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Kris Kobach eking out a narrow primary victory against divided opponents.  A Democratic woman stressing moderate themes, health care, and good government, defeating Kobach in the general election. It happened in 2018, and it could…

Welcome to the 21st century nuclear arms race. Once again, we’re teetering on the brink of nuclear conflict instead of taking critical steps toward de-escalation and disarmament. If it feels like we’re in the middle…

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party establishment — what’s left of it, anyway — is hoping someone can stop Bernie Sanders and his progressive horde from capturing the party’s presidential nomination. “I don’t know how you…

When Abba M. learned that a sexual partner had exposed her to the human papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV, she did “a bunch of Googling.” The 21-year-old Alabama resident knew very little about it. Turning…

Regardless of whether you support President Donald Trump, recently announced trade agreements are good news for Kansas. For the most part, the agreements hyped by the White House restore trade relationships that existed before Trump…

This week’s news has brought back lots of memories for me.  In Monday’s paper was a story called “Forever Fillies,” noting the impending end on the almost 50-year-chapter of the Iola High School girls team…

February is the month we celebrate Presidents Day, so let’s quiz.  Is it:  • The day we celebrate Washington’s birthday?  • The day we celebrate Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays?  • The day we celebrate all…

“It’s a lot more fun to live in the ’60s than to be in your ’60s.” — Ron Moore Ron Moore died a week ago today, an old-school lawman who left a legacy of good…

Roses are red. Violets are blue. If you love animals, here’s what you should do: Make a date with your veterinarian to have your animal companions “snipped.” February may be associated with romance, but it’s…

Before the global land mine ban in 1997, as many as 25,000 civilians lost their lives each year because of the explosive devices and thousands more were permanently injured. Far too often, those victims were…