Editorials

Editorials

Need real immigration reform

While Donald Trump is boasting about building walls and deporting illegal immigrants, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and other business and community leaders are calling for real immigration reform.

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Disabled services face funding crisis

Here is another reason the Legislature needs to revisit its tax cuts: Community-based services for Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities are underfunded and struggling to pay bills and keep employees.

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Teachers are changing lives

It’s not easy being a teacher these days, especially in Kansas. But as USD 259 begins classes this week – as other area schools have already done – teachers will once again prove themselves to be dedicated, caring professionals concerned with helping their students grow and succeed.

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Ramsay wants police to step up

To his credit, Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay is taking ownership of the role police have played in the unfair treatment of many Africans-Americans over the years. But even more significantly, he wants the police to be part of the solutions – including going beyond what many people might consider the police’s responsibility.

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County backing off zoo meddling

It’s good that the Sedgwick County Commission is backing off its misguided attempt to meddle in the operations of the Sedgwick County Zoo. It’s not clear yet whether its proposal for a new funding agreement is best for the zoo and the community.

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Need more oversight of park rides

Gov. Sam Brownback is correct. The Legislature needs to review the state’s role in overseeing amusement park safety following the death of a 10-year-old boy last week at the Schlitterbahn water park.

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Improve child care regulations

Choosing child care can be a difficult, uncertain decision for parents. They deserve assurance that day cares are adequately regulated and that information about inspections is easily accessible. Neither is the case now.

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Brownback in election denial

Our editorial last Sunday asked whether Gov. Sam Brownback would listen to voters and be willing to change course. An interview he did recently made clear the answer is “no.”

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Doing more to curb quakes

State regulators’ strategy for curbing earthquakes in south-central Kansas seems to be working. But to its credit, the Kansas Corporation Commission decided Tuesday to do even more.

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Restrict asset seizure, forfeiture

A recent legislative audit found a lack of internal controls regarding property seized by law enforcement in Kansas – including in Sedgwick County. But the bigger concern is whether the state grants too much authority to seize and keep or sell assets, especially when someone hasn’t been convicted of a crime.

Editorials

KanCare anger justified

The rough questioning of Brownback administration leaders at last week’s KanCare legislative oversight panel hearings revealed bipartisan frustration with constituent experiences and official assurances.

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The return of the moderates

The political pendulum at last swung toward the center Tuesday in Kansas, taking out a congressman, perhaps a dozen state legislators and a Sedgwick County commissioner.

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Court defends right to vote

Gratitude is due Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks for his ruling Friday that ensures the rights of thousands of Kansans to vote. That same gratitude is due to election officials who updated registration records in time for Tuesday’s primary.

Videos

A Mustang transformed

Rick Krueger wanted to refurbish a truck, but Linda Krueger wanted to do a car. “So it had to be a Mustang, and we’re both in,” he said. “And it’s got to be a fastback, a ’65, ’6, ’7 or ’8.” That’s what set the wheels in motion on what would be a decade-long project resulting in a one-of-a-kind 1968 Mustang fastback powered by a 532 cubic-inch big-block Ford engine. (Mike Berry/kansas..com)
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