Editorials

Editorials

Sedgwick County commissioners try to punish, silence dissent

When The Eagle reported last April that Sedgwick County commissioner Jim Howell got a local public relations firm removed from a county project, Howell downplayed it as “a misunderstanding.” It turns out that wasn’t the only time Howell sought to exclude the firm. Nor was he the only commissioner who attempted to do so.

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Kansas is a basketball state

Take a break from all the budget problems in Topeka, the speculation on whether Gov. Sam Brownback will join the Trump administration, and the latest brouhaha in Washington, D.C., and celebrate that Kansas has three teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

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Help those devastated by wildfires

Kansans have witnessed the force and fury of wildfires this week – but also the bravery and dedication of first responders, many of whom are volunteers. Now we should do what we can to help and support those who suffered losses.

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Wichita is moving forward

Anyone who thinks Wichita is standing still should read the Forward Wichita special sections in last Sunday’s Eagle. Not only has Wichita made impressive advancements in recent years, it has big goals and plans for the future.

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Gov. Brownback owns budget problem

The state nearly took a major step toward stabilizing its finances last week. But the obstinacy of Gov. Sam Brownback – and the abdication of leadership at a crucial time by Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita – prevented that progress, leaving the state with no viable alternative solution.

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Public pools part of city’s quality of life

No matter which of the three options the Wichita City Council may vote on Tuesday, there could be fewer public swimming pools in Wichita. That’s too bad, though it is partly a reflection on changing interests, as public pools aren’t as well used as they once were.

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Grieving mother talks about losing son

Wichita police say Glen Farrow, 41, is suspected of shooting and killing his 17-year-old son, Michael Farrow, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, as Michael was running away from an argument that took place outside a home on North Minnesota. Keri Brooks, Michael's mother, spoke with The Eagle about her son's life and death on Thursday, March 23, 2017. (Video by Travis Heying / The Wichita Eagle)
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Grieving mother talks about losing son 3:10

Grieving mother talks about losing son

Surviving the 'torture' of the wrestling ring 1:25

Surviving the 'torture' of the wrestling ring

Dining With Denise: Pioneer Woman Mercantile a huge draw for tiny Oklahoma town 5:29

Dining With Denise: Pioneer Woman Mercantile a huge draw for tiny Oklahoma town

Frank Mason on teacher who flunked him: 'I'm thankful she didn't help me take the easy way out' 2:33

Frank Mason on teacher who flunked him: 'I'm thankful she didn't help me take the easy way out'

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