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The Flight of Marco Rubio

Isn't it time to do a new political version of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's famous "Flight of the Bumblebee?" The musical piece has had various incarnations in American culture. In the 40s, it was the theme for "The Green Hornet" radio show. In the 60s, jazzed-up adaptation performed by trumpet player Al Hirt was the theme for the TV show -- and it became a worldwide hit when it was re-used in the 2003 film "Kill Bill."

November 01, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Opinion

Profiling the uninsured has to stop

Take a look at the comments following most mainstream reports about the Affordable Care Act rollout. There is some serious profiling going on.

October 24, 2013 | Veronica Coons | Opinion

Bringing thinking for yourself back

At parent/teacher conferences this week, I was further impressed with what Common Core curriculum will mean to my kids.

October 18, 2013 | Veronica Coons | Opinion

Don't save history for later

Tuesday evening, I worked with volunteers clearing out a muddy basement in Ellinwood. Flooding from last weekend's rain filled it with both mud and water. With more rain expected throughout the week, we realized the top priority had to be removing items, rather than shoveling mud.

August 10, 2013 | Veronica Coons | Opinion

The difference is in the dog

I used to think all dogs were created equal. Now that I am older and wiser, I know this is not the case.

July 12, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Opinion

Becoming Kansan

When I belonged to a church in Golden, Colo., a guest minister visited one year with a message that has stuck with me ever since. He spoke about making a commitment to be part of a community. See, he arrived at the church he now calls home when the community was rife with poverty, drug addiction and crime. At first, the congregation didn't allow themselves to get close to him, assuming he would last about as long as those that came before him--six months or a year at best. After a while, he even began to wonder if he ...

July 07, 2013 | Veronica Coons | Opinion

Still needed: Voting Rights Act isn't obsolete

The Supreme Court has voted 5-4 to strike down part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, reasoning it is no longer needed in these more enlightened times. The law was created to prevent discrimination against racial minorities wanting to vote.

June 27, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Opinion

Of pedals and petrol

A week ago Friday, cyclist Gail Kline of Salina was struck from behind and killed by a hit-and-run driver while riding. The driver, who was later found, left her to die beside the road.

June 07, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Opinion

A sign of the times?

In a statement released Sunday, the Kansas Republican Party congratulated Governor Brownback, the Senate and House leadership, and all senators and representatives on their "political courage, vision, and diligent efforts in crafting tax and budget plans."

June 03, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Opinion

Stormy weather

It's storm season and dark skies threatened the region many times in this past week. Are we ready?

May 31, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Opinion

Of raffles and DNA

Last Thursday afternoon, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback vetoed House Bill 2120, citing concerns over its constitutionality.

May 27, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Opinion

Breeds are only as good as their owners

At Monday's Great Bend City Council meeting, Great Bend residents George and Zola Weber requested the council consider banning Pit Bulls, as the city of Ellinwood has legislated recently. While their family has not been injured by the breed, their neighbors allegedly allow their dogs to roam the neighborhood. They've been chased, and they are afraid for their health and safety.

May 26, 2013 | Veronica Coons | Opinion

More than a holiday

Memorial Day is the traditional start to summer as folks begin dreaming of vacations, picnics and time in the sun.

May 24, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Opinion

Don’t trash it

June Jaunt is just over a week away. This event, which showcases communities from Tribune to Great Bend along K-96, is a chance for these towns to shine.

May 20, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Opinion

It’s your turn

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – Aristotle

May 19, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Opinion

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The holidays are approaching. It's time to get rid of stuff and organize our homes! Get a box, and start to fill it, folks ...

October 20, 2016 | Judi Tabler | Opinion


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