Child poverty up, welfare down

It’s uncertain how much the welfare policies of the Brownback administration are contributing to the growing poverty rate among Kansas children. But it’s clear that the policies aren’t helping and need to change.


City has many blessings

Each year puts what President Washington proclaimed the “day of public thanksgiving and prayer” at greater risk from the early onset of Christmas. But this deliciously American holiday still manages to stir up the gratitude as well as the cranberry sauce.


Giving brightens season

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet. But judging from the impressive success of the United Way of the Plains fall campaign, south-central Kansans already are feeling the season’s spirit and sharing their blessings – inclined to contribute as they can to brighten not only the holidays but the everyday lives of their needy neighbors.

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