Opinion

It’s as if a powerful squall line blew through Kansas overnight. By dawn’s early light it was time to assess the damage. That’s the feeling left by the Kansas Legislature’s wholly unnecessary end-of-session 24-hour marathon,…

Now that he’s retired from teaching school for 40 years, Humboldt’s Mike Bruner has decided to run for office.  On Wednesday, Bruner filed to run for the state senate. With the filing deadline on June…

Wispy clouds slowly turned to shades of pink and muted red as the sun emerged over the eastern horizon. Coming alive atop the peaked tin roof of an old barn, three turkey buzzards stretched awake.…

The Topeka Capital-Journal published a stunning story this week on foster care in Kansas. It begs the question: Why hasn’t the legislature prioritized foster care oversight and reform in the last decade? From 2016 to…

This pandemic could give Congress the push it needs to finally pass a privacy law. It’s just not the comprehensive one legislators have been promising. Technology companies possess a trove of information about Americans’ day-to-day…

A Washington University student is suing the school, saying he didn’t shell out $28,000 for tuition to a world-class institution only to end up in online classes. It’s one of numerous lawsuits around the country…

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds across the globe, one lesson is emerging: markets are extremely fragile, and critically needed help will come not from business but from governments. Neoliberal pundits and conservative economists have insisted…

In the last 30 days, the City of Iola has hauled away thousands of truckloads of debris for individual households — twice. The first was the city’s biannual citywide pickup in mid-April, where residents left…

Earlier this month, on May 8, President Donald Trump marked the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s surrender to Allied forces in Europe with a small wreath-laying ceremony attended by the first lady and eight World…

The debate about reopening was really all contained in a news story in The Mercury Friday. Gov. Laura Kelly had announced that there would be a bit more delay before bars and nightclubs could reopen.…