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  • Shopping elsewhere can be prudent

    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 .

  • King remains an inspiration

    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 .

  • Budget leaves little room for surprises

    If all goes as the Brownback administration plans, the state at the end of this fiscal year — June 30 — will finish in the black by about $35 million. The administration also projects an ending balance of almost $88 million a year later. Doing .

  • Brownback mum on key issue

    Gov. Sam Brownback didn’t have much to say about the state budget during his State of the State address Tuesday night. In fact, he omitted it. If that sounds odd, it should, given the impact that financial matters have .

  • Extradition of ‘El Chapo’ wise

    Twice burned by Joaquin Guzman’s escapes, Mexican authorities had barely recaptured the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel on Friday before initiating extradition proceedings so he can be tried in the United States. Mexico had refused past U.S. .

  • Extradition of ‘El Chapo’ wise

    Twice burned by Joaquin Guzman’s escapes, Mexican authorities had barely recaptured the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel on Friday before initiating extradition proceedings so he can be tried in the United States. Mexico had refused past U.S. .

  • District’s notice is a weak gesture

    Penny Hargrove of Hiawatha is in town today to interview for the position of superintendent of the Manhattan-Ogden School District. Three other finalists for the position are scheduled to interview in the coming days. Their identities will be made public .

  • What government wants us to eat

    January means cold days,  Christmas bills and, for many, a return to school. This January also comes with a fresh round of dietary advice, courtesy of the U.S. government. That might seem like an annual event, but the .

  • Where is GOP health care plan?

    Republicans in Congress have gotten pretty good at passing legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Wednesday’s vote in the House of Representatives was that chamber’s 62nd. As the Associated Press has reported, the most recent House approval .

  • North Korea strikes again

    The world has more powerful leaders than North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, but he might be in a class by himself in terms of his knack for seizing international attention. He did so overnight by claiming that his nation has .

  • Obama’s gun measures sensible

    Republican presidential candidates would have Americans — or at least those who vote in Republican caucuses and primaries — believe that President Barack Obama is finally, as has been forecast since he took office, taking away their Second Amendment right to bear .

  • Conflicts abound as year begins

    It isn’t taking occupants of this planet long to get the Christmas goodwill out of their systems. Saudi Arabia and Iran, neither of which cares much about Christmas in the first place, are as hostile to each other as .


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