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The public discussion about the new coronavirus over the past couple of months has largely been based in optimism. It is worth it now, as we face an uncertain summer, to consider whether that optimism was misplaced.

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In an effort to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Linn County Health Department has asked businesses to keep track of patrons who visit their premises for the next month. 

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This is a difficult time for every Kansan. Residents of long-term care facilities, their family members, and staff are especially impacted by COVID-19. Visitor restrictions have prevented many families from personally checking on the health and well-being of their loved ones, creating fear a…

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The Kansas Legislature has been deadlocked since conservatives fighting for a constitutional amendment to ban abortion and liberals pushing for expansion of the state's Medicaid program came to a logjam, allowing neither to proceed.

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It's good news that Gov. Laura Kelly has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of two Kansas congregations over her extension of a ban on gatherings of 10 or more to churches earlier this month. 

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As of Tuesday, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), one of the main organizations providing modeling for and tracking of the statistics of the coronavirus pandemic, showed Kansas was two days past the projected peak in daily deaths from COVID-19 and four days past the proj…

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Taking the lead from an irrational and impulsive president who has already declared he takes no responsibility for the current health crisis — and has done nothing over the last few weeks to disprove that statement — Republicans in Kansas are stepping up their criticism of Gov. Laura Kelly.

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So much for triangulating. After Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential run last week, Joe Biden waited barely 24 hours before racing to bolster his progressive bona fides. Mr. Biden said Thursday he plans to make 60-year-olds eligible for Medicare, while erasing undergraduate student deb…

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If you take the $2.2 trillion that Congress has authorized as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and divide it by the nation’s population (330 million Americans), that comes out to roughly $6,600 per man, woman and child.

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As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to escalate in Kansas and across the nation, creating additional “hot spots” each day, it’s incredible that so-called Republican leaders continue to live in denial.

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One of the most misleading statements made in the debate over whether Kansas should expand its Medicaid program to include the so-called working poor, those making up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level, is when someone calls it "insurance."

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America came face to face with the festering problem of digital inequality when most of the country responded to the coronavirus pandemic by shutting elementary and high schools that serve more than 50 million children.

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Good morning, hope all of you are safe and well. I have received many emails, texts, and phone calls concerning Cell Phone GPS Tracking by the State. This is and can be alarming, is it a violation of our privacy, is it big brother( big Sister) watching us?

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As the new coronavirus spreads, it has exposed a variety of societal vulnerabilities. For example, giant cities have seen how their long-touted lifestyle — packing more and more people into less and less space — can endanger public health.

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In the coronavirus era, open public meetings are problematic at best. At worst, they’re a hazard, and maybe even deadly.

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President Trump can’t do right by some critics no matter what he does. For three years he’s been denounced as a reckless authoritarian, and now he’s attacked for not being authoritarian enough by refusing to commandeer American industry. The truth is that private industry is responding to th…

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If the past week of action to battle the novel coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that circumstances change quickly. Actions that once seemed unthinkable — closing school buildings for the rest of the term, for instance — become yesterday’s news.

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Under normal circumstances, the closing of a community hospital in Sumner County would be disturbing, yet not surprising — another small-town health facility falling victim to higher costs and fewer patients.

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When there’s a big national or international crisis, many of us want to do something about it.

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Only Susan Wagle, president of the Kansas Senate, could make her fellow Republican Jim Denning look like Winston Churchill. What’s she done now, you ask?

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