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raerae (Anonymous) says...

There is actually one a block away, and a total of FIVE car washes on 6th St.
A nice car wash is always welcome, but why on a street with five others, in a crowded parking lot, and razing a serviceable building to boot?

raerae (Anonymous) says...

You missed the largest employer in Lawrence, the State of Kansas aka KU. Other than KU, the rest of those employers have a pitifully smaller workforce than the other towns you mentioned, and consistently lower wages than other cities. Alongside those lower wages are a high cost of living when it comes to housing.
Lawrence only has a higher quality of life if a person has anything left after paying their rent, groceries and necessities.
Take care of the mental health of your citizens, including substance abuse, and you'll solve a great deal of the jail overcrowding issue.
We are losing far too many of those "best and brightest" to mental health crises and especially suicides in this town.

raerae (Anonymous) says...

Well, Jim, I was in complete agreement with you until you made your name-calling statement about "any hysterical, anti-gun leftist." C'mon, you could have made your entire case without stooping to that level.
But mainly:
Kudos to the officers who subdued the perp without the use of deadly force.

raerae (Anonymous) says...

Agreed! The congestion in the summertime when the nursery takes up part of the parking lot and cars are lined up for the wash will be tremendous. That east entrance is already a mess at peak times.
I can't imagine yet another car wash on 6th St.

raerae (Anonymous) says...

A 12 story development right at the main entrance from the north of downtown is going to be an eyesore in comparison to the surrounding buildings, even worse than the current New Hampshire street cuts a bulky upward swath between 2 story downtown businesses and single residential homes at the edge of East Lawrence.

You simply cannot compare a comfortable small downtown with the KC Power and Light, which is right in the middle of existing high-rise buildings. I really don't see that the nightlife area has done anything for downtown KC as far as shopping and residences. Is that what anyone really wants for Lawrence? An "exciting" large bar and concert scene, with more out of price range condos that are already complaining about the noise factor of our music scene? You can't have it both ways.

If there is to be more retail, restaurants and service workers to support a bustling downtown, there does need to be affordable housing in that same area. I applaud Ms Larsen for recognizing this, and there needs to be a way to keep from gentrifying the life out of the neighborhoods downtown and near it.

raerae (Anonymous) says...

Congratulations, Kij, well done!

raerae (Anonymous) says...


We stand with Kate, and add our own middle digits up to the pearl-clutcher!

raerae (Anonymous) says...

Fair enough, I'll stand corrected, and thank you for your service.

raerae (Anonymous) says...

Neither of the above.
Veteran. Homeowner, decent man with a good job.
We are heartbroken and just as bewildered as everyone else as to what happened, and why.
I'm so very sorry for the loss of another good young man.

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