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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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Posted Jan 23, 2015 at 1:01 AM

I was offended by the picture of the Harvey County Emergency Response Team on the front page of the Kansan on Saturday, January 17.  The picture is aggressive and incites fear of police.  Furthermore, the picture does not reflect the more positive information shared in the article.    Verda Deckert, Newton

Posted Jan 20, 2015 at 1:01 PM

After having taught for two years in the nation of Jordan, now named the Occupied West Bank, I reflected upon how culture and customs differ one nation to the next. As a classroom teacher at  Friends Boys School, at Ramallah,...

Updated Jan 19, 2015 at 5:06 PM

We are writing in response to remarks Governor Sam Brownback included in his 2015 inaugural address. The governor strongly implied that people living in poverty are without courage, good character, or morals. It appears to us that he and many of...

Posted Jan 7, 2015 at 2:01 PM

With the New Year, there are changes going into effect that complicate our lives a bit. One of the things that I believe may fall below the "radar" of many people is how the ACA (ObamaCare) and HIPAA...

Posted Jan 6, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Test results from the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will tend to be lower than  from the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) administered the previous school year(s). Why might this be the case? CCSS has more rigor, thus making the...

Posted Jan 1, 2015 at 1:01 PM

This week is both my birthday and Christmas.  I have been blessed in so many ways that it is appropriate that I share why I am thankful. I am grateful...

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...

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...

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