Editorials

Kansans, and their representatives, should firmly reject any special legislative session on COVID-19 vaccine mandates. A special session would be wasteful and dangerous. Vaccine exemption legislation would likely be illegal, and would certainly be unnecessary.…

The shelves are stocked at the Iola Community Pantry thanks to Saturday’s “Grocery Grab,” sponsored by Iola Rotary Club and G&W Foods. The fundraiser netted the pantry more than $1,250 in primarily canned goods. Just…

Here’s an experiment for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, who recently criticized vaccine mandates as strategies that “tend not to work” in Kansas: Cancel the state-issued mandates for school children to be vaccinated against mumps, measles…

The garbage is still being collected, the streets are still being patrolled, the fires are still being doused and the ambulance calls are still being answered — and 92% of the city’s nearly 400,000 employees…

Federal aviation officials say more airline passengers than ever are showing up at airports with guns. Combined with the general uptick in belligerent behavior by passengers, this is an issue with the potential for real…

Glenn Youngkin’s victory in the Virginia Governor’s race on Tuesday is a political thunderclap that should warn Democrats about their ideological overreach. But it may be more important as a template for how Republicans can…

The ill-conceived proposal to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety has been soundly defeated. In the face of rising crime, including a 40% increase in carjackings, Minneapolis voters on Tuesday…

Among the 120 or so world leaders gathered in Glasgow for the Cop26 climate crisis talks, there has been one very conspicuous absence: Xi Jinping, president of by far the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter,…

Headlines Monday captured why the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to take lives.  “Vaccine foes rally at the statehouse,” was one. “Global death toll to COVID-19 tops 5 million,” the other.  Combine the two and the…

The Nov. 2 election means lots of new people could begin serving on the Iola city council and local school board.  To see competitive races is a good sign democracy is alive and well and…