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Brownback administration won't treat same-sex married couples the same for tax purposes

thinking more about this, I don't know how this is going to work. If a gay couple files jointly with their federal taxes, then most of the figures for the state tax forms are pulled straight from the federal form. How is that going to work? Also, we all know this will be challenged in court, so we all know this is going to cost Kansas a bundle in defending one or multiple law suits. I hope all of Brownie's supporters are happy about the waste in money that state doesn't have to begin with.

October 5, 2013 at 5:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback administration won't treat same-sex married couples the same for tax purposes

the bible also says you cannot divorce, and anyone who marries a divorced woman is committing adultery. It doesn't say a divorced man, and it makes NO exceptions for divorce. So, why is divorce legal and remarriage also legal?

October 5, 2013 at 5:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Color Run

I have run in this event 2 years in a row. I'm a runner who enjoys doing something fun once in a while. This run is cheap compared to a lot of other runs where more money gets donated. I have paid $185 for a run in November. For me, it is about both running and having fun. It's a plus that some money is going to go towards a local charity, but even if this run was just for profit and no money going to charity, I would still do it. I guess if you aren't a runner, you wouldn't understand that, but it made my normal Sat morning run a lot more fun and I got to spend some time running with a friend I don't get to run with except at races. For me it was a win-win.

September 16, 2013 at 4:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Gov. Sebelius to attend reception to help Rep. Davis, who is considering a campaign for governor

wow, and you probably think Brownback is doing a smashing job of running our state. Take your blinders off and look at reality instead of looking at political parties.

September 16, 2013 at 4:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicyclist injured in accident

BBMark, you have some valid points, however, there are no real trails in the Lawrence area that have any distance to them. I love to bike, but hate riding on the roads, even in residential neighborhoods. The Kansas Legislature needs to understand that creating some wonderful bike paths from old rail trails is a good investment. We spent a day on the Katy Trail in MO over Labor Day and rode 63 miles. It was fabulous. Being along the river, no traffic to worry about. As much as I love Lawrence, I would love to retire close enough to a bike trail like that that is extremely long and close enough to get to w/o having to take my car to get to. I truly think we will leave KS when we retire for this reason. I love Lawrence and would hate to leave, but biking is a passion of ours. One last thing, the person who did the passing of a cyclist while approaching a hill was in the wrong. If you can't see to safely pass a cyclist, it's the same as passing a slow moving vehicle....don't do it until you have the distance to see if someone is coming or not.

September 12, 2013 at 12:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Drunken-driving enforcement campaign ends with 18 DUI arrests

my thoughts exactly Parrothead.

September 10, 2013 at 8:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Nearly 200 cited or arrested by special police detail working college party crowds

I love downtown. These incidents are high right now only because school has just started, and to be truthful, I'm not usually downtown late at night anyway. Downtown is a great area, and I have no issues with it during normal business hours. I enjoy the final friday evenings, the jazz haus occasionally and many other things.

September 6, 2013 at 10:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Retail sales in city starting to slip, latest report finds

I know that Lawrence has a lot of federal employees living here. I wonder if this is a reflection of the furloughs. I know my husband and I have spent less money. I also know that Leavenworth took a big hit, of course, the fort is right there. But I know of 3 van pools that come in to Lawrence and a lot of us drive in our own carpools. There are also a lot of federal employees working in KC area that live in Lawrence.

August 30, 2013 at 12:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What do you think on the city’s proposed ban of couches on porches?

the reason you would ban indoor furniture on a porch is that it attracts rodents and insects. Outdoor furniture is made to be outside in the weather. Indoor furniture is not. I'm all for the ban. I've lived in other cities that had older homes and they banned indoor furniture on porches. It is as much of a health issue as it is a cosmetic issue. Because I live south of downtown, I would be very happy to not see the ratty, torn up couches on porches all over my neighborhood.

August 23, 2013 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prepare to relax, savor at the most intimate restaurant in Lawrence

would have liked a phone number or a link to make a reservation. I heard about this place from a friend a few years ago. They no longer live in town, but they absolutely loved it! I would love to surprise my husband with an evening there. I will go to yelp and I'm guessing I'll get the contact info there. Still wondering why the LJW didn't print it though.

August 22, 2013 at 10:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )