Opinion

The state of California has not always been a state that sets good examples for the rest of the country to follow but this time California is right. California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed one of the nation's toughest mandatory childhood vaccination bills, moving to end exemptions from state...
It has been nearly 40 years since I have communicated with Emmitt Omar, a teacher and coach at Garnett High School in the 1970s, but I did so recently through the Internet. Back at GHS, I surely did not have any idea how important this teacher/coach would be in what's become the continuing...
 Local hospital officials are saying that expanding Medicaid within the state is vital to our local economy. The passaqge of House Bill 2319  is important to rural and urban hospitals. It requires the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to develop a federal Medicaid waiver for a...
The Holton Recorder will be recognized with six awards at the 2015 annual convention of the The Kansas Press Association, it has been announced. The convention will be held April 17-18 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City. Competing in the largest non-daily division of the annual Awards of...
Political Cartoon
The Kansas banking industry has lost one of its most influential bankers in the eastern part of the state with the death of Martin Schifferdecker, 80, of Girard. A news story and obituary for Mr. Schifferdecker are also published in this edition. My acquaintance with Martin Schifferdecker goes back...
A proposal at the Kansas State Legislature would promote Washington, D.C.-style politics in the state. And all Americans are well aware of how poorly that has been working for the U.S. Congress. Kansas state senators and representatives reportedly are considering the bad government policy of "...
Shawnee County District Court ruled recently that the State of Kansas is inadequately funding the state's K-12 public schools. The court's ruling reaffirmed what many Kansans, especially those in the education field, already believed. In the lawsuit known as the Gannon case, the district court's...
The year 2014 is almost completely over and the new year, 2015, is coming our way! Tell me. Where does all the time go? If you are preparing for a new year - 2015 - count yourself among the lucky. Pinch yourself if you are not sure, but you are alive! Congratulations! The new year, as the wise...
The term "global economy'' appears to be taking on an extended definition in recent days, in my opinion, as Sony Pictures Entertainment announced it would not be releasing its latest comedy movie called "The Interview.'' The new movie reportedly portrayed the graphic assassination of North Korean...

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