Enough with the investigation
I’m really getting tired of hearing about the latest version of the Muller investigation of President Trump.
I know that he is an unlikely president and has his character flaws. Personally, I didn’t vote for him. But I don’t think it’s fair to drag out an investigation of the highest office of the land.
Either file charges and put your cards on the table, or let him run the country. It’s not fair to the American people to keep us in limbo about what’s going to happen next, and who the president is or is going to be. I’m sure it affects his performance, as well.
Dona Baba, Wichita
Medicinal marijuana is revenue option
Inadequate school funding, depleted state budget, and medical refugees, all of which could be resolved by one bill, the Kansas Safe Access Act. This act would legalize medicinal marijuana in Kansas, acting as a blanket solution to many immense issues our state faces.
The KSSA would tax medical cannabis patients a flat rate of 6 percent, 2 percent of revenue going to counties, 2 percent to the state, and 2 percent to cities. With this revenue, the state’s funding would improve to aid schools and research, and citizens with severe medical conditions dependent on medicinal marijuana for survival could stay in their home state.
This bill has been sitting in committee since February 2017. Seventy-six percent of Kansans believe that their physician should be able to prescribe medicinal marijuana, yet lawmakers are not advocating for Kansans’ needs.
It’s time to do something. It’s time for Kansas to enact laws and bills that truly represent the needs of its citizens. Educate yourself about who represents you and vote.
Meeka Gentry, Wichita
Strife in our country
There seems to be so much strife in our country today and also in our government.
We need to make peace with ourselves. Maybe first by by contemplating this quote from the late Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.): “The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”
Madeline Hynes, Wichita
Suicide prevention training
Suicide is the third-leading cause of death between the ages of 10 to 14 in Kansas. It is important to utilize the tools that has been provided by the Jason Flat Act.
School employees are equipped to understand the signs of suicide in children. The proposed Senate Bill 333 will take away the requirement of all staff in the school going to one-hour suicide prevention and awareness training. If SB 333 is implemented, it will take away the knowledge and training for professionals to detect signs of suicide.
It is important to inform our community about possible changes that can happen if this bill is passed and the effect it can have on our children. This can affect the well-being of our children and growth of our new generation. If the new bill does not pass, it will continue to help professionals with updated research on how to detect suicide in children and suicide prevention.
If the bill is passed, we run the risk of professionals not being properly trained and missing signs of suicide in children.
Sharon Troutman, Wichita
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