Rural Kansans in danger of losing their clout

What should worry people who value western Kansas and rural communities is that population trends are leaving divisive politics in place while decreasing the clout that rural Kansas has, economically and governmentally.

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Opinion

October 5, 2020 - 8:54 AM

There has long been an east-west tension in Kansas.

It’s not as obvious as the partisan hostility that plagues our politics, but it’s been a factor in Kansas’ government — and has helped define our character — for more than a century.

The split might be more aptly described today as an urban-rural divide, with a splash of geographic animosity tossed in for extra tang.

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