It would be appealing to believe that the move that is already underway in Cherokee - located south of Pittsburg, in southeast Kansas - and that is rumored elsewhere in the state, is NOT being done to try to get local taxpayers angry at state officials.
The tourism industry promoters are working overtime, first trying to convince Americans that it's safe - not to go back into the water - to get back out and travel.
Just in case you were worried, you can rest easier now. The news came through recently that America's top paid business executives are getting better pay, again.
Kenny Nguyen is really hoping that a bunch of people will come back and pay him for his under-priced gas.
You see it on TV all the time, especially, it seems, in the Middle East. Men celebrating by shooting their guns in the air. You see it in the old western movies, too, but you can figure those were blanks. The current shots in the Middle East - not so much. And you may have wondered, just where do those bullets end up? After all, the old expression is tried and true: What goes up, ...
The Man of Steel can go slide up a weed. Seriously. Take a hike, Superman, aka Clark Kent, aka Kal-El. Hit the road Clark, and don't ya come back no more, no more! In a cross between teen angst and left wing pandering, the former Kryptonian has become a former American - a former Kansan at that. Fine. We can get along without you, super-chump. Here is how the Associated Press reported on this so-American ...
Every time a national politician or elected official or hired-thug bureaucrat makes a sound that suggests the United States needs to be more like Europe, they should be removed from office or fired.
Many of us have seen the videos, captured on people's cell phones and then downloaded onto the Internet.
Believe it or not, and there is a growing segment of our nation that is clearly on the "not" side, Mike Heick is precisely the person that our Bill of Rights were written to protect.
The good news is, according to the experts it's not supposed to stay this blasted hot for too long.
In Ohio, they've got a bunch of folks hopping mad because of a flagpole malfunction that was believed to have international overtones.
Kansans need to pay attention to what is happening in Topeka these days and they need to keep it in mind longer than it takes to watch a sitcom, if we want to improve government in our home state. They need to remember it when elections roll around again, frankly.
You gotta feel for the folks down in the southeast who were smashed with the full force of nature this past week.
Maybe Americans can develop some objectivity in the wake of this week's news of the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, maybe we can understand the dangers that still face our nation, maybe.
Granted, in this day of huge international stories, it's not big news that they are going to improve the road up to Coronado Heights, but it's certainly welcome news and it is a sign that Kansas will continue to support one of its lesser known jewels.
A while back the League of Women Voters asked Great Bend City Attorney Robert Suelter to discuss the three-mile zone around the city limits, which has been overseen by the city since 2000. The area has a mix of agricultural, industrial and residential uses.
A man's life is over and the more we hear about it, the worse it sounds.
The U.S. Supreme court refused Monday to hear a case by Amazon and Overstock.com challenging the state of New York's ability to collect sales tax on items sold online. Good for them - and especially to do so on Cyber Monday.
A record 141 million people were expected to shop in stores and online over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend that ended Sunday, up from last year's 137 million, according to the results of a survey of nearly 4,500 shoppers conducted for The National Retail Federation.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be a boom to the economy, but there are efforts that are good for the soul.
You'd think people would be happy with the rise of ethanol, a renewable energy source, taking the place of some oil, which is non-renewable. By creating another market for corn farmers, it should be a win-win.
Thanksgiving Holiday is traditionally a time to give thanks for bountiful blessings, food and family.
Last week, two guys from Norway dropped into an area business. They said they had traveled all the way to Barton County specifically to hunt at Cheyenne Bottoms.
Kansans and other Midwesterners have much to be thankful for come Thanksgiving. They are blessed with gas prices that are among the lowest in the country and an economy that fared better than that in other parts of the nation.
US Airways didn't earn any goodwill recently when it removed a blind man and his service dog from a flight at the Philadelphia International Airport. As fellow passengers left as well, the flight was canceled and everyone was given the option of a bus ride to Islip, N.Y.
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