The Wichita activists behind the Marijuana Reform Initiative are due credit for their successful second try at a petition drive, which found significant support in the community for lessening the criminal penalties for first-time possession.
Here’s to Sedgwick County commissioners for turning down a $580,000 grant that’s just more government intervention in our lives. Who needs health agencies helping folks identify prediabetic conditions and providing proven methods to avoid insidious illnesses, personal misery, expensive hospitalizations and dependence on long-term government disability? Nice work.
The only thing less helpful to world peace last week than House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, unilaterally inviting Israel’s prime minister to address a joint session of Congress was Benjamin Netanyahu’s instant acceptance.
Wichita’s airport got an artful new logo to go along with its new name and terminal on Monday. It’s time for people to start getting used to hearing about and seeing signs for Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.
Lawmakers should pay no attention to Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s remarks last week declaring the current justices less qualified than the federal judges of Kansas or the state justices of New Jersey and Maine.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to “block grant” school funding both ignores the courts and puts fewer dollars into the classroom. It’s not “a time-out in the school finance wars,” as Brownback claimed. It’s more like a diversionary tactic.
The so-called “Koch primary” began this weekend, as GOP presidential hopefuls are courting mega-donors at Charles and David Koch’s annual invitation-only gathering at a resort near Palm Springs, Calif.
How disturbing and insanely ridiculous it is that the state Senate may actually pass a bill that would allow any Kansan to legally carry a concealed gun without requiring a gun-safety training class and a state-issued permit.
The Learjet layoffs are further evidence of a continuing dismal economy in Wichita. Perhaps the number of jobs are increasing but the quality – which includes pay and benefits – is much lower. It adds up to citizens continuing to tighten their belts and only hoping this situation improves.