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Reid Goes Nuclear for Union Bosses

In 2005, Senate Republicans floated the idea of altering Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster for judicial nominees. The proposal, dubbed the nuclear option, involved breaking Senate rules to change Senate rules. (The rules require a two-thirds vote for rules changes, but the nuclear option changes the rules by simple majority.) Democrats fought back against it furiously. Harry Reid led the fight, saying on the Senate floor: "I would never, ever consider breaking the rules to change the rules." Well, adjust your clocks to "never." Reid is now poised to execute the nuclear option.

July 18, 2013 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Midsummer Classic becomes high-heat showcase for hurlers

NEW YORK - Adam Jones swung right through the second straight pitch from Aroldis Chapman that topped 100 mph, then walked back to the American League dugout with a smile on his face.

July 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Union head says drug bans likely not served this year

NEW YORK - The baseball players' association says any suspensions resulting from the sport's latest drug investigation likely won't be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator.

July 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Changing channels

LARNED - Tuesday evening, with the flat-screen TV tuned to the irrelevancy of the Major League Baseball All-Star game, the left side of my brain was screaming, "Shouldn't we be watching something else? How about Storage Wars or Gator Guys or even the Kardashians?"

July 17, 2013 | | Summer Sports


Darren David Schloemer 1964-2013

GREAT BEND - Darren David Schloemer, 48, died July 16, 2013 at his home in Great Bend following a well-fought battle against cancer.

July 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Myrtle E. (DeLair) Krier 1927 - 2013

HOISINGTON - Myrtle E. (DeLair) Krier, 86, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., passed away on July 16, 2013 in her home.

July 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Caroline ‘Jane’ Greene (Cole) 1938 - 2013

LITTLETON, Colo. - Caroline "Jane" Greene (Cole), 75, Littleton, Colo., and former resident of Lynch, Neb., died July 7, 2013 at Porter Hospice Residence in Centennial, Colo.

July 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Wayne Wilbur Harbaugh 1941 - 2013

OTIS - Wayne Wilbur Harbaugh, 72, died July 16, 2013 at his home in Otis.

July 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for July 18, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 17, 2013 | | On the Record


BRINGING HOME THE HARDWARE

It was a grand showing for a three-member team of Great Bend High School Future Business Leaders of America at the recent National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

July 17, 2013 | | News


We need Immigration Reform now

Dear Editor,

July 17, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


I was supposed to bring a gift?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

July 17, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


TV on Trial

George Zimmerman's trial seemed to raise as many questions as it answered, but one thing was proved convincingly: television in courtrooms can have damaging effects.

July 17, 2013 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Egypt Influence

July 17, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Cano leaves game early after getting hit in the leg by pitch

NEW YORK - Robinson Cano gave the New York Yankees yet another injury scare.

July 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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M. Sharon Chansler 1930 - 2015

STAFFORD - M. Sharon Chansler, 84, went to be with the Lord July 11, 2015, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Dec. 13, 1930, at Eureka, she was the daughter of Emmett and Masil McDaniel Hall. A 1948 graduate of Langdon High School, she also attended Adalahale Business College in Hutchinson. On Dec. 24, 1950, she married Paul W. Chansler while Paul was on leave while serving with the United States Army. They were married for over 64 years. A longtime resident of Hutchinson, she was a homemaker and business partner with her husband in Paul's Grocery of Stafford ...

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Phillip Lee Bryant 1952 - 2015

CHASE - Phillip Lee Bryant, 63, of rural Chase, passed away July 11, 2015. Born Jan. 15, 1952, in Great Bend, he was the son of Charles and Dorothy Bryant. On May 5, 1972, he married Teresa Malea Campbell in Lyons. They were married 37 years. She passed away on Nov. 15, 2009. He was employed by Silica Grain for 32 years. He was currently employed with Ellinwood Tank Service. He loved spending every minute with his family. He also enjoyed taking his grandson on trips and spending lots of time with him.

July 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Reds’ Todd Frazier wins All-Star Derby in home park

CINCINNATI (AP) - "The Toddfather" has a new title. Todd Frazier - Little League World Series star, Frank Sinatra aficionado - is baseball's new King of Swing.

July 14, 2015 | JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Join the “Butterfly Quest”

From tiny hairstreaks to large swallowtails, all sizes of butterflies will be counted during the Cheyenne Bottoms annual butterfly quest, beginning at 9 a.m. on July 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

July 14, 2015 | | Local News


Hackers

July 14, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Is Congress Up to the Job?

Congress officially writes the laws in the country, but they increasingly pass broad, vague generalities that allow regulators, bureaucrats, and judges to make all of the important policy decisions, often decades after the Congress that enacted the original law has left office.

July 14, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Apple's Politically Correct Censorship

This is what happens when people who lack common sense or even a sense of proportion try to stay current with the latest PC hysteria. The cultural surfers at Apple were having trouble catching a wave in the wake of the cowardly shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.

July 14, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Great Bend booklet

Dear Editor,

July 14, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


OTR for July 13, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 13, 2015 | | On the Record


​Butler attains Double Diamond sales at Simpson Farm Enterprises

MOORESVILLE, Indiana, – Four sales people at Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, were recognized for outstanding Apache self-propelled sprayer sales performance by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.

July 13, 2015 | | Business


Orlando's HR rescues Royals against Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY- Paulo Orlando snapped a tie with a clutch homer in the eighth inning off reliever Bo Schultz to lift the Royals to an 11-10 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday in the rubber game at Kauffman Stadium.

July 13, 2015 | Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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