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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Editor, I’m writing in response to Mr. Wayne Lela’s letter of Feb. 19th, where he supports Brownback’s decision to rescind rights to Gays. He referenced Plato and the formers of our Constitution as evidence of the immorality of homosexuals. True, in The Law and in The Republic, Plato did condemn the practice as wasteful. But in The Symposium and Phaedrus he stated homoerotic love was related to education and gaining knowledge, hence it was superior to all other loves.

Posted Feb 24, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Recently, Ms Lori Jensen addressed the public stating she was withdrawing from the Newton City Commission race stating "Newton is at a crucial point in our planning and I do not want a crowded ballot to get in the way or muddy the...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 10:07 AM

The Kansan encourages readers to express their views about issues through letters to the editor. Letters should be 400 words or fewer. Letters must be typewritten or submitted electronically. Handwritten letters will...

Posted Feb 21, 2015 at 1:01 PM

There are indeed a plethora of issues involved in testing pupils in the public schools. A major issue pertains to how the test results should be utilized. For instance how much of a pupil's test scores should become part of his/her...

Posted Feb 19, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Regarding Gov. Sam Brownback's rescinding a previous governor's order barring discrimination against homosexuals in hiring and employment throughout much of state government:     Any society...

Posted Feb 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

As the public becomes aware state funding to K-12 is more this year than last year, notice how quickly the debate will shift from cuts to not enough. Not enough is the nature of the school funding formula. It incentivizes taxes and...

Posted Feb 18, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Anti-discrimination laws do not absolutely protect others yet they do provide an environment that makes a significant statement that we, as a people, are declaring that all of us should be protected from discrimination. This week, Governor...

Posted Feb 18, 2015 at 1:01 PM

It's time once again to elect our City Commissioners. These are the people who decide if or by how much our property taxes go up. They will decide what gets built and where in connection to the city of Newton. They must figure out what must be...

Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 8:35 AM

The Kansan encourages readers to express their views about issues through letters to the editor. Letters should be 400 words or fewer. Letters must be typewritten or submitted electronically. Handwritten...

Updated Feb 17, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the...

Posted Feb 13, 2015 at 1:01 AM

It would be so refreshing for our governor and our legislators (on both state and federal levels) to just admit they detest poor people. You tell us we should just "buck up" and get by on our own. You tell everyone that because there might be...

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