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The 2020 elections for the Kansas legislature could be perilous for moderate Republicans. Their political relevance is at stake, with huge implications for Kansas politics.

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My first memory of my father, Charles W. Wright, Sr., was having him lift me high upon his shoulders so I could get a better view of the world around me.

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It’s been around 100 days since the COVID-19 pandemic officially arrived in Kansas, bringing fears both physical and economic to every corner of the state. What have we learned?

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It is a gift, as Robert Burns wrote, to see ourselves as others see us.

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“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, and with liberty and justice for all.” Really? Justice for all? For George Floyd? No, he received police brutality, an injustice that was fatal to him…

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Sometimes politics meets the personal, head on. This is one of those times. On June 14, I turn 75. On June 22, Michel and I celebrate our 52nd wedding anniversary. Forty-one years ago this month, we moved to Kansas, and one year after that our son was born. Happy 40th, Dakota.

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The first group tends to be older, whiter and more conservative. The more militant ones confront those wearing masks in public, but most simply choose not to wear masks themselves, despite the clear evidence that these slow the pandemic’s growth. They also crowd together in public spaces — i…

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Help is on its way, but reopening Kansas schools won’t be easy. With the state’s economy in free fall and Kansas COVID-19 cases still on the rise, educators are meeting in school districts across Kansas to plan for reopening schools this fall even though start-up dates remain uncertain.

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COVID-19 update: 9,337 cases, and 205 deaths in Kansas at the time of this writing. Cases have been identified in 88 of the 105 counties in Kansas. The Memorial Day saw a considerable amount of family gatherings and a few social events. Kansans are just ready to get out of the house and be s…

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told an African American talk show host last week: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” It was not a one-off remark.

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On Monday, in an off-the-cuff comment following a White House meeting with restaurant industry leaders, President Trump revealed that he has been taking the anti-Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for “about a week and a half now” to protect himself from COVID-19.

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Throughout this pandemic, we've gotten used to waiting on, listening to, and then either criticizing or thanking our elected leaders much more than usual. The reasons for this are obvious: during a public emergency we all, like it or not, depend upon those with governing authority who impose…

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For three years former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was put through a legal and financial wringer by top officials within the FBI, including its then-director James Comey. The FBI investigation threatened to destroy Flynn's career, finances and life, as, according to the New York …

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I was struck recently by two stories, within days of each other that show how the COVID pandemic has exposed the best and the worst in us. There is really no need to provide much more background information. We all know that COVID has closed businesses, kept us at home and even made us fear …

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I was surprised the first time I laid eyes on the tiny, white building on what is now the corner of K Road 900 and 150th Street in rural Greenwood County. My mother, Olive Bennett, had just told me that this was where I would be attending school in the fall. When I looked around and saw only…

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I have been asked a lot about social isolation associated with shelter at home orders and social distancing causing anxiety and depression since Governor Kelly’s emergency declaration due to coronavirus on March 12. Clearly, this is a consideration for all of us, and behavioral health provid…

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Among U.S. governors, Kansas’ Laura Kelly and her advisors rank among the clearest and most decisive in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, governors face limitations. Residents — and viruses — often cross state lines, and Kansas shares its most-populated border with Missouri…

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The Wall Street Journal, which is generally considered conservative when it comes to economic issues, published a front-page story last Monday with this headline: "Coronavirus Means the Era of Big Government Is Back."

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COVID-19 update: 2,772 cases, 457 hospitalizations and 112 deaths in Kansas at the time of this writing. A total of 74 counties have reported positive cases of COVID-19. There have been 20,811 negative tests. 

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As the battle with COVID-19 continues and we daily thank our courageous health care and essential workers, Kansas teachers also need our thanks. They rose to the occasion and kept learning alive.

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First semester, I spent a four-month stint working as a cashier in the Winfield High School cafeteria. Let me assure you, there were mostly polite, wonderful kids there. Some of that could be attributed to the caring adults that worked at the school.

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