Sen. Jerry Moran
With the Kansas Legislature going into veto session on Monday, Ash Grove Cement Company officials are preparing to submit a new bill asking once again for clarification on the state’s tax codes. This time, however, the language will apply only to cement manufacturing facilities – and the onl…
It’s never easy when death and tragedy strike a small community. It seems even more difficult during this time of year, when we celebrate our thankfulness one month and Jesus’ birth the next. These are times when we are also celebrating our family and friends.
With another successful year behind us, the Chanute Tribune is making some positive and exciting changes in the new year.
There is one very important reason to elect State Sen. Tom Holland of Baldwin for governor — he has pledged to keep the present formula for funding the public schools. That formula provides enough state aid to school districts such as those in Allen County and the rest of southeast Kansas to…
Kansas voters now have access to a valuable tool to improve judicial accountability. The Kansas Judicial Report Card is an educational, non-partisan evaluation available to Kansas voters in judicial retention elections. The report card is based on independent, confidential surveys of lawyers…
My the schools in my old school system have changed. I walked or rode my bicycle to school nearly everyday from K-9 as a kid in Chanute. I went to kindergarten at Murray Hill and then spent my grade school career at Lincoln Elementary. Of course there was the occasional wintertime ride — (no…
Motorists traveling to U.S. 169 Highway and the new Chanute High School will benefit from a project begun this week to refurbish Plummer Road from the city limits just south of 14th Street to 35th Street.
On your first birthday, I wrote a letter to you. After a year of many “firsts” – crawling, walking, getting your first tooth, saying your first word – I was overwhelmed with emotion. As is my way, I wanted to put those feelings into words on paper.
“There are whole sets of non-issues that are not raised for political debate in Japan, so they don’t filter into the consciousness of most Japanese people.” — Kyle Cleveland, associate professor of sociology at Temple University in Japan
After one week of school, my kindergarten student finally has a teacher. Getting to this point has been confusing, stressful and inconvenient for our whole family, but especially for him.
The Wichita Eagle, on abortion debate in Wichita: Nobody asked Wichitans whether they wanted their community to become ground zero for the abortion issue — or the “bull’s-eye of the abortion industry,” as one local anti-abortion activist regrettably puts it in the film documentary “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” But the city and the controversial medical procedure became entangled, because Wichita was George Tiller’s home and he was one of a shrinking number of physicians in the United States willing to perform abortions and especially late-term abortions
The Wichita Eagle, on abortion debate in Wichita:
Salina Journal, on abortion and George Tiller’s death:
I was at Wal-Mart the other day having my tires checked. The woman behind the counter was trying to let a customer out of the Automotive Department door and couldn’t get the door to open. She became upset and said the word “damn.” I was surprised.