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Lawrence Politicians Behaving Badly

Lawrence Politicians Behaving Badly

By: Kathy Runge – January, 2017 In December ex-District A Councilor and potential mayoral candidate Sandy Almonte verbally abused a Lawrence police officer at the scene of an accident involving…

Election Post Mortum ~ KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

Election Post Mortum ~ KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

By: Kathy Runge – Dec. 2016 The election is finally over, but it just won’t go away. Donald Trump is our president-elect and the crybabies won’t stop whining. When it…

Things We All Learned From The Justo Garcia Trial ~ Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook

Things We All Learned From The Justo Garcia Trial ~ Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook

By: Kathy Runge – Nov. 2016 First, the DA can’t prove that a worker is stealing from this city because the City of Lawrence hires incompetents and can’t keep records.…

A Sanctuary City – Where is the LAW in Lawrence?

A Sanctuary City – Where is the LAW in Lawrence?

By: Kathy Runge – Oct. 2016 It’s been a year since Lawrence became a sanctuary city. Have you ever wondered how it’s working out? The answer is that we don’t…

KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

By: Kathy Runge – Sept. 2016 The City Council needs an official summer schedule. I said this last month but it’s so important I have to say it again. Both…

Fabricated Drama on the Lawrence City Council

Fabricated Drama on the Lawrence City Council

By: Kathy Runge – July, 2016 The soap operas have nothing on the Lawrence City Council. The meetings are filled with fabricated drama. The Budget Drama: During the first meeting…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2016

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook –  June, 2016

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2015 Let me start with a shout out to State Rep. Marcos Devers, who had the courage to vote against the “bathroom bill,” which I’m…

Lawrence News and Open Meeting Law Updates

Lawrence News and Open Meeting Law Updates

By: Kathy Runge – Jan. 2016 Happy New Year from recall central! Most of us in Lawrence are suffering from recall fatigue, with objections to signatures on the first recall…

News from the Reservation ~ Kathy Runge

News from the Reservation ~ Kathy Runge

By: Kathy Runge – December, 2015 Merry Christmas and greetings from Apache territory! In a pre-election article published at editorialweek.com, Jose Alfonso Garica’s website, South Lawrence was referred to as…

The News: Good, Bad and Absurd Lawrence Elections: Preliminary & General

The News: Good, Bad and Absurd Lawrence Elections: Preliminary & General

By: Kathy Runge – November, 2015 The election has come and gone and the good news is, I should have no scarcity of material for the foreseeable future. The bad…

Lawrence, City of the Doomed? Preliminary & General Elections

Lawrence, City of the Doomed? Preliminary & General Elections

By: Kathy Runge – Oct. 2015 I heard that the real reason for the extreme shortage of poll workers for the Preliminary Election was that the city required the poll…

Political Campaign Season Begins in Lawrence

Political Campaign Season Begins in Lawrence

By: Kathy Runge – August 2015 We’re starting campaign season and I’m already preparing myself for the onslaught of robo-calls and junk mail we’ll be receiving in a couple of…

Will Lawrence Treat Illegals Better Than People From Lowell?

Will Lawrence Treat Illegals Better Than People From Lowell?

By: Kathy Runge, July, 2015 The City Council, led by Council President Maldonado, a.k.a. Lawrence’s Ambassador to the UN, has been busy in the last month. The FY16 budget got…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – Myra Ortiz, Charlie Boddy and Nagging Questions

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – Myra Ortiz, Charlie Boddy and Nagging Questions

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2015 Myra Ortiz, Candidate for District A Councilor I recently spoke with Myra Ortiz, who will be running against incumbent Sandy Almonte. Myra has made…

Adventures in Transparency

Adventures in Transparency

By: Kathy Runge – May, 2015 Although, in my opinion, violating the Open Meeting Laws is not unusual for our city council, the newest show of disrespect for city residents…

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