Alex Smith passed for 311 yards Sunday but the Chiefs couldn't get the ball into the end zone in a 20-12 loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Kansas City still could make the playoffs, but only if the Ravens and the Bengals lose their games.
More than 36 percent of Kansas residents volunteered in 2013, according to the Volunteering and Civic Life in America report released last week by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service.
The Wichita mainstay supplies milk, yogurt and cottage cheese throughout Kansas and beyond. While lower dairy prices are unwelcome on the dairy farm, they are good news for the Wichita plant and for consumers.
If Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s re-election endorsed his efforts to require photo ID to vote and proof of citizenship to register in Kansas, it doesn’t justify his stated need for prosecutorial powers as “the final piece in the puzzle in terms of preventing voter fraud.”
A spike in job growth in October raised hopes that the Kansas economy was finally taking off. But a drop in jobs in November shows that Kansas is still struggling – and is unlikely to grow its way out of its budget problems.
Gov. Sam Brownback said of the state’s financial crisis, “All options are on the table.” That’s good to hear. For starters, the governor must provide the leadership needed to roll back the income-tax reductions that took effect in 2013.