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Friday 06/07/2019
Expulsion from Capital an affront to democracy
Posted: June 07, 2019

 

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Court jester is serving his king
Updated: June 07, 2019 - 10:24 pm

It’s one thing to be a loyal political subject, as Congressman Roger Marshall has proven to be for the Trump monarchy.

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Friday 05/17/2019
Public Minds: Federal employees provide needed service; Reader commends KSC
Posted: May 17, 2019

Federal employees provide    needed service

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Saturday 04/27/2019
Bloodmobile receives 97 units
Posted: April 27, 2019

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Saturday 02/23/2019
Citizens deserve protection
Posted: February 23, 2019

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Saturday 02/02/2019
Rapp named PALS Person of the Month
Posted: February 02, 2019

 Happy Groundhog Day, everyone! While we do not have any groundhogs at Proud Animal Lovers Shelter, we do have 23 dogs and 11 cats who would love to have their own forever families.

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Saturday 12/22/2018
Blood drive reaches goal
Updated: December 22, 2018 - 12:18 am

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Saturday 12/08/2018
Fighting for our ‘core principles’
Posted: December 08, 2018

With a Democrat as the next governor of Kansas and a Republican-controlled Legislature, this would seem to be an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation in the Kansas Statehouse ... right after Kris Kobach tears up his NRA membership card.

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The back and forth governorship
Posted: December 08, 2018

“Take me back, take me way, way, way back…

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Friday 12/07/2018
A Pearl Harbor memory
Posted: December 07, 2018

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Saturday 12/01/2018
Semrad is PALS Person of Month
Posted: December 01, 2018

By Patti Findley

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Friday 11/16/2018
Defining what’s ‘normal’ in Kansas
Posted: November 16, 2018

It’s become common to refer to the current political climate as the “new normal.”

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Do wind turbines kill birds?
Posted: November 16, 2018

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Saturday 11/10/2018
Ad is ‘hate’ speech
Posted: November 10, 2018

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Rural, urban divide is no mystery in election returns
Posted: November 10, 2018

Kris Kobach will not be the next governor of Kansas.

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Voters choose Kelly, reject brash partisan politics
Posted: November 10, 2018

Shock and awe! Kansas voters nailed the coffin shut this week on the discredited Brownback era. They chose a bipartisan path forward by electing Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly as governor and soundly rejected her opponent, Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

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Saturday 10/20/2018
Thoughts on wind energy in Neosho County
Posted: October 20, 2018

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Time for Orman to do what’s right
Posted: October 20, 2018

Greg Orman would seem to be the definition of a self-made millionaire and successful businessman.

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Saturday 10/13/2018
Reader supports Watkins in 2nd District race
Updated: October 13, 2018 - 2:31 am

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Superintendent: Support bond issue in USD 447
Posted: October 13, 2018

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Saturday 10/06/2018
Writer says 2nd District race for U.S. Congress is important to Kansas
Posted: October 06, 2018

The 2nd District seat in U.S. Congress is one of the most important choices to affect Kansas and the nation. Today, Congress (the U.S. House of Representative and the U.S. Senate) is held in the majority by the GOP. Many people are frustrated with the gridlock that exists in dialogue, some factual and authenticated as true, some false and some strong-armed manipulation has weakened programs and services that greatly challenge the needs and desires of the American people. We are alarmed by the rhetoric of the GOP executive branch and results in our country being laughed at by many nations. We are also being catapulted into a quick appointment of a Supreme Court justice (GOP stacked) when the wheels of justice turn slowly and methodically following protocol and deliberation and the law. The “checks and balances” provided through the Constitution are being ignored by this majority.

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Kennett named PALS Person of the Month
Posted: October 06, 2018

 

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If Trump doesn’t motivate Kansas Democrats, what will?
Posted: October 06, 2018

President Donald Trump campaigns in Kansas today. This should provoke Democrats into action.

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Saturday 09/15/2018
October is Domestic/Awareness Month
Posted: September 15, 2018

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A day brightened
Posted: September 15, 2018

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Sears is PALS Person of the Month
Posted: September 15, 2018

 

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LaPolice not the ‘joke’ in the Big First
Posted: September 15, 2018

Politics is a funny business. It’s not meant to be because politicians, by their nature, aren’t intentionally funny.

