away from thousands of voters to stop the 1 or 2 that might break the law?

May 21, 2015 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Martin Miller sentenced again to life in prison for wife's murder

I'm a little confused. It says he was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole, and then down near the bottom of the article it says he will be eligible for parole in 2031. How is that possible?

May 21, 2015 at 9:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Lax enforcement

I hope our county officials are reading this and go after him with his own law.

May 19, 2015 at 8:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Lax enforcement

He is just the worst kind of person.....he wants people to let him slide by rules by not enforcing them while he took the right to vote away from thousands of people. Shame on him.

May 19, 2015 at 8:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County says Kobach was not shown favoritism in building case; failure to be strict on building codes was result of new, unwritten policy

Maybe Mr. Brulez needs to sue the county for the money it cost him to pay that fine and tear up his floor since they seemed to have changed the rule right after his case. Most of these codes are designed for safety reasons, so not enforcing them is putting the county at risk if a building collapses or has a major problem after inspection if someone gets hurt. You can uphold the codes and still work with folks to bring things into compliance. I'm not sure where these folks come from that don't know you need a building permit to put up a building. I just find that really hard to believe.

May 18, 2015 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback does not offer comprehensive plan to fix budget but says he will work with Legislature

Andy, government employees tend to be underpaid in comparison to their civilian counterparts. That has always been why the benefits are better because you can't attract good quality folks if you don't give them something. No one in their right mind would want to work for a government (local, state or federal) w/o these other benefits.

April 23, 2015 at 10:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: ‘An accident’

isn't that called inattentive driving?

April 22, 2015 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence couple killed in RV crash in southwestern Illinois

I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

April 22, 2015 at 12:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rural neighbors, tree farm clash over noise, traffic

wondering if they can access the tree farm from a different road so the traffic isn't going on this road. Of course, that could upset someone else, unless another part of the property isn't as close to neighbors. I understand being upset by all the tractor trailers, you don't expect to see those on county roads, especially dirt roads. I wonder why that part of the business didn't come up when it was purchased. That's the part that to me doesn't make it sound like agriculture.....

April 20, 2015 at 11:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rural neighbors, tree farm clash over noise, traffic

Leslie, it is mostly in states where oil is prevelant (Colorado, TX, OK) that you only buy the surface of the property. In northern states you own everything, including water rights. That's because there isn't a lot of minerals up there to mine. I've lived in both North and southern states. I first learned of this as a teenager when my sister lived in OK and there was an oil pump on her propeprty. Folks that have lived in those states most of their lives are aware of it. I've owned 3 properties here in KS, but all in town. I'm guessing that those of us in town do own our own mineral rights. But yes, KS has oil, so I'm guessing if we were to purchase in the county we would find out it is different out there.

April 20, 2015 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )