Opinion

Musings/0206
February 3, 2014
Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. ll the rest have 31, save February we 28 assign, till Leap Year brings it 29.
Musing, 0130
January 27, 2014
I like to remember the fun Mary Swan and I had together. I never met anyone who did not like and enjoy Mary.
Musings from the Hill/Jan. 23
January 21, 2014
Fifty years ago President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. Poverty is still with us: the gap between rich and poor is more pronounced than ever. Most of our national legislators are millionaires.
Kansas delegation splits on spending bill with NBAF funding
12:00 p.m., January 17, 2014 Updated 12:00 p.m.
The Kansas congressional delegation split evenly this week on a federal spending bill that includes $404 million for construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to be built at Kansas State University. That money was part of a $1.1 trillion appropriations bill to fund federal government operations through the rest of the federal fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.
Kansas: Governor praises ‘Summer of Mercy’ protests
January 16, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback compared past “Summer of Mercy” anti-abortion protests in Wichita to the abolitionist movement that helped end slavery in a major speech Wednesday night.
Musings from the Hill/Jan. 16
January 13, 2014
March day became deadly with Great Blizzard of 1888
Basehor family seeks home for cat found in the cold
10:54 a.m., January 10, 2014 Updated 10:54 a.m.
Kristie Warhurst, along with her sister Jamie Oberg and their parents, are trying to find the owner of a stray cat, or a family that could adopt him.
5 questions: Sticking to your resolutions
12:00 a.m., January 8, 2014 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The new year always begins with ambitious resolutions. Despite lofty personal goals for 2014, the truth is most people fall short of achieving them. According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, about 54 percent of people fail to maintain their resolutions at the six-month mark of the new year. So, we went to Active.com to find out how to better ensure your resolutions do not fall by the wayside.
Report: Kansas hospitals hire lobbyist to push Medicaid expansion
10:33 a.m., December 26, 2013 Updated 10:33 a.m.
The Kansas Hospital Association has hired a former Republican cabinet secretary to develop a plan for expanding Medicaid that the group hopes Gov. Sam Brownback and the GOP-led Kansas Legislature can support.
Man arrested in car bomb plot at Kansas airport
10:40 a.m., December 19, 2013 Updated 10:40 a.m.
A Kansas man was arrested Friday on charges that he planned to set off a car bomb at the Wichita airport in an attack intended to support al-Qaida, authorities said.
Musing from the Hill
December 18, 2013
Merry Christmas
Kansas state school funding falling short of legislators’ plan
11:26 a.m., December 12, 2013 Updated 11:26 a.m.
Public schools will have less money per student than the Legislature intended when making the recent state budget, unless Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators provide more money when the 2014 legislative session starts next month.
Musings from the Hill
December 11, 2013
The Magic Day is imminent
Sheriff’s Office to conduct saturation patrol on Dec. 13
02:31 p.m., December 11, 2013 Updated 02:31 p.m.
On Friday evening the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a “saturation patrol” in southern Leavenworth County in an effort to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers.