Opinion

This community journalism career that started 36 years ago almost didn’t make it to the third year. After one year as the editor of the twice-weekly Baxter Springs Citizen newspaper in the farthest southeast county of the state (Cherokee), and one year as the sports editor, news reporter and...
Wind farms are sprouting up in communities across Kansas and in some cases they have become hot-button issues. Not so, apparently, in neighboring Nemaha County, according to a recent report in the Courier-Tribune newspaper at Seneca. A proposed wind farm in south Nemaha County - one of Jackson...
Somebody needs to educate former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry about the Logan Act – the federal law that forbids private citizens “from engaging in unauthorized correspondence with foreign governments’’ that have “any disputes or controversies with the United States.’’ Actually, somebody...
A couple of newspaper stories published in the neighboring Valley Falls Vindicator in two of its recent weekly editions about a Jefferson County resident caused me – and probable countless others - to pause and reflect on life. A front page story in The Vindicator recently featured local resident,...
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed Senate Bill 263, which enacts the Alternative Crop Research Act, allowing the Kansas Department of Agriculture to oversee the cultivation of industrial hemp in a research program, it has been reported. Time will tell whether this is a good thing for Kansas farmers...
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...

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