The school-funding provision in the Kansas Constitution contains no exemptions for political winds, tax-cut quests or even hard times. It’s the Kansas Supreme Court’s somber and unenviable job to hold the state to its responsibility to public school districts and their students. Friday’s decision did so.
One of Wichita’s best competitive assets is its affordability, especially of housing. But the latest study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition found that a Wichitan still needs to earn $14.27 an hour, or $29,680 a year, to afford a two-bedroom apartment, or to work 79 hours a week at the $7.25 minimum wage.
After reading an article in the Atlantic titled “Against Empathy,” I am more convinced than ever that a general lack of empathy within our Legislature has a lot to do with the current situation we find ourselves in.
While visiting Japan and supposedly representing all Americans, Barack Obama called Donald Trump ignorant. This is the same Barack Obama who claimed during his presidential campaign to have visited 57 states, with one to go. Who’s ignorant?
I often wonder what our fallen soldiers would say were they to come back to us. What would they ask us? What would they prophesy? Would we with straight faces be able to tell them their sacrifices were worth it?
College students received another expensive lesson in cause and effect last week, as Kansas State University announced plans to increase its proposed tuition increase for the fall from 5 percent to 5.81 percent.
Candidate filings for state legislative seats in Sedgwick County show cracks in the ironclad, far-right bloc that has dominated state politics for the past four years. These cracks may portend fundamental change in the direction of state government.
Kansas is an amazing state full of some of the most intelligent people in our nation. People who care for their neighbors. People who want tomorrow to be better than today. Unfortunately, these people do not occupy elected offices in our state government.
The wait officially ends with Friday’s 10 a.m. grand opening of the Reed Family Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley exhibit, which gives area families not just one or two elephants to know and love but seven.
Responding to the State Department inspector general’s report critical of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state, Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, released a statement calling her management of communications “underhanded and unserious.”