Opinion

Sam Brownback is a nice person who should have never been elected governor of Kansas. And you can say the same about Kris Kobach. He is a nice person that we should not elect governor of the state. When Brownback first ran for governor, and won the election, he was able to do so on his name...
Neighboring Shawnee County officials recently approved a new land use plan for the county. That’s something that Jackson County officials should be considering, too. The Shawnee County Commission voted 2-1 recently to approve that county’s first-ever comprehensive land use plan. Commissioners Kevin...
At the big rally in Topeka recently at the Kansas Expocentre, attended by more than 11,000 people, mostly Kansans, we learned in person what it felt like when President Donald Trump references “the news media’’ – like he does on TV - as the perpetuators of “fake news’’ and untruths. We were on a...
Our state government should be judged by the way it values and takes care of the most needy of its citizens. If we were to grade our state government today on how it supports foster children, it would get an F. Last year, it was reported that at least 70 of the 7,000 foster kids in Kansas were...
The real threat to our democracy these days is occurring on the Internet in our own country. There is plenty of cause to be concerned that foreigners, including communists and socialists (and Russians) continue to utilize Google, Facebook and Twitter social media platforms on the Internet to try...
The date, Sept. 11, 2001, will forever evoke memories of the horrific tragedy that took place in and around New York City and the Pentagon of American lives callously lost and brutally cut short. Societies that choose not to remember their histories are prone to have those histories repeated, so...
Traveling home from the Prairie Band Potawatomi 2018 Pow Wow recently, driving past the buffalo herd visible along 150th Road on the reservation, I made plans to send photos and video from the pow wow activities that I had just attended to friends and relatives. That’s not something I normally do...
Representatives of The Boston Globe newspaper recently reached out to other U.S. newspaper editors of papers big and small across the country to propose that a coordinated response be taken this week on the dangers of President Donald Trump’s blanket assault on the press, The logic of the...
Now that the primary election is over, it’s time to talk about robo-calls. Robo-calls are made by many political parties in the United States, including but not limited to both the Republican and Democratic parties as well as unaffiliated campaigns, 527 oganizations, unions, and individual citizens...
Vern Andrews of Holton, operating under the corporate name Charitable Vending, is selling shaved ice, cotton candy and kettle corn at various school and community events. Andrews is not doing this fund-raising to make a profit. He’s doing it to raise funds for projects that benefit the community....

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