Americans have learned a new four-letter word in recent days. It’s Zika, as in the mosquito-borne virus that’s believed to have caused birth defects in as many as 4,000 Brazilian babies last year alone. That’s reason to be .
An occasional slice of humble pie can be good for one’s diet, but the criticism heaped on a state senator for his ill-advised dress code for individuals who testify before his committee was excessive. True, Sen. Mitch Holmes, a .
Maybe protecting 120 property owners from the occasional fury of a normally generic creek just wasn’t dramatic enough to seize the attention of federal officials. Maybe the local, regional and state partners, including the Kansas Department of Agriculture, which sought .
If Michael Bloomberg were serious — as serious as he wants Americans to believe he is — about a third-party candidacy for president, he wouldn’t be telling Americans how the chips would have to fall for him to take the plunge. .
Kansas has shown little official interest in shielding gays, lesbians or transgender individuals from discrimination, but at least one lawmaker wants to give special protection to gun dealers and manufacturers. It would be almost laughable if it weren’t really .
If Kansas lawmakers want to call the proposal to cut the number of school districts in the state by more than half “reorganization,” they’re welcome to it. But they’re kidding themselves if they think school patrons will see .
Democrats don’t have nearly the clout in the Kansas Legislature that Republicans do, constituting less than one-fourth of the membership in either the Senate or the House. As a result, their ideas — good and not so good — often go .
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz probably won’t name any of his children after Bob Dole — unless Mr. Dole’s remarks Wednesday and last December help rather than hurt Sen. Cruz’s presidential prospects. Mr. Dole, a distinguished Kansan, was the .
Americans who haven’t already become numb to death tolls from conflicts in so many places across the globe that they’re hard to keep track of ought to be impressed — even staggered — by what’s taken place in Iraq .
Perhaps worried that American lawmakers would claim the prize for doing nothing with great fanfare, members of England’s Parliament took a few hours Monday to debate whether to ban Donald Trump from their shores. Even MPs who hold Mr. .
The specific findings are intriguing, but there aren’t many surprises in a just-released report showing that Kansas’ sales tax on groceries is costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars a year. The report, by Wichita State University’s .
Area residents join residents of other American communities this week in commemorating and celebrating the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. As in other communities, residents here will have ample occasions to gather with others in .
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