Wichita’s supposedly nonpartisan local elections took a partisan turn this year. Ed Flentje argued that this is a bad trend, and made the case for a return of nonpartisanship in last week’s column.
Want a diverse group of well-qualified people to serve in the Kansas Legislature? Start by increasing the pay, wrote Burdett Loomis in last week’s column.
Wichita’s mayor-elect Brandon Whipple campaigned right out of the Kansas Democrats’ playbook while his opponents made a mess of things, wrote Michael Smith in last week’s column.
Kansas’ National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores have dropped significantly. While liberals argue for increased funding to reverse the problem, conservatives demand more accountability. In fact, both are needed, argued Sharon Iorio in last week’s column.
The latest moves by anti-abortion activists threaten judicial independence in Kansas, wrote Ed Flentje in last week’s column.
Kansas’ prison crisis is also a mental health crisis. Patrick Miller explained this in last week’s column.
What is ranked choice voting? It’s a better way for Kansas to hold elections, according to Burdett Loomis. He explained this in last week’s column.
Emporia State’s new sleep pods have stirred a lot of reaction on social media. ESU Professor Michael Smith reviewed the hard facts about sleep deprivation in Kansas, in last week’s column.
The Kansas State Department of Education recently won a major Preschool Birth through Five Grant. Sharon Iorio explained why that is important, and discussed what it takes to have a successful early childhood program, in last week’s column.
Governor Kelly’s new tax commission is a step in the right direction, argues Ed Flentje. He offered the commissioners some tips in last week’s column.