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Dear Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall, As you anticipate serving in the 117th Congress and beyond, I’m asking you to think hard about why you have become a U.S. Senator, one of 100 members of the…

On Wednesday, Kansas joined the effort to subvert the 2020 election results by requesting the U.S. Supreme Court to block Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania from casting their Electoral College votes come Monday. And you…

In 40 years of chronicling life in the Alaskan interior, Dermot Cole has seen no end of hustles and grand plans play out in America’s last frontier. He wrote a column for decades for the…

It was a popularity contest of sorts on Monday at the Capitol when Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature decided who will be their leaders when the session starts next month. This means a couple…

There are currently three COVID-19 vaccines awaiting approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA approval will trigger millions of vaccine doses to be distributed across the U.S. and administered to the first “tier”…

So much of what grabs the public’s attention or passes as news these days is just banal trivia. I don’t mean to be too harsh because we Americans — and probably all the world —…

Though I still find it incredible that we’re in the midst of a global pandemic,  scientists are not surprised. On Thursday, Dr. Robert Redfield of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the country…

“Whatever happened to the moderate Republicans of Kansas?” That’s a question I was asked this past week, and it’s not a new one. Similar questions have been asked all across America, as we have seen…

When the news broke Monday morning that the University of Michigan football team planned to pause all of its “in-person activity” due to “presumptive” positive tests for coronavirus, the joke went around Twitter that denying…

Today we have a special guest. On the spirit phone is Samuel J. Crumbine, a Kansas doctor and public health pioneer. He campaigned against the common drinking cup, invented the flyswatter, and ordered bricks telling…