Opinion

The cost to keep the vacated Central school in Holton in good condition is now estimated at about $100,000, which is about twice as much as the Holton school district has been unofficially offered reportedly for the old building and grounds located about a block and half east of the Town Square....
A trade war with China is now in progress and as always, it seems, American agriculture is being used as a major pawn. President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, plus $50 billion in additional products, has reportedly provoked two waves of retaliation by...
If Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach wants to be known as the gubernatorial candidate who won’t be told by courts and judges what to do, then he seems to be succeeding in that regard. Kobach did not prove the need for the state’s vote-suppressing proof of citizenship requirement in the two-week...
When federal lawmakers fail to do their jobs properly, the end result is an out-of-control budget like ours and one that is only good for a few months at a time. Important decisions on social issues also get postponed indefinitely because politicians do not want to make any decisions that might...
By Sen. Dennis Pyle R-Hiawatha First District It has been an interesting legislative session thus far and one that will be memorable in many ways. We had the State of the State address from Gov. Sam Brownback and then upon his departure we were given another address from our next governor, Jeff...
In recent years, the buzzword in politics has been “transparency.” Just about everyone has jumped on the transparency bandwagon. Our legislators certainly have been talking about it. Only a month ago, our new governor signed a number of executive orders demanding more transparency from the state...
America, and North Carolina in particular, has lost a national treasure. Billy Graham, perhaps the best-known evangelist in the world, died in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Feb. 21. A North Carolina native, the Rev. Graham always stayed close to his roots, even while traveling the world in...
  We have been riveted by the horrific Florida high school massacre in which 17 people - mostly students - were gunned down, and Americans are demanding action from Congress. But Kansans must also focus on state legislation threatening our young. An irresponsible measure already approved by the...
Our 46th Kansas Gov., Sam Brownback, a Republican, has resigned now to take a plum job in the Trump administration as U.S. ambassador at-large for international religious freedom. On the same day, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, was sworn in as the next Kansas governor – our 47th. Gov. Brownback was first...
Without some new significant economic development in our county and towns, our local taxes will continue to get higher each year. That’s true because of the ever-increasing costs of doing business each year  - providing the essential services we need and expect such as police, fire, emergency,...

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