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Panera would be great! I'd love for them to open a second location in Lawrence, and this would be a great spot.
Posted 29 December 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Are gun-related deaths higher this year in other Kansas towns/cities? Or, is Lawrence unique? What about in other states with gun laws similar to ours? I'd love to see an LJW story about how we compare to other areas.
Posted 1 October 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Hi Chad -- that link goes to an article about the school bond issue. Is there another article about the state income tax increase?
Posted 27 June 2017, 6:51 p.m.
The New York Times covered is too. I was surprised to read that Kansas is one of the few states that guarantee student journalists independent control over what they publish -- a bit of good news about our state. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/05/us...
Posted 5 April 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Nancy Kassebaum. First woman to be elected to a full Senate term who wasn't preceded by her husband.
Posted 24 March 2016, 6:12 p.m.
Posted 21 March 2016, 7:35 p.m.
Minor point -- isn't the sales tax rate 9.5%? If so, that makes it almost $15 that we lost, not $1.50.
Posted 19 January 2016, 6:05 p.m.
I'm shocked that none of these districts do pre-employment testing for all of their positions. The company I work for (located here in town) implemented it about 20 years ago because almost every other large employer already required it. We found that folks with drug/alcohol problems came to us for jobs because they couldn't get hired elsewhere. Are school districts required to participate in Workers Comp? If so, do they at least do a test anytime there's a workplace accident? I'm a strong supporter of our teachers and schools, and I encourage these districts (and the KNEA) to re-think their position on this.
Posted 18 January 2016, 8:27 p.m.
Caitlin -- I really like this new column/blog. I appreciate the news and enjoy your writing style. Any chance of adding "lights and sirens" to the list choices in the "News" dropdown (like Town Talk and Old Home Town) so that it will always be easy to find?
Posted 20 August 2015, 8:38 p.m.
I used to travel a lot for work. The company purchased my airline tickets, but I paid for everything else with my own money. I then turned in an expense report and receipts to get reimbursed. They issued checks twice a week, so I never had to wait more than 3 days for my reimbursement check. If someone didn't have a credit card, the company would arrange to pay for their hotel as well. The travel policy was very clear about the types of things you wouldn't be reimbursed for -- alcohol, anything other than long-term parking at the airport, hotel mini-bar items, etc. It works like this most of the places my friends work as well. As you said, companies moved away from issuing credit cards in order to cut down on abuse. I can't think of any reason a City Commissioner needs a city-issued credit card.
Posted 18 August 2015, 7:31 p.m.
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