Post Tagged with: "Kansas"

Moderates forged a smarter, better Kansas

Liberal Democrats believe that with enough tax money, government can cure all ills and make the world just right. Very conservative Republi­cans, who control the party, believe that government is evil and it needs to be starved, shrunk and hated. They believe that if we cut taxes the wealthy will get wealthier and will create jobs for the “least of […]

Read more ›
Where will your road lead?

Where will your road lead?

Janae Rempel / Free Press<p>Here in Kansas, most of the roads I?ve driven are relatively flat, broken up occasionally by gently rolling hills. I?ve logged countless miles on the road in my three years as sports editor at the Free Press. Traveling to ball games, I spend a lot of time in the car, the road stretching endlessly in front […]

Read more ›

Impossible task?

by Doug Anstaett Kansas Press Association Dec. 15, 2015, was the 224th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. If you would, play along with me with the following assumption: You?ve been asked to sit on a blue-ribbon commission that will take a fresh look at those first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Your assignment? Before the […]

Read more ›

K-State offers tips on addressing ice-damaged trees

Editor?s note: The follow article comes from the horticulture department at Kansas State University. Winter storms can cause serious tree damage. Often you will have to decide whether a tree can be saved or not. Here is a checklist on care of a storm-damaged landscape. 1. Be safe: Check for downed power lines or hanging branches. Don?t venture under the […]

Read more ›
Photo exhibit a reminder of Kansans? sacrifice

Photo exhibit a reminder of Kansans? sacrifice

The exhibit, ?Remembering Our Fallen,? representing Kansas soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghani?stan, was in Hillsboro for the first time Nov. 8-14 at American Legion Post 366. Randy Frank, of Hillsboro, a veteran with the 4th District American Legion, spoke to hundreds of students and community members about the display. ?Veterans are those who serve to protect us, to […]

Read more ›

New gun laws raising questions

Kansas residents are now allowed to carry concealed weapons without a permit or training, but some Marion County residents have questions about the new law. Marion County Sheriff Rob Craft said Kansas no longer requires someone who is 21 or older to get a license to carry a gun, provided they are legally allowed to possess one. In addition to […]

Read more ›

Summer close to home was well spent

As summer quickly approached at the end of last semester, I heard the following phrases countless times: ?Don?t waste your summer.? ?You won?t have summers off in a few years (cue smug smiles from all future teachers in the room).? ?Be intentional this summer.? And so on. Had I not made the decision to transfer to Tabor in the upcoming […]

Read more ›
State sales tax increase effective today, July 1

State sales tax increase effective today, July 1

Starting today, consumers will be paying for more retail goods and taxable services when they purchase them in the state of Kansas. As part of the budget package approved by the Legislature in June, the portion of sales tax going to the state of Kansas has increased from 6.15 percent to 6.50?or 35 cents more for every $100 purchase. The […]

Read more ›

Earthquakes are on the rise

As a Kansan, I never thought I would feel an earthquake, at least not while within the borders of my own state, and certainly not within the confines of my home. But, it is happening with more and more regularity these days. Friday evening, as I sat at my computer contemplating a subject for my next column, I felt the […]

Read more ›

Huelskamp staffer to be in Hillsboro

A staff representative from the Kansas office of Rep. Tim Huelskamp will be available from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, in the Hills?boro City Council meeting room. The staff representative will be available to meet individually with Kansans to learn about their concerns and to serve as a resource for constituents struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape, according to Huels?kamp?s […]

Read more ›