It was one year ago today that the World Health Organization confirmed that the Ebola virus was the cause of a wave of deaths in Guinea. By then, 59 people had been killed and the virus was just gathering momentum. Actually, the outbreak is believed to
For many people, this is spring break, and that means sunshine. Sitting on a Florida beach, catching some spring-training baseball, or just getting out in the yard. It’s good. Sunshine is also healthy for the government. It’s a disinfectant. It’s the 10th
In a recent letter to the editor, Charles Kempthorne of Manhattan suggested that all of us take some time to write a few lines about our lives. We’d like to echo that thought. By “writing,” we mean actually sitting down and producing some type.
Not long ago many of us wondered if it would ever warm up. Then we were blessed with a string of beautiful days, including Monday’s windy warmth. And now we’re back to about where we ought to be. That’s spring in Kansas —
Whether Miguel de Cervantes — better known simply as Cervantes — is really the father of the modern novel or the honor should go to Daniel Defoe or another author is a fair subject for a literary debate. Either way, the recent discovery of the tomb where
It’s possible that state Rep. J.R.Claeys late last week simply fell into the Twitter trap that ensnares so many of its users. He used it to explain that legislators should encourage universities to emphasize high-priority areas that don’t include women’s
The struggle over renewable energy standards has trouble competing with school funding and tax issues for attention this legislative session. Yet Kansans should know that efforts are again under way to weaken existing — and reasonable — legislation pertaining to renewable energy standards for electric utilities. The
In a world filled with people who clamor for attention, a seventh-grader named Ella Rosenkranz is refreshing. This 12-year-old Eisenhower Middle School student, who is both reserved and candid, has plenty to boast about, including her victory Saturday in the regional spelling bee in Topeka.
The weather this week might scream spring, but it’s a winter sport — basketball — that continues to hold the attention of area sports fans. And no wonder. The Kansas State Wildcats, who haven’t been as successful as they had hoped, have a chance to
If the governor, legislative leaders, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Policy Institute want to throw out the existing school finance formula, it simply doesn’t matter what education officials in districts large and small and in every corner of the state say.
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