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At first the memes were amusing, sort of. Then they started being irritating. Now, calling white women behaving badly “Karen” is meandering toward dangerous. “Karen” has become a label for racist white women who call…

College is on the horizon for many students, a first step into adulthood. College is about learning and there are lots of things to learn about money through budgeting. College budgets include the same things…

The 2020 presidential campaign looks a lot like the 2016 campaign. Only one of the names has been changed. Like four years ago, many voters will have to decide who they dislike more: incumbent Republican…

Elections work best when campaigns highlight policy contrasts for voters. As the Republican primary for Senate in Kansas closes, this election has been a missed opportunity to discuss policy and force candidates on record about…

Fresh out of high school, Allen Community College was the only school that offered me enough financial aid to attend. When higher education seemed out of reach, Allen handed me a ladder. I won’t forget…

It’s hard to believe the “new” hospital is seven years old, which I view as a testament to its timeless design and good upkeep. A walk inside still catches my breath, it’s so pretty.  So…

While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the…

In less than two weeks, Kansas will face another coronavirus-related test: an election under pandemic conditions. How will we fare? That depends on state and county preparation, of course — but it also depends on…

In the mail recently I received a political flier urging me to vote against a Republican candidate because the candidate, according to the flier from another Republican, would allow “foreign workers” into the United States.…

Thursday was a day of mixed messages for those in public education. If in a “hot spot” of high rates of coronavirus, schools should postpone opening, President Donald Trump advised Thursday.  But if they delay,…