A chronological list of press, editorials, public letters…

  • July 12, 2016 | Commissioners, public criticize staff cuts in Lawrence City Manager’s budget proposal “The legacy we’re facing right now is, in a period of about 30 days, we’re defunding the Arts Center; we’re removing the director of arts and culture; we’re canning a public art project — congratulations, we just became Topeka, Kansas,” Commissioner Herbert said to some applause and laughs. “I live in Lawrence because it’s not Topeka, Kansas. I don’t want my legacy to be that I helped to make Lawrence Topeka.”
  • May 25, 2016 | Commission undecided on East Ninth project  “After nearly four hours of hearing what Lawrence residents thought about the project to change East Ninth Street into an arts corridor, the City Commission — with not enough votes to move its design forward — voted to study it further in coming weeks.”

*Placekeepers Editor’s Note* This article originally indicated that the Citizen Advisory Committee had recommended a plan for E. 9th St.. They had not, and after the Placekeepers contacted the Journal-World, they changed the digital version of the story and printed this correction on March 9.


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July 30, 2015 | Cahoots Chicanery and Carpetbagging from Live TV Live on Vimeo.