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.
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.
Barton County's primary election is less than three weeks away.
Wednesday is a time for us to step back and look at the natural world around us and examine how we can make it a better place for future generations. It marks the official Earth Day 2015.
At times, Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker's and City Sanitarian Gregg Vannoster's positions may be unpleasant.
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.
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.
It took a life-altering disease to change the focus for Lauren Hill.
Barton County commissioners agreed to disagree Monday morning, and it was a good thing.
Nothing successful happens overnight nor without a lot of effort from a lot of folks.
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.
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.
Your voice counts.
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.
It was a classic teaching moment for Wichita East High School parents, teachers and administrators.
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