Opinion

Oh, Kansas Legislature. Each year, we want to praise you for putting the people of Kansas first. And each year, it’s honestly a bit of a struggle. You all spend so much time doing nonsensical…

Across five Western states — under farmland, windblown fields of grazing cattle and Great Plains plateaus — 400 aging nuclear-armed ballistic missiles stand at the ready. From a distance, the isolated, fenced-off areas look like…

With only one-third of Kansas adults having begun the vaccine process against COVID-19, “normal” is still a long way off. You’d think after a year of anxiety, demand for the vaccine would be high.  Unfortunately,…

The story is distinctly American. Eight people killed and at least five others wounded in a mass shooting at a FedEx work site near the Indianapolis airport. Again. Since the beginning of the year, there…

 When President Joe Biden announced last week that the United States would withdraw its last troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, he cast the decision as closing the book on a 20-year conflict. “It’s time…

Time for a check-up, Kansas. Recently we got some good news about mental health during the pandemic: Deaths by suicide declined in the United States by almost 6% last year. Kansas also saw a decline.…

Because of the pandemic and its restrictions, the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral at Windsor was less grand event than might once have been expected. Only 30 mourners attended. Television ensured that this private ceremony of…

Too many routine police encounters are ending with unarmed citizens being killed, with people of color disproportionately being targeted. Two shocking videos released last week, one depicting the shooting death of an unarmed 13-year-old boy,…

Decked out in a hard hat and protective headphones, Gov. Laura Kelly took an extensive tour of Humboldt’s Monarch Cement plant Thursday morning. Walter Wulf, CEO and chairman of the 113-year-old industry, served as host. …

Gov. Laura Kelly just took an interesting tack on the Kansas Legislature’s bill prohibiting Transgender girls from competing in girls’ athletics.  She calls it a job killer.  Is she right?  Kelly noted that states like…