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Regardless of whether you support President Donald Trump, recently announced trade agreements are good news for Kansas. For the most part, the agreements hyped by the White House restore trade relationships that existed before Trump…

This week’s news has brought back lots of memories for me.  In Monday’s paper was a story called “Forever Fillies,” noting the impending end on the almost 50-year-chapter of the Iola High School girls team…

February is the month we celebrate Presidents Day, so let’s quiz.  Is it:  • The day we celebrate Washington’s birthday?  • The day we celebrate Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays?  • The day we celebrate all…

“It’s a lot more fun to live in the ’60s than to be in your ’60s.” — Ron Moore Ron Moore died a week ago today, an old-school lawman who left a legacy of good…

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,…