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Earlier this week I wrote that Monday was a banner day because we learned that Iola is on the road to addressing a housing crunch by the fact that its three elementary schools and an…

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Three cheers to the White House and NATO for calling out Kremlin lies this week about withdrawing troops from Ukraine’s borders — along with falsehoods meant to justify a possible new attack…

Leave it to Tom Witt, executive director of Equality Kansas and dean of progressive lobbyists at the Kansas Statehouse, to sum up the challenge facing education advocates. “In this building, nothing stays dead,” he said…

Mike Pence has been getting praise from a small, but not insignificant, number of Republicans and conservatives for pushing back against one of the many offshoots of Donald Trump’s 2020 election “big lie.” Specifically, he…

Imagine fields of solar arrays with crops growing under them, tilting up and down, depending on plant, solar and producer needs. Imagine new agricultural industries, solar grazing and solar beekeeping, using grasses and flowering plants…

Proposed legislation to allow state tax dollars for parents to send at-risk students to private schools is a disaster trying to happen. Enacting the Student Empowerment Act would shift the foundation of Kansas public education.…

The headline was that Kansas legislators overturned Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a new Congressional District voting map. But the real news was that to get enough votes, Senate Republicans agreed to appease the anti-vax…

 We’ll be talking about Monday’s decision for years. Not because it’s Valentine’s Day, a moment long ago when a Catholic priest named Saint Valentine was executed for ignoring the edicts of a tyrannical Roman emperor…

NEAR KYIV, Ukraine — In a snow-covered forest one hour outside Kyiv, I am watching 250 Ukrainian civilians train to defend their capital if the Russians invade. It’s hard to comprehend that in 2022 —…

It took a day, and the possible reintroduction of polio and measles to Kansas schoolchildren, but Senate President Ty Masterson got the redistricting map he wanted. On Monday evening, after a brutal multi-hour lockdown, the…