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Posted May 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM

It’s better to do the right thing for the wrong reason than to do nothing at all.That’s the case with Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to raise the tobacco tax to help plug the state’s budget gap. Brownback’s proposal would mean a hike in taxes from 79 cents a pack to $2.29 a pack.There’s a health reason for wanting to increase the tobacco tax — cigarettes, chewing tobacco and all sorts of such tobacco products cause cancer,...

Posted Apr 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Casinos are not the place for modesty. Casinos need glitz, glamour, pop, sizzle, and more in order to be a magnet for people.So when trying to determine which of the three casino applicants would be best, it makes sense that the best...

Posted Mar 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM

As we continue the region’s slow march to casino gaming, the obvious question is which of the three sites will get the casino.The less obvious question is what to do with the sites that don’t get the casino. There will only...

Posted Mar 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM

We, the people, tend to get outraged about the things we don’t like or issues that get blown out of proportion. What we don’t tend to do is to appreciate when proposals, programs or policies make sense.There were a series of...

Posted Feb 22, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Not long ago, we were in an elementary school classroom, and we were struck that the lesson was about the difference between needs and wants.It seems a fitting topic as USD 250 Pittsburg hosts a series of community facilities planning...

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