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Do it, or else!

Most of us can remember the chilling portrayal actor Billy Drago pulled off in the 1987 classic big screen version of "The Untouchables."

April 01, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Bee careful we don't get stung

With all of the issues that face Americans, with all of the continuing argument over how we can best invest our resources, there are down-to-earth issues that are failing to get the attention they deserve.

March 31, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Endorsements are closing

It's coming up to that time of the election again, the end of the endorsements.

March 30, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Way to go Shawnee Mission

Now here's a good idea.

March 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Hey, there's no agenda a work here

You've probably heard about the teenager in Iowa, apparently raised in an arch-conservative home, who snapped over the issue of illegal immigration, who went to his high school and started shooting everyone in sight.

March 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Remember Qumar David

Considering everything else that is going on in the Middle East these days, it's no wonder that there was little international attention to the death of Qumar David in Pakistan.

March 25, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


So what? Leave him in prison

Time is funny.

March 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


High justice from the high court

Way to go, Kansas Supreme Court.

March 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


We need a cutback liste

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Organization for Women, American Civil Liberties Union, League of Women Voters and the gay rights group Kansas Equality Coalition undoubtedly have many things in common, but a couple are these:

March 22, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Internet change should be a 'No-Duh'er'

In the words of someone or another of great intellect - "No - Duh!"

March 20, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Flash the ID and vote

As Kansas approaches another of those horribly trying civic experiences, the burden placed upon responsible members of a horribly free society, there are those who suggest we are just making it too hard on conscientious citizens.

March 18, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


They understand, they just don't care

In the great 1986 Sci-Fi movie, "Aliens," the movie's heroine, Ripley, asked the pointed question that has sprung to mind for many of us in the recent past: "Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?"

March 17, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Let our energy industry do its job

Experts at Wolf Creek power plant are studying what is going on right now in Japan, and that is a terrific relief to all of us who have been losing sleep over the possibility of a Kansas-syndrome event.

March 16, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


If you cut, it will bleed

Most of us have had the conversation with our kids that is now being played out from local communities, to the Congress and even on, overseas.

March 15, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


Watch it, you twit

Many of you already do it, blame it on who you will, but you really do. You try to be funny, making observations that tend towards the crude and rude.

March 11, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint


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​Fair is fair: Care workers deserve OT

Prior to Jan. 1, 2015, many workers who provided home care assistance to elderly people and those with illnesses, injuries or disabilities were not entitled to receive federal minimum wage and overtime pay protections.

April 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Playing politics

The Kansas legislature, through Senate Sub for HB2258, has made it harder to remain stuck in poverty. Not by providing more resources to the poor, but by taking more away.

April 16, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint


Hill’s mission helped others

It took a life-altering disease to change the focus for Lauren Hill.

April 15, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


Government in action

Barton County commissioners agreed to disagree Monday morning, and it was a good thing.

April 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Valuable lessons

Nothing successful happens overnight nor without a lot of effort from a lot of folks.

April 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Coming together

It was a busy morning for the Barton County Commission Monday. Commissioners adopted three proclamations – declaring Tuesday as County Day of Recognition for National Service, naming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and naming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Make the trip

The fourth-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo opens Wednesday at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. The show runs through Friday and is free and open to the public.

April 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


It’s our duty

Your voice counts.

April 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint


Misfire:'Constitutional Carry' legislation not needed

On Thursday, Governor Sam Brownback signed into law Senate Bill 45, the permitless concealed carry legislation, earning praise from the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legal Action and criticism from Everytown for Gun Safety and a related group, the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

April 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint


Wichita East misses a teaching moment

It was a classic teaching moment for Wichita East High School parents, teachers and administrators.

April 02, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Viewpoint


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