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Hanging on the wall of Humboldt’s senior center, someone scribbled on a small sign, with tongue in cheek, “senior citizens are leading carriers of AIDS” — hearing aids, Rolaids, walking aids, you get the drift.…

An elderly gentleman whose wife wished he remain anonymous came into the Register this week with some useful information about how disposable goods are a blight to the environment. “I know you think such things…

Last Thursday, states were given the green light to cut off Medicaid benefits if recipients are not employed. Kansas and nine other states are already prepared to take full advantage of the allowance, approved by…

Since fall, Congress has twice delayed passing a budget by relying on short-term resolutions that continue funding government operations at last year’s levels. The most recent continuing resolution expires at midnight Friday. The hope was…

The most unnerving part of Saturday’s bomb scare in Hawaii is that it could have triggered a military reaction from either the United States or North Korea. As it was, military experts knew within minutes…

As to be expected, education is becoming the “black spot” in Kansas. A letter last week signed by those involved with highway construction — associations affiliated with contractors, aggregate producers, engineers, asphalt, concrete and ready…

About a year ago I asked our community to think outside of their own experience, to think about others that they saw, and to give me their thoughts. Here is what I have found, in…

Martin Luther King Day is set aside each year to celebrate the great impact of the civil rights leader, cut short by an assassin’s bullet at age 39. Slavery, in which human beings are just…

Because we are a cynical lot, the news staff at the Register wondered what Norway had done to deserve to be singled out by President Donald Trump in his Thursday rant about immigration quotas to…

Gov. Sam Brownback submitted his budget on a wing and a prayer Wednesday. The budget includes a $600 million increase in school funding — with no way to pay for it. Administrators have their fingers…