westcl (Clara Westphal)


Comment history

Only in Lawrence: Matthew Liu has ‘natural’ touch on the keys

Best wishes for your future, Matthew. You have a special talent.

July 6, 2015 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Taxing food

Nebraska has no tax on food and they seem to be doing fine. Of course, they have a manufacturing and agriculture base that pays their fair share of taxes.

July 4, 2015 at 1:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence home sales surge in May; new report shows local rental rates on dramatic rise; local incomes still lagging

Lawrence needs good paying jobs; not more service jobs that pay very little. KU is part of the problem as businesses hire students part-time at low wages rather than other job seekers full-time at good wages.

Topeka has Lays and Mars to bolster their economy. Lawrence needs to bring in industries that will pay good wages with benefits. Venture Park is now available. Why is it not getting the attention of manufacturing businesses that would help the economy grow? Those responsible for economic growth are not doing their job.

Rent in Lawrence is ridiculously high for both houses and apartments. .

July 3, 2015 at 5:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Quitting Kansas

I don't know if Mendocino is an upgrade or not. California would not be my choice. Good luck and a happy future to you.

July 3, 2015 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Hall proposes tax increase to fund boost in city salaries, mental health workers in schools

The city commission should stop spending money on their 'wants' instead of the city's 'needs'. Then there would be money for the necessities. They will keep raising property taxes because they have only have until 2018 to raise taxes before the state law prohibits increases.

July 3, 2015 at 9:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's your favorite food to eat on a stick?


July 3, 2015 at 8:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What do you think the penalty should be for illegal use of fireworks?

It doesn't seem like the 4th of July without fireworks. Maybe a fine but no jail time. That is overkill.

July 2, 2015 at 9:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New sushi along 23rd Street, new Chinese along Iowa Street; rumors of KC restaurant chain coming to town; figures show positive Kansas income growth

Sprouts is in the Bauer Farms higher tax district that the city commission approved. If you go to that area, plan to pay more tax.

July 1, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Schumm files plans for new multistory commercial/condo building on Vermont Street; Sprouts set to open; update on Bauer Farm development

It will be interesting to see how the new commissioners respond to his incentive request.

July 1, 2015 at 10:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man charged in downtown stabbing; victim believes motive related to sidewalk donation

He will probably stab someone else and repeat the cycle.

June 30, 2015 at 10:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )