A lot of us are tired of seeing our legislators make law after law, just to ride the current wave of popular issues, when we already have plenty of legitimate laws on the books, which are not being enforced.
Arturo Ramirez was just posting his own opinion on his own Facebook page. He was just exercising his rights to free speech.
If they are paying attention at all, Americans must be asking themselves what it will take for our nation to drop the business-as-usual agenda and start trying to work on real problems that threaten our standard of living, our advancement as a nation, even our very national security.
Bradley Manning doesn't get special consideration because his mum's from Great Britain.
Charles Curtis loved Kansas, and he should be remembered as Kansas is celebrating its 150th anniversary as a state.
This week, President Obama warned America that we were facing another "Sputnik moment," reflecting back on the time in the Eisenhower Administration when America had to decide if it was up to funding the gazillions in taxpayer dollars to develop a space program.
We go along, year after year, complaining about the need to have government more reactive to our needs.
Just when you thought it was safe to get through another winter, just when we were all pleased that this weekend's warm weather had thawed the last of the ice from the last storm ...
Several years ago, radio commentator Paul Harvey wrote a column about a vandal he'd known.
A burglar in Byram, Miss. wound up on the fighting side of Cindy Davis the other day, and he was sorry he'd done so when the baby sitter got done brooming his behind.
For those who are, or even are NOT, fans of the presidency of Ronald Reagan, there may have been some trepidation when it was announced that one of the themes in a new book by Reagan's son involved the suggestion that the "great communicator" was suffering from Alzheimer's while he was still president.
If you grew up in America in the '50s, '60s, '70s and even later, you'd have been sentenced by your peers to an eternity of playing Barbie with your sister if you didn't know and admire Stan Lee.
Nobody wants to just drop this whole thing in our new governor's lap.
• In Jefferson County, the sheriff's office is looking into the second major theft of copper wire in a couple of months.
The Tribune is providing some suggestions about keeping safe in winter disasters this week. Not because this storm qualifies as a "disaster."
Judging from the feedback on so-called social media, area residents are interested in plans for an 80-room Holiday Inn Express on 10th St. Our story received more than five dozen "likes" and about a dozen sarcastic wisecracks after it was posted Saturday.
On Sunday, the Great Bend Tribune ran a story about a new Holiday Inn Express that is coming to town. It will feature 80 rooms, modern decor, contemporary features and meeting rooms.
Everything old is new again. Well, sometimes.
Barton County Health Department Director Shelly Schneider was scheduled to speak at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis, but had to cancel when a patient with the Ebola virus died in Texas. While Schneider sat in on a national preparedness teleconference with the White House and Centers for Disease Control, Melissa Hagerman, immunization nurse at the county health department, took her place at the Kiwanis meeting.
We Americans are blessed with an abundance of food. We take our food home from restaurants intending to eat those leftovers, and we really do intend to eat the lasagna from the previous night.
As we get down to the wire before the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election, campaign passions may flare. The Great Bend Tribune appreciates the willingness of those running for office and those supporting the candidates to adhere to the newspaper's letters to the editor policy.
In Kansas, we are in the midst of one of the most volatile election seasons in recent memory. We can't turn to a media outlet without reading, seeing or hearing some political ad.
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