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Help is on its way, but reopening Kansas schools won’t be easy.  With the state’s economy in free fall and Kansas COVID-19 cases still on the rise, educators are meeting in school districts across Kansas…

Election and voting rules can be arcane and hard to understand, but with some deadlines approaching, Kansans need to know how the rules might affect them. If you want to change your party affiliation —…

There’s a fine line between curiosity and paranoia.  Some are walking that line as they ponder whether they should find out whether they’ve had COVID-19. The new blood tests determine if the body has produced…

 On a summer morning in 1961 I wished I was fishing. Instead, I was beside the old water cooling tower north of Monarch’s cement plant pulling on a thick rubberized suit and bulky headgear. This…

A confession: I voted by mail recently. And it didn’t feel dirty at all. Like every voter, I had been warned against the practice by President Donald Trump. “Mail-in ballots are very dangerous,” he said.…

Another virus is infecting the world in the wake of COVID-19 and it is hitting the United States with particular virulence. A plague of conspiracy theories is attacking scientific facts about the pandemic, and replacing…

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…

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…