Opinion

As frustrating and drawn out as school-finance litigation in Kansas has been, stripping courts of their authority over the state’s public schools is not a viable option. In a lawsuit that is now nearly eight years old, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s method of funding public...
Sen. Dennis Pyle (R-Hiawatha), the state senator for our District 1, reportedly has pre-filed legislation that he said would prevent any court-ordered school closure threats once and for all. Sen. Pyle says that his proposal, if adopted, would amend the Kansas Constitution giving exclusive...
The Associated Press is reporting that the state of Kansas gives up millions of dollars in tax revenue from individuals and corporations each year, through tax credits, but does not disclose who the individuals and corporations are. The AP reports that it is proving difficult for it to find out...
K-State Research and Extension will conduct a web-based series of Board Leadership workshops across the state this coming February, it has been reported. Designed to provide basic training for members of community-based boards, the series will be hosted by local Extension Offices across the state....
A local fund raising drive is under way to help benefit the Ukele family of Sabetha, it has been announced by Justin Brandt of Holton. Brandt spent time Friday delivering flyers about the fund raising drive to many businesses in the community. Tanner and Carson Ukele, members  of the Sabetha High...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced recently that he had turned over one of his most important job responsibilities to his (second in command) Lieutenant Governor, Jeff Colyer. The only problem is that Kansans expect Gov. Brownback to do the job he is being paid to do – all of it – or resign....
While the general expectation is that our local governmental units (city and county) are taking care of it for us, the economic development efforts in small communities like ours in Jackson County are really everyone’s business. Why is that? Because as local taxpayers, we all have a vested interest...
Let me tell you about Doris Lickteig, my mother-in-law, who died a week ago today. Besides my own parents, I can think of no people like Doris (and Glen, too,) my in-laws, who showed me by example how to work hard and live a good and meaningful life. Doris served her church community in every way...
When it comes to gun laws in our land of the free and home of the brave, money and political influence continue to rule in spite of overwhelming evidence that something more must be done here to stop the mass murdering. At least 59 people were killed and about 530 people were injured Sunday evening...
Too bad Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach does not seem to take the Kansas Open Records laws very seriously. We would expect a state elected official like Kobach, so bent on enforcing Kansas election laws, to know and understand all of the state laws and abide by them. Not so. A Kansas Press...

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