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Posted at 1:00 PM

Do 150,000 Kansans get health coverage or not? It’s a moral question and a political one.The answer should be an easy “yes.” So far, the Kansas Legislature has said “no,” but there is still time in the current legislative session to change the answer. True, lawmakers have their hands full trying to resolve a very serious budget crisis, but apart from that, no issue carries greater importance than expanding eligibility for Medicaid to more Kansas...

Posted at 11:00 AM

I gave blood for the first time the other day. Quite frankly, the paper work is the hardest part of it and it was a relief to finally lay down and get tapped for a pint. As I was laying there, squeezing on my little red ball, a venerable...

Posted Mar 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM

If Billy Crystal’s Fernando character were to visit a Kansas farm this spring you can be sure he wouldn’t be telling too many farmers, “Darling, you look marvelous.” You can also bet not too many farmers, step into the...

Posted Mar 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM

I see nothing wrong with knowing all you can know from books, but I firmly believe you do not become an authority in the outdoors without being out there to see the things books cannot tell you. The idea of people calling themselves...

Posted Mar 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Crude oil prices spurted higher on Wednesday night after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes against rebel forces in neighboring Yemen. The rebels, who have been receiving support from Iran, have captured most of Yemen’s major...

Posted Mar 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM

 The old saying goes “The cure for low prices is low prices and the cure for high prices is high prices.” Nationally, the dialog for some time has been that there may be a shift towards more soybean acres and less corn...

Posted Mar 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Fishing for smallmouth bass in a favorite spot on the river, I caught a little smallmouth with big sores on its body.Any broken spot in the scales on a fish can be a spot targeted by a fungus, and it usually will kill the fish in time. The...

Posted Mar 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Did you know that what you feed your child could greatly affect his or her behavior and learning ability? Encouraging your family members to choose foods wisely and to cook and eat together often can be a smart choice in many...

Posted Mar 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Who would have thought that star Little Leaguer Mo'ne Davis could also throw a pretty good First Amendment "conceptual fastball" over the plate?Bloomsburg University sophomore first baseman Joey Casselberry, the team's second-leading...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Republicans hailed the budget resolutions released this week by the House and Senate as a blueprint for addressing the urgent problem of what to do for the poor and middle class once they become rich.“When was the last time...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Spring has sprung. The signs are all around us.Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Moore, Oklahoma, has been hit by a tornado. And Pete Rose has asked for his lifetime ban for betting on baseball to be lifted.Each year...

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