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.
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.
The senior class president of Heights High School in Wichita was suspended for the rest of the school year after posting a bit of trash talk about the school football team on Twitter.
At long last, Congress, yes that gridlocked legislative body in D.C., has made changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. Astoundingly, the new rules actually make sense.
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