Opinion

In recent years, the buzzword in politics has been “transparency.” Just about everyone has jumped on the transparency bandwagon. Our legislators certainly have been talking about it. Only a month ago, our new governor signed a number of executive orders demanding more transparency from the state...
America, and North Carolina in particular, has lost a national treasure. Billy Graham, perhaps the best-known evangelist in the world, died in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Feb. 21. A North Carolina native, the Rev. Graham always stayed close to his roots, even while traveling the world in...
  We have been riveted by the horrific Florida high school massacre in which 17 people - mostly students - were gunned down, and Americans are demanding action from Congress. But Kansans must also focus on state legislation threatening our young. An irresponsible measure already approved by the...
Our 46th Kansas Gov., Sam Brownback, a Republican, has resigned now to take a plum job in the Trump administration as U.S. ambassador at-large for international religious freedom. On the same day, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, was sworn in as the next Kansas governor – our 47th. Gov. Brownback was first...
Without some new significant economic development in our county and towns, our local taxes will continue to get higher each year. That’s true because of the ever-increasing costs of doing business each year  - providing the essential services we need and expect such as police, fire, emergency,...
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...

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