Another day in the United States, another unarmed black man dead following unwarranted, insupportable, outrageous police violence. When will it end?
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.
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…
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.
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.
When will we finally be spared the bumbling, mean-spirited legislative representation of Cheryl Helmer? This legislator calls our governor “a tyrant” who has “reigned terror” in Kansas. “Queen Laura,” as Helmer snidely calls her, “will go down in history as the most hated governor of Kansas …
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.
Senator Larry Alley's Crisis in Confidence public forum article Wednesday in the CourierTraveler served no purpose. The piece was a partisan rant against the governor and the state's leadership response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was unbecoming of an elected state senator.
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.
The Topeka Capital-Journal published a stunning story this week on foster care in Kansas. It begs the question: Why hasn’t the legislature prioritized foster care oversight and reform in the last decade?
I do not usually read EXPLORING KANSAS OUTDOORS in the CourierTraveler by Steve Gilliland, but the picture of the bluegill at the top of his May 14 article caught my attention.
Kansas is in the middle of a crisis, COVID-19 has changed how we look at everything. Schools cancelled, you can’t get a haircut, main street shutdown, sports from little league to Major League impacted. Kansas is in crisis, a crisis in confidence.
No matter how you look at it, COVID-19 has made things difficult, frustrating, and unpleasant. But while it would be easy to just focus on all of the bad things about this pandemic, I have found that even in dire circumstances, positive things can still be found.
Unbelievable! After so many of our citizens have suffered painful losses of jobs and their very livelihoods, our city fathers are still planning to forge ahead with a $4 million new "safety center.” It would seem wise that, in the light of the present difficult and unknown circumstances, suc…
In reference to the reopen article in Friday, May 15 issue, I want to thank Rep. Cheryl Helmer for reminding her constituents that unthinking, partisan hate is alive and well in our state’s capital.
COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives, including the 2020 elections. Although there are no plans to change the Aug. 4, primary election or Nov. 3 general election, election officials protect the health of voters and election workers while also maintaining the security of Kansas elections.
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…
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.
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 …