The hope among Kansas hospitals that the state might expand Medicaid grew ever so slightly this week. Bills to do so were scheduled for House hearings March 18-19, and remarks by Gov. Sam Brownback indicated he may be softening his stance against it.
After much hand-wringing, Sedgwick County commissioners reluctantly decided to apply for a nearly $1 million federal grant to fill six empty firefighter slots. To most people, this is a no-brainer – of course we should apply.
The small number of Wichita voters who participated in Tuesday’s primary made solid choices, promising a substantive campaign between now and the April 7 general election. The city’s future should benefit.
In a survey of nearly 900 likely voters, 53 percent said they favored the current “merit-selection” system and 55 percent said they opposed amending the constitution so judges could be chosen in contested elections.
You only get so much out of “Dick and Jane” unless your desire is seeing Dick run in the local primary, unimpeded by votes from illegal aliens. Critically evaluating materials is a highly valued skill in adulthood.
Not so many years ago, earthquake science was no more relevant to Oklahoma than marine biology. But these days the state is shaking way more often than California, and giving many people there an unwanted crash course in seismology.
Let the Kansas Supreme Court’s tough sanction of Sedgwick County District Judge Timothy Henderson be a lesson for jurists in how not to behave – and encouragement to those who, like the female attorneys and staffers in this case, see a need to call a judge to account for misconduct.
Don’t believe state Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee, a legislator with a long history of attempts at censorship in Kansas, when she claims that teachers won’t be prosecuted as long as the materials they use have literary or scientific value.
Many believe the real reason the Obama administration opposed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was because he would tell the truth about Iran’s nuclear threat and the administration wants to cover up what could ultimately become a very bad deal.