We’ve got our fair share of problems in this state, and a sluggish economy is one of them. We value hard work in Kansas, and while many of us are still putting in long days, our government is taking an extended vacation from productivity.
Last month, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shocked Kansas health officials and the public alike when it reported that the suicide rate in our state had increased 45 percent between 1999 and 2016.
A funny thing happened on the way to the 1966 amendment of the Kansas Constitution’s Article 6 that governs public education. Somebody, identity still unknown, slipped an adjective into Section 6(b) of Article 6.
Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to write a comforting column. The thesis was going to be that even though Donald Trump is doing his best to inflame racial division, we are still making gradual progress against racism and racial disparities.
Wichita City Council District 1 candidates Brandon Johnson, Mike Kinard, John Stevens and Janet Wilson answer the question: There are no public pools open in northeast Wichita. Would you support opening a pool and how would you fund it? (Video by