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Roses are red. Violets are blue. If you love animals, here’s what you should do: Make a date with your veterinarian to have your animal companions “snipped.” February may be associated with romance, but it’s…

Before the global land mine ban in 1997, as many as 25,000 civilians lost their lives each year because of the explosive devices and thousands more were permanently injured. Far too often, those victims were…

The death of a young Chinese doctor who was silenced by authorities when he tried to warn about the outbreak of the coronavirus has lit up the country’s social media with outrage. By Friday, references…

If you think controversy over school funding ended has ended — think again. A dispute currently brewing is about how the new, court-awarded funds are being spent by school districts to help at-risk students and…

I became a fan of vote centers on Election Day 2004. I was working in Lafayette, Indiana, at the time, and my plan was to stop by my precinct’s designated polling place on the way…

Equally as unfortunate as it is unsurprising, gender inequality has followed us into the new decade. Our unwelcome visitor takes many forms, but an inequality given significantly less attention than the wage gap, or catcalling,…

I’m talking about a revolution. Not the kind that gets you tear-gassed in the streets of Hong Kong, tortured in a Syrian prison or guillotined in the Place de la Concorde. All we have to…

A common notion in politics is that Republicans decrease the size of government and reduce its interference in our lives. On the other side of the aisle, Democrats advocate government action as a means to…

On Tuesday, the Register will flip the switch to a new website. The launch will be the culmination of more than six months of work with a dedicated team of web developers and our own…

It’s tempting to label elections as “the most important” in decades, our lifetime, etc.  Sometimes, as Kansans discovered in 2010, 2016, and 2018, elections do have real consequences.  Moreover, nationally, the 2020 prospect of re-electing…