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Derek Schmidt weighed in last week that Kansas school boards could likely sidestep Gov. Laura Kelly’s request that teachers, staff and students wear face masks in an effort to ward off the spread of COVID-19 when school resumes in the next month or two.

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“WHAT DO you tell parents, who look at this, who look at Arizona where a schoolteacher recently died teaching summer school; parents who are worried about the safety of their children in public schools?” That was the question posed Monday to President Trump about teacher Kimberley Chavez Lop…

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On June 30, you all managed to get something done that has eluded the Kansas Legislature for the better part of a decade. You successfully voted to expand Medicaid in your state, covering tens of thousands of low-income residents.

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Just over a month away from the scheduled start of school, Kansas teachers still don’t know much more than parents and students about whether or how school buildings will reopen.

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This week begins a month-long blitz of television ads, radio spots, postcards and digital posts designed to sway your vote, and many of those ads will be funded by the Kansas Chamber PAC.

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Hopefully you haven’t become confused and placed your political yard sign on your face and your face mask in your yard. It seems to be an easy mistake to make these days.

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The subject of the masks we wear used to be just an abstract discussion considered by poets and philosophers. Recently, though, it has become a very concrete, current issue on the minds of many. And, as with most topics these days, it has turned into a controversial political theme. On the o…

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Count us among those who are extremely disappointed to see James Bennet resign from his post as editorial page editor of The New York Times.

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Shawnee Mission School District leaders have pledged in recent days to tackle systemic racism and provide opportunities for every child.

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Much has been made about wearing, or not wearing, a face mask when around other people as things open up during the latest stage of the grand corona-virus drama.

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We stand with Richard Myers, the president of Kansas State University. He is exactly right in saying that it was “not right,” the way the Trump Administration has responded to protests.

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This newspaper traditionally has upheld an ideal that our chief officials — be it a mayor, a governor or a president — deserve abundant grace because of the numerous burdens that befall their paths.

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June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Four County Mental Health Center would like to ask for your help in our campaign to get the word out about elder abuse to reaffirm our commitment to building our understanding of elder abuse, increasing public awareness and hoping to end elder abuse.

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The departure of Tom Phillips from the state legislature is a loss for Kansas, and a loss for Manhattan. At least as importantly, it’s a loss for the cause of moderation and compromise.

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As we move into Phase 2 of Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to reopen Kansas we’re cautiously optimistic about the future. Emphasis on the word cautious.

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