Sometimes a job is just too easy and Gov. Sam Brownback has a chore this week that shouldn't be much of a stretch.
When they are dealing with taxpayers in the private sector who shouldered bigger burdens decades ago, it should come as no surprise that there is getting to be less and less sympathy for public workers who not only don't want to pay their fair share, but who show contempt for our system of government in the process.
If there is one thing we like to do in Kansas, it's eat.
Next year CBS could have Jackie Gleason host the Fourth of July program in Boston.
Imagine this: American cities are learning they need to rethink how they do stuff because of the aging of the population.
Good for the staff at the Alamo Cinema in Austin.
Earlier this summer, someone won $25,000 on a slot machine in Pennsylvania. Only they really didn't win, according to the state officials, even though they were allowed to keep the money. And in the process of all this mess, there are questions about just when a winner becomes a loser.
We are in that stretch of the summer.
"...they are endowed ..."
Every so often you come across these human interest stories that suggest you are only as old as you believe you are.
Local officials continued discussions about fireworks around Barton County this week.
Barton County officials weren't ready to put the kibosh on fireworks for this Independence Day, but that's mainly because it's so late in the game.
It's astonishing what ends up being controversial.
If you got to the Wikipedia Internet encyclopedia, and if you look up Bill Clinton, you are told that he was the 42nd president and that he was in office from 1993 to 2001.
For the uninitiated, the world is currently dealing with yet another in a seemingly endless variety of ways that we can be special and different. This time we do it through our Internet fixation and we call it "social media."
News that the Great Bend Public Library was spending more than $762,012.92 on a geothermal heating and air conditioning system shocked the city council members, who wrote the check earlier this month. It was probably out of frustration that city councilman Dana Dawson asked whether the library will even be needed in the future.
I admit it.
Delaying vaccines is a waste of time and could be dangerous to your children. And no, foreigners are not bringing most measles cases into the U.S.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the Convention Center heard a about the strides made in the business community.
Why buckle up?
Recently, during Jeffrey Chapman's two-week trial on first-degree murder charges, the Great Bend Tribune showed photos of Chapman walking to the Barton County Courthouse in the presence of Barton County Sheriff's Officers. Because he was wearing modern constraints not visible to the naked eye, some people assumed he posed a flight risk and wondered what law enforcement officers were thinking.
For once, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's efforts to correct the state's massive budget shortfall make a modicum of sense. He has forwarded proposals to raise alcohol and tobacco taxes which are now being reviewed by a legislative committee.
Just in case no one has notice, Kansas is in sorry fiscal shape, due in large part to our conservative elected leadership that used the Sunflower State as a lab rat in a grand experiment.
Sam Brownback has a pen, and he's not afraid to use it. His executive order to remove discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgender state employees proves that.
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