Opinion

Family and friends of 23-year old Daisy Coleman reacted with sorrow and shock last week following her death by suicide. “She was my best friend and amazing daughter,” her mother Melinda wrote in a heartbreaking…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t telling the full story when it comes to executive orders on coronavirus relief payments and health care. Over the weekend, the president suggested that his move to bypass…

I’m in the history business. No, I cannot claim the title historian. I think that title more accurately belongs to those who hold history degrees and create academic works. I prefer the title storyteller. I…

The Republican Party in Kansas is becoming a stranger unto itself these days.  Time was, Republicans set their goals on fostering public education, building and maintaining sound roads and bridges, supporting healthcare, promoting agriculture and…

Reopening Kansas schools this fall is a gamble.  The COVID-19 new infections rate and death rate are still rising at this writing.  Will returning to school-site learning be safe?  Will it increase the spread of…

Early August 1945 was a confusing time for many Americans, who were experiencing some combination of celebration, sadness and foreboding. The war in Europe was over, bringing home thousands of gleeful troops by ship. Yet…

Dear editor, Many people have worked and spent much money, time and labor making great improvements in Humboldt. So why start tearing it down by adding more opportunities for drinkers to guzzle down the alcohol?…

Last Friday, the $600-per-week Pandemic Unemployment Assistance — an additional payment for desperate Americans above state unemployment checks — expired. The previous week saw the end of eviction protections for many renters. As the coronavirus…

There’s an adage that good fences make good neighbors. When U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service filed a water impairment notice with the Kansas Department of Agriculture regarding water rights at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in…

Prizing loyalty over qualifications, President Donald Trump has nominated several economists with oddball or inconsistent views of monetary policy for seats on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, along with several with solid credentials. The…