Reaganomics, supply-side economics, or voo doo economics as called by the first President George Bush didn't work in the 1980s and still doesn't work.
Once again Gov. Sam Brownback has opted out of a federal grant as a part of the Recreational Trails Program. Only two states have opted out, Kansas and Florida.
Another hot and dry year has us thinking about water – yours, mine and ours. We need it for crops and livestock; we need it to stay alive. We want it for recreation, and for pretty green lawns.
Shame on federal judge, Mark Wolf, in Boston who ordered the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide sex-change surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murdering his wife in 1990.
This month members of the American Federation of Musicians picketed the Screen Gem studios in Wilmington, N.C., where Marvel (a Walt Disney Co. subsidiary) is shooting "Iron Man 3."
The development of the Santa Fe Trail is a good idea. It passed through Barton and Pawnee County during the 1800s as a major wagon route to the west.
Police in Port St. Lucie, Fla., are looking for a "burglar" who stole a gun and knife from Mike Maisonneuve's unlocked car in his driveway. But the act sounds more like an intervention than a crime. Even the victim is treating it as a wake-up call, according to the story as reported by WPBF-TV.
ATLANTA - All baby boomers should get a one-time blood test to learn if they have the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus, the Center for Disease Control has recently stated.
It's been a little over a year since the Great Bend City Council accepted a $500,000 gift to purchase the Convention Center that had been part of the Highland Hotel. The new hotel owner is settled in, and it's time for the city to move forward.
Compromise is defined as a settlement of differences by mutual concession. Or a more common sense definition would be that compromise is when both parties walk away unhappy.
Great Bend teachers are already back at school, and next Wednesday most of the students will be, too. Many years ago, schools followed a calendar where classes didn't start until after Labor Day. And for many more years, classes didn't start until the end of August. Now that has been pushed back to the middle of August, with classes starting on the 15th. It's not too early to think about driving a little slower and ...
The Internet has grown exponentially before our very eyes. It is hard to believe that wide-spread usage only began 17-18 years ago and even harder to believe that we could function without it.
While many states and countries have abolished capital punishment, some crimes are so heinous that death seems the only appropriate sentence.
A visual gag being forwarded on the Internet shows a bottle cap as the "new Kansas rain gauge." Wednesday night's downpour of less than two-tenths of an inch won't stop the cyber commentaries and won't change the news that across the nation, this year's drought is being called the worst since the Dust Bowl days in the Depression.
Human beings are capable of both great evil and great good. This country recently had an example of the evil humans are capable of with the shootings in Aurora, Colo.
On Thursday, Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill that establishes "Celebrate Freedom Week" during the week of Sept. 17 and requires schools to teach students about the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence in grades K-8 each year during that week. (Sept. 17, 1787, is the date the U.S. Constitution was adopted in Philadelphia.)
Copper recycling can be a good thing coming out of old air conditioning or plumbing during replacement. Copper is a non-renewable resource, and apparently recycled copper is worth nearly as much as new copper.
Perhaps a Congressional inquiry about the Internal Revenue Service providing extra scrutiny targeting political groups should not be a surprise.
Freedom of speech is a founding principle of our country. Freedom of speech also comes with responsibility.
The Imagination Playground is coming to Great Bend and will make its public debut during June Jaunt. The portable playground is a set of oversized blocks, lightweight but sturdy enough to build with. They were designed by award-winning architect David Rockwell, who was inspired by watching his own children play.
Challenges. All of us have them. And, it is easy to sit around and point fingers and blame others for our failures. It is easy to throw out exaggerated or incorrect information and hope people will listen and take up our cause because of the passion behind our words. It is easy to become caught up in distracting and destructive banter. It is easy to become a fool.
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