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Under federal law, companies and government entities can require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Whether they will, is another matter. Because the virus is easily transmissible, it only makes sense for employers to do…

LOS ANGELES — There’s an obvious four-word rebuttal for anyone who says that Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, as great as he’s been, is the greatest college basketball coach of all time. Goodness gracious sakes alive! The…

So, do you ever stop and think deeply about what you’re doing? What you might not be doing? Where you’re going? My kids are now leaving our home after being a daily part of our…

In today’s soundbyte and social media posting world, it would be easy to write that the backlash against Critical Race Theory is proof of why we need Critical Race Theory, but I think it would…

After Bibi, can the Israel-Palestine peace process be resurrected? This is the $64 billion question, if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu is formally ousted, which looks pretty certain. The conventional response is a resounding…

This year marks a milestone for the Iola Municipal Band as it celebrates its 150th anniversary. It’s the oldest performing band west of the Mississippi, according to remarks by percussionist John Sheehan at Thursday night’s…

Here’s a story of some Kansans who opened a restaurant six months before the pandemic, lost the majority of their revenue and still decided to pay workers $15 an hour. Like so many real-life pandemic…

From DC to Kansas, culture war issues are topping the conservative agenda. Many conservatives are advocating restricting speech in schools to ban something called “critical race theory” (CRT).   CRT isn’t a theory like, say,…

I consider myself a lay historian who talks way too much at dinner parties, leading with questions like, “Do you know that the Erie Canal is the reason Manhattan became the economic center of America?”…

Last week, President Joe Biden set an example that all of us — Democrat and Republican alike — should embrace. It wasn’t so much what he did — ordering U.S. intelligence agencies to take a…