Having just left private practice as an OB/GYN, and fresh off the campaign trail, I have talked to thousands of people about healthcare issues. For more-than 25 years, the most common concern I've heard, and have tried to help solve, is from folks who have a preexisting health condition, and must get their health insurance outside of an employer. These folks are worried about losing the coverage they have, if they have any, and fear they won't be able to replace it in the future.
Tuesday night, President Donald Trump gave his first address to Congress. Regardless of where you fall in line with support for the president, it's important to keep in mind that every point is like a "zip file," with a ton of information to unpack.
On Friday, Feb. 17, the New York Times reported that the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that supports the AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, has been included on a list of federal agencies to be eliminated in the FY 2018 federal budget.
Wednesday afternoon, the Kansas Legislature took action on HB 2178, with the majority of House members voting to overturn Governor Sam Brownback's veto of the bill that would have ended his 2012 signature tax policy.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's 95th annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the newly remodeled Great Bend Events Center heard about the strides made in the business community.
Many of us received a mailer this past week from Congressman Roger Marshall. It was likely similar to mailers received in other congressional districts across the nation served by a Republican representative.
The Great Bend City Council decided Monday night to disregard the recommendations of Carl Otter, the city's own engineering technician, and of Josh Golka, the city's on-call engineering consultant with Professional Engineering Consultants, and approve one family's request to install a circular driveway at their property at Harrison and Broadway.
We have had our share of bad weather in this area, from tornadoes to severe thunderstorms to flooding. These can happen with plenty of warning, or not. This just highlights the capricious nature of our unpredictable spring weather and the need to be prepared for it, particularly during what is known as the severe storm season of April through June.