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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Voters spoke with conviction in Tuesday’s Republican primary election by rejecting numerous faithful legislative allies of an unpopular governor who, after taking office in 2011, subjected Kansas to extreme-right governance.
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.
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)
A Mustang transformed
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