Opinion

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....
About 30 people attended a local economic development meeting here on the evening of July 18 at the Holton Elementary School commons area. Those in attendance were reminded of the hardships that the “free state settlers’’ from Milwaukee, Wisc. must have faced on their 611-mile trip by horse and...
Officials at The University of Kansas at Lawrence last Wednesday ordered the removal of a piece of artwork from a public flagpole on the campus that had triggered rounds of complaints from Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and several others seeking or holding public office in the state. KU Chancellor...
Dennis Taylor of Topeka, 68, says his past experiences as a Shawnee County Commissioner, a Kansas Secretary of Labor and Chief of Staff for Gov. Mike Hayden have all prepared him for the office of Kansas Secretary of State that he is now seeking as a Republican candidate. During a recent visit to...
U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy to ban travelers from five Muslim-majority countries is lawful after all, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently. The 5-4 ruling comes after several lower courts had acted on their own to limit or suspend the policy, which Trump introduced in January 2017. The...
The new Valley Falls swimming pool is averaging about 120 people a day in attendance, according to a recent report in The Vindicator newspaper there. Last year’s attendance at the old pool was less than 50 people per day, it was reported. Concession stand sales at the new pool are topping $100 per...

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