The Kansan - Newton, KS

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Posted Sep 30, 2015 at 1:01 AM

 The fact is walling off our southern border with Mexico would be a relatively minor engineering feat. In areas were barriers have been erected they have been very effective. Walls are not a panacea, but physical security is always a good starting point. The most vocal opponents of a wall on the border are sanctuary city types who believe an open border will help secure their reelection by pandering to their voter...

Posted Sep 30, 2015 at 1:00 AM

School choice for parents of their children is certainly in education news. There are a variety of kinds of schools from which to choose. In Denver, my son and his wife have wide latitude in choices such as a Montessori School, a Waldorf School,...

Posted Sep 25, 2015 at 1:01 AM

I spent a wonderful weekend with some great people. The weather was some of the best Kansas has to offer, as was the food and settings.  Once we were a group of rowdy teens, but now great seniors. I am proud to be a member of the...

Posted Sep 25, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Experience can be a great teacher. That is the case for us this week. An experience of our Editor shines the light on a need in this community, one that will be closer to being met in the year to come. He took a tumble at a park on the...

Posted Sep 24, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Dear Letters to the Editor: A current issue in public school education pertains to the number of standardized tests to be given in a school year. To be sure, too much testing takes away valuable instruction time. Giving no...

Posted Sep 24, 2015 at 1:01 AM

I agree with Nicolas Wahl's editorial of 8/28/15.  "We need to see images" of horrifying acts of violence "because we need to know what it is snuffing out the lives..." This applies so well to the current videos...

Posted Sep 23, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Circle Eight Square and Round Dance Club will be 70 years old this dance season. We are the oldest club in the state of Kansas. Currently, our dancers range in age from 7 to 89 years old. Our dances are the...

Posted Sep 18, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Once again, "Medicaid Expansion" is in the news in Kansas. 

Posted Sep 17, 2015 at 1:01 AM

McDonald's pledge last week to start using cage-free eggs is only a small step in preventing staggering suffering endured by millions of birds.   Hatcheries that annually supply 200 million female hens for U.S. egg production,...

Posted Sep 17, 2015 at 1:01 AM

I hate it when folks have to take umbrage.  It means trouble.  A nice woman named Laurie Hartke sent in a Letter to the Editor, possibly on August 17.  It was based on a Sept. 1 cartoon, “Another View”, in which the...

Posted Sep 17, 2015 at 1:01 AM

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