When your group gets beat out by the state of Mississippi in the context of acceptance of your fellow man, inclusiveness and a sense of respect for humanity, well, that’s a sad commentary for your religion and religion in general.
If former Vice President Al Gore had his way, we would have only one year left to enjoy the convenience of our cars. In his 1992 book, “Earth in the Balance,” Gore called for the elimination of automobile internal combustion engines within 25 years.
Incredibly, the Drug Enforcement Administration has yet again chosen to ignore the science, patient testimonies, public opinion and common sense and ruled that cannabis is to remain as a Schedule 1 drug, along with heroin and LSD.
At the Kansas Health Foundation, we see some of the greatest opportunities to improve health take place at the community level, through the leadership of local elected officials. We applaud the Sedgwick County Commission for restoring an essential public health program, the Community Health Improvement Plan.
Unlike Gov. Sam Brownback and our self-appointed guardian of voter fraud, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who still wants to proceed with voter suppression efforts in spite of a series of setbacks from the courts, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon recently vetoed Republican-backed legislation similar to Kansas’ voter ID law.
Being a successful businessman, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, requires different skill sets than being a politician. Negotiating with a person or company is different from negotiating for a country with another country.
From Jericho to China, history is littered with walls that have failed and are now monuments to oppression. The one exception might be the Berlin Wall, which was two walls with a minefield between them and guards who used lethal force. Is this what America wants?
Rep. Gail Finney, D-Wichita, has been trying to get a hearing for a bill that would change civil asset forfeiture to criminal asset forfeiture. This means people would have to be convicted of a crime before losing their property.
Wichita public schools rearranged bus schedules to save money. That means children could be walking home, riding the bus or getting picked up from school during rush hour traffic. Here are some back to school safety tips.
New school bus schedules could mean children going home in rush hour
Olympic medalist Nico Hernandez returns to Wichita