Opinion

The Friday, June 14 activities in Holton that welcomed the 825 or so bicycle riders from across the country in the Biking Across Kansas event were a great success. Congratulations and thanks to all those involved in planning out the details of all the activities from the bicycle-themed displays...
What to do if there’s a tornado coming to a zip code near you is the most important thing you need to know now at this time of year. I can’t recall another time in my life when there have been so many continuous days that contained the threat of severe weather.  As this commentary is being written...
The senior speeches at the recent graduation ceremony for Holton High School’s Class of 2019 last Saturday might have been the best ones I have ever heard. The speeches carried out a central theme focusing on the 2019 class motto – “Breathe With A Purpose’’ selected in honor of deceased class vice...
Starting May 2, the United States will no longer exempt any countries from sanctions if they continue to buy Iranian oil, stepping up pressure on Iran to stop supporting terrorists in the Middle East and agree to not develop nuclear weapons. The move primarily affects the five remaining major oil...
Since 2015, the Kansas State Legislature has allowed “the bundling of bills.’’ So what is that? you ask. Bundling is the practice of tying unpopular bills to “must pass’’ measures like budgetary bills, forcing state legislators to vote for both if they want either to pass. It’s trickery in its...
Rep. Randy Garber (R-Sabetha) at the legislative meeting here last Saturday morning described Medicaid expansion in Kansas as the extension of health care benefits to about 150,000 of our citizens between the ages of 19 and 64 who can work. What Rep. Garber did not say was whether the 150,000...
Starting April 1, Kansans age 21 and older can now purchase beer with alcohol content up to 6 percent at convenience stores and grocery stores. This may be cause for celebration for some, and it may seem like a small deal for others, especially if you live in big urban areas. But in smaller...
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed Senate Bill 22 this week, saying she was not interested in endorsing another tax experiment like the one that former governor Sam Brownback and his misguided supporters promoted. Kansans would do well to tell their Republican senators and representatives who backed...

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