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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Given Kansas' severe fiscal crisis, now is the time to abolish the death penalty. The 2014 Death Penalty Advisory Committee Report to the Kansas Judicial Council states it costs four times more to seek the death penalty than when the death penalty is not sought.Mistakes in the criminal justice process are sometimes uncovered long after an original death sentence. It is unwise for the legislature to flirt with cutting costs by shortening the trial phase and appeals...

Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 1:01 PM

I read with interest the articles regarding a possible bond issue in today's Kansan. It might be of interest to readers to be accurate regarding the date of the last bond issue; the bond passed in November of 2007; according to my calculation,...

Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 1:01 PM

In 2012 and 2013 Governor Brownback pushed through income tax breaks for the rich of Kansas that have resulted in a $280 million shortfall for fiscal year 2015 which ends June 30th. Is he going...

Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Transportation in Kansas has long been the envy of other states.  With a series of comprehensive highway programs, our transportation system has aided in fulfilling economic development projects, enhancing safety and preserving critical...

Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 1:01 PM

In 1952, I attended Christmas Eve services in the Shepherd's Fields, outside of Bethlehem. Nearby, shepherds were herding their sheep by night, reminding me of the Biblical account of shepherds abiding in the fields and hearing the...

Posted Dec 10, 2014 at 1:01 AM

It seems to me that several words of appreciation need to be said to the Newton City Employees who keep city-owned utilities operating so smoothly. The roads are mended, the snow is cleared, the water lines are kept functioning, the...

Posted Dec 4, 2014 at 1:01 PM

On behalf of Trinity Heights Respite Care, I thank the Women’s Community Fund for the continuing support given to Respite Care. Receiving this grant will support the cost of important training in the...

Posted Nov 28, 2014 at 1:01 PM False
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at 1:01 PM

This letter is to confirm that Krys Hiebert is actively pursuing gifts on behalf of EmberHope Youthville. We at EmberHope Youthville are pleased to have Ms. Hiebert as a volunteer for the Secure Care program located in Newton Kansas.The...

Posted Nov 26, 2014 at 1:01 PM

On behalf of the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Board of Directors, players, and music director, we  thank the Women’s Community Fund for the recent grant award. These funds will go toward our School Outreach Concert, an...

Posted Nov 26, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Regarding the current health insurance discussion, I find it incredible that persons complain that healthy people have to pay for those who are sick.  That is what insurance is all about:  the many pay for the few.  No insurance...

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