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.
How dare they?
In Topeka they are dealing with one of those issues that just sets the average taxpayer's teeth on edge.
Imagine, Levi Johnston has a new book out, though you have to wonder how much help he had writing it.
Surely someone in recent months has noted that Charlie Sheen is his own worst enemy.
You don't have to believe.
Americans have no absolute standards because we have been told for some time, now, that everything, including ethics, are conditional. There is no right and wrong, just the current condition - except, of course, when having a standard that is cast in bronze is useful to this side or that.
Materials, machinery and manpower.
No harm, no foul, no case - until next time, of course.
Thanks to ABC Television, anyone who wants to sneak weapons or other contraband onto an airplane in the United States knows just how to do it.
Every so often our culture proves that it is just too warped to take seriously.
During World War II, there was a publicity campaign that featured now-famous posters that included the phrase: "Is Your Trip Necessary? Needless Travel Interferes With the War Effort."
Great Bend residents routinely call the police to report that their cars or garages have been splattered with eggs or paint balls, and usually they're advised to wash everything off and call back if there was any actual damage. Sadly, vandals took it up a notch this week by writing racial slurs on the vehicles of a black family.
There is a ditch in the southeast corner of Ellinwood that falls under the jurisdiction of the city. It has also, over the years, become choked with weeds and other debris.
The announcement that the Heartland Cancer Center in Great Bend will be redesigned and expanded is welcome news.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has committed up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that he believes are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally.
We have been spoiled in Central Kansas. July, normally a time for extremely hot temperatures, has been mild. We all knew that we would pay the price, and now we are.
Two items in the news of late should act as a reminder to all of us that there are folks out there willing to scam us for our money if we let them.
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