yrbadself (Kevin Anderson)

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Local group wants voters to reject city sales tax that would generate more than $100 million

If some of this infrastructure was used for ALL of Lawrence instead of just the people on the West Side, I might agree with it. However, all of the infrastructure improvements either go to the campus or west Lawrence. The streets, and curbs in Prairie Park are horrible. How does the money go to affordable housing? Does it actually build houses or does it just go in committee members pockets? I don't see the city actually building homes.

July 7, 2017 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission votes to declare Lawrence a 'welcoming' city for immigrants, pursue additional support

I have lived in Lawrence for nearly 20 years. I shop in Lawrence, pay property taxes in Lawrence, fund charities, and schools in Lawrence. Why is the city bowing down to the college, and high school students? They will be gone in a few years.
I guess it's time to spend my money in Kansas City, and Topeka instead of Lawrence.

March 8, 2017 at 9:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Attempt to override tax veto falls 3 votes short in Senate; little consensus on what comes next

In comparison, Kansas is not as bad as some places.
comparing Kansas to Minnesota (Where I am from, now I live in Douglas County Kansas)

Kansas
Tax year 2017
taxable income not over $30,000: 2.7 % (K.S.A. 79-32,110)
taxable income over $30,000: $810 plus 4.6 % of excess over $30,000 (K.S.A. 79-32,110)

Minnesota
​ Rate​ ​ Married joint​ ​ Married Separate​
5.35 percent​ ​$0 - $36,820 ​ $0- ​$18,410
7.05 percent​ $36,821 $146,270 ​ $18,411 -$73,140
7.85 percent​ ​ $146,271-259,420 ​ $73,141- $129,710
​9.85 percent $259,421 ​ $129,711 ​

Douglas County Kansas same property Taxes as Minneapolis Minnesota

Minnesota Sales Tax 6.875% - Kansas Sales tax 6.5%

February 24, 2017 at 11:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

South Lawrence Trafficway threatens to cut into Kansas Turnpike revenue

Just to respond to the original article title: Duh!

December 23, 2016 at 9:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A Hilton hotel planned for west Lawrence; Eldridge files plans for outdoor expansion; signs of a new doughnut shop downtown

Great more stuff for West Lawrence. East Lawrence on the other hand - Nada.
Even the K-10 completion was no improvement for people on the far east side of Lawrence.
If anything K-10 was a 2 year hassle.
Now, it is 1 lane to enter K-10 for people on the east side. The speed limit has been reduced for no apparent reason. It used to be 65 MPH, now it is either 45 or wow all the way to 55.
There are not even right turn lanes heading east on Harper or O'Connell.
Personally, I live in the Prairie Park Neighborhood. Many of us shop in Lawrence, eat in Lawrence, pay property taxes in Lawrence, but work in Kansas City. Lawrence gets our money, but we get no positive expansion. Where is Rock - Chalk East? Do the city planners expect us to drive all the way past our homes to the west side after a full day of work?

December 21, 2016 at 1:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: A Trump hope

Why do people insist on labeling others that they do not even know based on this election. The following statement is very true of people that I personally know in Lawrence: “Some of the most incredible people I know voted for Donald Trump, and some of the most incredible people I know voted for Hillary Clinton. The people that I know that voted for Trump are not racist, misogynistic, or hateful, and the people that voted for Hillary Clinton are not hateful and intolerable. If you are someone that woke up this morning and is going to start seeing people as who they voted for, and not as the person you have always known them to be, then you are what is wrong with America. I will never think any less of a person who has different views than me, because some of the most beautiful, inspirational people I know will disagree with what I believe with all day long, but at the end of the day they are still that beautiful inspirational person I have always known them as. Don’t think less of people because some of their beliefs don’t align with yours, and don’t lose quality people in your life because you choose hate over love.”

November 16, 2016 at 10:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: A Trump hope

If we did not have the electoral college the president would be selected by the big cities and not the rest of the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScO2d...

It is easy to say that we may not want it if our candidate did not get elected. The reason Hillary did not get elected is because she did not reach out to people in the heartland and mid-america. She focused on the big cities.

November 16, 2016 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence police officer named in excessive force lawsuit no longer employed by the department

I completely agree. If the amount of pay determines whether someone will act in an ethical manner, then they are the wrong person for the job.

August 31, 2016 at 9:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County Commission looks to keep Wakarusa Drive extension on 'front burner'

Please make the Wakarusa intersection safer. Preferably some type of over-pass.
Our dear friend Hayley Berrios was killed on her bicycle crossing that intersection, her cross is still on that corner.
She had just been married three months earlier, and was on a ride with her new husband and friends. She was killed by an unobservant driver on K-!0.

July 13, 2016 at 10:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do not purchase any Whirlpool appliances from them!

Actually, after purchasing a Refrigerator in 2009, a dishwasher in 2010, a washer and dryer in 2011. I believe that I am now done with Factory Direct.

When our dryer was only **2 years old** (last year) we had to have service on the unit because it died.. Rather than replacing the part that was needed, the "tech" just straightened out a wire, and charged us $120.00 (this is in a 2 year old $320.00 dryer).

Now, **1 year** later the same thing is happening again. Rather than paying Factory Direct $120.00 or more every year to service the unit they sold me. I will go to Home Depot (I hate to say it) and buy a dryer from them.

October 2, 2014 at 2:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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