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Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook ~ Election Edition

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook ~ Election Edition

By: Kathy Runge – Oct. 2017 Why are most of our elections in Lawrence a choice between who you can’t stand the least? I can endorse almost no one in…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2017

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2017

I’ve been gone for a few months and there’s so much news you may not have heard about it’ll take two months to catch up. Council Business: The Ordinance Committee…

May 1 is Speak English Day in Lawrence – KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

May 1 is Speak English  Day in Lawrence – KATHY’S LAWRENCE NOTEBOOK

By: Kathy Runge – Feb. 2017 First, I would like to thank Mayor Rivera and Governor Baker for protecting us from the snow. Snow is easy. Snow doesn’t vote. Let’s…

Lawrence: The City of the Damned Forgotten

Lawrence: The City of  the Damned Forgotten

By: Kathy Runge – Feb. 2017 If you want to see forgotten people, come to Lawrence. They’re easy to spot. Just hunt for the person who seems out of place…

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…

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