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Vote in November; register now
Posted: September 15, 2018

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Saturday 09/01/2018
Red Cross bloodmobile results
Posted: September 01, 2018

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Silence comes at a steep cost
Posted: September 01, 2018

If you’re part of an endangered species in Kansas known as moderate Republicans, it’s OK to walk the walk, just don’t talk the talk.

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Trump places rule of law on the ballot
Posted: September 01, 2018

Will the “Trump effect” carry Kris Kobach and Republican congressional candidates to victory this November?

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Friday 08/24/2018
Bothered
Posted: August 24, 2018

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Greg Orman as governor
Posted: August 24, 2018

With 70-some days to the 2018 general election, Greg Orman has become reviled by Democrats and others as a “spoiler,” who could easily help far-right Republican Kris Kobach win election as governor of Kansas.

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Truth is a mind-bending trip
Posted: August 24, 2018

Rudy Giuliani’s revelation during an interview that “Truth isn’t truth” has stunned many political pundits over the past few days.

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Saturday 08/18/2018
What is the matter with Kansas?
Posted: August 18, 2018

The question of who will be the Republican candidate for governor was settled this week with Jeff Colyer’s concession to Kris Kobach.

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Vaughn is PALS Person of the Month
Posted: August 18, 2018

The Proud Animal Lovers Shelter has had two summer events for which we would like to express our appreciation to a number of people.

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‘Enemies of the people’? Simply, plainly: No
Posted: August 18, 2018

As plainly and clearly as one can say or write this: 

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Friday 06/29/2018
Editorial writer upsets reader
Posted: June 29, 2018

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If you don’t care, maybe you should
Posted: June 29, 2018

Actions have always spoken louder than words.

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Friday 06/22/2018
'The times they are a-changing'
Posted: June 22, 2018

Despite the great success of female candidates across the country this year, 2018 may become even more the political year of youth. This rosy possibility confronts the hard historical reality of low interest, low voting turnout and general cynicism toward politics among the young.

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A great year for PHS and its students
Posted: June 22, 2018

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Friday 06/15/2018
A winning proposition
Posted: June 15, 2018

In communities across Kansas, farmers’ markets continue to offer homegrown and homemade products. Everything from freshly picked fruits and vegetables to mouthwatering baked goods, fresh eggs, beef, lamb, pork, colorful flower arrangements and assorted bedding plants.

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New thinking on suicide prevention
Posted: June 15, 2018

Nearly 45,000 Americans die by suicide each year —an increase of nearly 25 percent since 1999.  No wonder the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls it a public health crisis. The problem is even worse in Kansas:  Up 45 percent in the same time frame. The issue is in today’s headlines due to recent celebrity deaths, including fashion designer Kate Spade, who was from Kansas City.

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Biggest threat to democracy might be loss of local newspapers
Posted: June 15, 2018

If you’re reading this column in your local newspaper, congratulations! Just by skimming your eyeballs over this page, whether it’s in print or online, you’re doing a vital service for your hometown, and for democracy as a whole. (Go ahead and take the rest of the day off.)

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Friday 06/08/2018
Some parting advice from a 20-year Kansan
Posted: June 08, 2018

 This is it. The end. I’m not going to be around anymore to nag you about low birth rates, shrinking populations out west and the inevitability of change and its costs and responsibilities. No more scoffing at ridiculous claims about the sanctity of free enterprise without government interference while watching lobbyists, entrepreneurs and local boosters line up every year in Topeka to get the Legislature to expand, maintain, or create another avenue for private benefit at public expense.

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Katy Days a success
Posted: June 08, 2018

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Proposed infrastructure laws jeopardize freedom to assemble
Posted: June 08, 2018

Rightly or wrongly, certain First Amendment issues tend to dominate the national conversation more than others. Bring up President Trump’s tweets criticizing the news media, college campus protests of controversial speakers, or the possibility of the government regulating Facebook and you’re bound to inspire a rousing and possibly heated discussion. Mention that state laws protecting critical infrastructure might actually erode the right to assemble and you’re more likely get blank stares and a hasty topic change. After all, it’s an issue that combines the freedom of assembly, which barely anyone knows about, with state and local law, which barely anyone cares about. Throw in the word “infrastructure,” and it’s practically anti-clickbait.

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Protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays
Posted: June 08, 2018

The next time you take a few minutes out of the sun, dust off one of those old family albums. You know the ones that date back to the ‘30s, ‘40s and even the late ‘50s.

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Friday 06/01/2018
Honor flight was a great experience
Posted: June 01, 2018

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