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Because the city hires Incompetent lazy poorly trained individuals and does not make them accountable for the job duties they are assigned. People who are in a position for a numbers of years become complacent and think since they've gotten away with doing as little as possible they will continue. Not saying this isn't an easy job, but surely in this day and age of technology each and every offender on probation can be accounted for and tracked to make certain they are following the guidelines. If not, than why aren't they being put before the judge or back in jail? How many more lives must be lost to clean up this incompetency? Pay attention and do they job you are paid to do.
Posted 15 June 2018, 6:06 p.m.
Probably on his cell phone, texting or reading a text. I see so many bad drivers and potential accidents when I am out and about, it is ridiculous. This needs to change. I recommend a mandatory modified driving test every 7 to 10 years for every driver to remind them of safe driving, what signs mean and etiquette of the road. and no cell phones. your car is "not" a phone booth.
Posted 12 June 2018, 9:35 a.m.
Well I guess our street calming device was shelves for another year, since approved last year. If people would use "common sense" and drive appropriately for the street they are on we would not need to these calming devices. I wholeheartedly feel people need to be reminded of driving rules and ettiquette of the roads. I firmly support a mandatory modified driving test every 7 to10 years for every driver. Perhaps it will keep our roads safer with more improved drivers and weed out the really bad drivers. Afterall, (which I think has been forgotten) driving is a privilege not a "right".
Posted 12 June 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Daniel this is just crap. Everybody experiences anxiety when stopped by police. That isn't a black/white thing. People need to stop making every incident that happens when police are involved as a matter of race. White people screw up just as much as Black people do. So tired of hearing about how poor black people always get picked on. Boo-hoo.
Posted 31 May 2018, 10:58 a.m.
So I guess my question is why couldn't the other officer use a Tazer instead of shooting the guy with a gun? He could have Tazered the suspect, since he was down anyway, which would have rendered him long enough for both officers to cuff him? Are these officers just trained to shoot first, then ask questions later, if the offender is still alive? I'm not defending the offender or admonishing the police, because they have a job to do and that is to keep us safe from violence, but violence begets violence, I should think. I just feel it could have been handled in a less violent way, but then again I wasn't there and no expert. Just a thought.
Posted 30 May 2018, 9:52 a.m.
Hurray!!!!! I hated the idea of a 12 story eyesore downtown ruining the nuance of our town. We don't need a large conference center like this anyway. Waste of tax dollars.
Posted 25 May 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Congratulations Class of 2018. Well Done.
Posted 24 May 2018, 4:22 p.m.
Well this just doesn't make sense, because there also should be a ban on using plastic bags to contain our trash to be thrown into the bins. Plastic is Plastic and those bags are no different. Plastic sheeting is used in painting rooms and other various things at construction sites. This country allowed industry to go hog wild with creating all sorts of plastic products all for the sake of big bucks now they want to start a war over banning it. People just need to be taught not to be slobs and throw their trash where it belongs not in the yard or on the streets. So if Lawrence has no way to recycle these bags and stores collect them in a barrel - I bet they still go to the landfill.
Posted 21 May 2018, 10:30 p.m.
no more parking Garages. They are ruining our downtown are and they are ugly. I never park in them. Eventually they will become a danger and a playground for thugs, rapist and who knows what else. Years will take a toll on them and then the burden for repairing these monster structures will be put on the taxpayers. I doubt very seriously that many customers will be taken away from Dillons or Checkers to go downtown and struggle for a place to park, and further away from the store when parking near the grocery store is more desirable. Most people like to get in and out of the store, and if they are doing large shopping they certainly don't want to have to make a couple trips to their car to a parking garage with groceries in hand. I think Lawrence is biting off more than they can chew with this project.
Posted 9 May 2018, 9:45 a.m.
I feel that restaurants and bars should pay a living wage and if someone wants to pay a tip that is their choice. I do not feel it is acceptable to tip a bartender for pouring a beer and take one step to serve it - that is their job and what they get paid for. Now if they did something far beyond that to serve it, say a larger glass and added some chips n dip they should deserve a tip. Otherwise, NOT. Same with a waiter/waitress - they are paid to take orders and deliver food to the table. Should they go beyond that task, like making certain the patrons at the table have all they need without hounding them and making certain their check is delivered to them in a timely manner they deserve a tip. Still these folks should earn a living wage just like any other job.
Posted 16 April 2018, 12:10 p.m.
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