Opinion

The United States Postal Service says it has seen an increase in mail fraud and is promoting community strength and fraud awareness as a way to prevent abuse. On the other hand, the prosecution of fraud cases is reportedly down 35 percent from 2014. In 2015, about 6,416 fraud cases were prosecuted...
Twenty people were killed in a mass shooting at a shopping complex recently at El Paso, Texas. Within 24 hours, another massacre occurred when someone killed nine people, including his sister, at an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio. Two massacres, 13 hours apart. Twenty-nine people dead and...
You would have to travel around the world to see many of the 962 species at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. The Omaha zoo is just two hours north of here by auto and well-worth the excursion. Most of the scenic drive is along U.S. Highway 75.   In August 2014, the Omaha zoo was proclaimed...
Watching U.S. astronauts land on the moon, on live television, and then walk on the moon, with my family back in July of 1969 made a powerful impact on the 10-year-old boy that was me. My parents were in their mid-30s. My oldest brother was 18; my sister was 17; and my little brother was 5. I don’t...
From our business location on the south side of the Holton Town Square in recent weeks, we watched the Holton Street Department crew across the street along the courtyard tear out the old curb and guttering along that stretch of Fourth Street, then pour and finish new ones. From a distance, we also...
You can take fish oil supplements and eat lots of turmeric. You can invest in a language class, puzzle books or a few hours of exercise every week. There are countless methods to (allegedly) improve your memory and cognitive functioning. The brain-training and assessment industry is expected to...
You can’t teach these qualities. Actually, I’ll struggle to explain it in a way you would understand, but I can tell you after only a few conversations if someone grew up in a small town or not. I did. I’m from a farming community of about 8,000 people. Growing up, I lived eight miles outside of...
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says that a citizenship question should not be included on the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. The governor’s opinion, in my view, is politically motivated, and in step with the National Democratic Party’s view. And wrong. Democrats think illegal immigrants - if they can somehow...
For the first time in 50 years or more, the United States government can stand up to rogue oil-rich countries like Iran without having to worry about domestic gasoline prices here doubling or tripling in price at the pump as a result, or having a gasoline shortage scare as a result. Thank goodness...
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled recently that state funding for education is adequate, it has been reported. The Supreme Court ruled that in the case, Luke Gannon versus the state of Kansas, the state has shown that the 2019 Legislature’s scheduled base aid increases are in “substantial compliance”...

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