Kansas isn’t joining 14 states poised to raise minimum wage

Fourteen states and the District of Columbia will see their minimum wage increase this summer or next year, according to a report by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Kansas won’t be joining them. The minimum wage in Kansas is $7.25 per hour – the same as the federal minimum wage – and attempts to increase it this year gained little traction in the Republican-dominated Legislature.

Politics & Government

Mike Pompeo-sponsored bill at center of fight over GMOs, food labels

Controversial bill would block state and local laws requiring the labeling genetically engineered foods

Bill would instead establish voluntary ‘GMO-free’ certification process overseen by the federal government

Consumer groups warn bill is designed to keep Americans in the dark about what’s in their food

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Mosquito-free time outdoors with a Thermacell

Kathy and I have enjoyed several leisurely dinners on our deck this spring and summer. One evening last week I worked in and around our garden, taking out some high weeds in a pubic easement. Neither time did/we I get a single mosquito bite.

Editorials

Can mentally ill wait?

Like the mentally ill Kansans they serve, the state hospitals need a lot of attention. Officials can’t just halt admissions and expect people who are in crisis to be OK.

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