Opinion

Starting May 2, the United States will no longer exempt any countries from sanctions if they continue to buy Iranian oil, stepping up pressure on Iran to stop supporting terrorists in the Middle East and agree to not develop nuclear weapons. The move primarily affects the five remaining major oil...
Since 2015, the Kansas State Legislature has allowed “the bundling of bills.’’ So what is that? you ask. Bundling is the practice of tying unpopular bills to “must pass’’ measures like budgetary bills, forcing state legislators to vote for both if they want either to pass. It’s trickery in its...
Rep. Randy Garber (R-Sabetha) at the legislative meeting here last Saturday morning described Medicaid expansion in Kansas as the extension of health care benefits to about 150,000 of our citizens between the ages of 19 and 64 who can work. What Rep. Garber did not say was whether the 150,000...
Starting April 1, Kansans age 21 and older can now purchase beer with alcohol content up to 6 percent at convenience stores and grocery stores. This may be cause for celebration for some, and it may seem like a small deal for others, especially if you live in big urban areas. But in smaller...
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed Senate Bill 22 this week, saying she was not interested in endorsing another tax experiment like the one that former governor Sam Brownback and his misguided supporters promoted. Kansans would do well to tell their Republican senators and representatives who backed...
In light of the information that surfaced regarding Judge Jeffry Jack’s social media presence, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly swiftly announced that she was withdrawing Jack’s name from consideration for the Kansas Court of Appeals vacancy. Judge Jack, at the request of Gov. Kelly, submitted a letter...
In Anderson County, southeast of here, efforts are under way by area cattlemen to organize a pasture burning cooperative consisting of trained volunteers. It sounds like a great idea. Anderson County’s Extension office personnel has offered to provide the training for those who need it. The idea is...
While community hospitals in nearby Horton and Hiawatha are struggling financially, it is reported, our own Holton Community Hospital has recently announced progressive plans, and has secured low-interest financing from USDA Rural Development, for a $14.6 million hospital expansion project. A total...

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