The Kansan - Newton, KS

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Posted Sep 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Free cow may not be great incentive

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 9:52 AM

The NFL is once again battling an image problem and, as questions continue to mount about who knew what about the Ray Rice domestic violence video, and when they knew it. The furor is only likely to pick up momentum.

Posted Sep 12, 2014 at 1:01 AM

A video released this week showing football star Ray Rice punching his fiancée, now his wife, in the face and leaving her apparently unconscious on the floor of a hotel elevator has ignited a contentious debate about the proper way to deal with...

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Why do we call it “common sense” when it’s not common at all? And why do we think we are free just because we are constantly told we are?

Posted Sep 11, 2014 at 7:30 AM

There seems to be a backlash among voters

Updated Sep 9, 2014 at 9:11 AM

The police are easy targets.Politically, it only takes one mistake to cast a shadow on everyone who wears a badge. One incident of racism, abuse or misconduct and people are willing to throw out all of the babies with very little bath water.

Posted Sep 9, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Every day, thousands of men and women put themselves in harm’s way to make sure others are safe

Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 9:48 AM

A well-run business develops plans that take it into the future. In the formative stages of the planning process those who share the business responsibilities are asked for ideas so that everyone involved not only has an opportunity for input but,...

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Summer may not officially end until Sept. 22, but for most of us, the passage of Labor Day heralds the end of the season.

Posted Sep 5, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Police are using sophisticated software to match the faces of criminals being videotaped committing a crime and photographs stored in enormous databases. The software has paid some dividends. This year, Akron, Ohio, police detectives used a facial...

Posted Sep 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Taylor and Orman didn’t have to conspire

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