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LETTERS

  • ‘Love My Pit Bull’ TV special 4/18/2014

    Are humans committing a “genocide” against pit bulls? Cesar Millan one of the country’s most famous dog trainers says we are. I want ...

  • Travel diary 4/14/2014

    I am writing to you for a class project we are doing on the travel diary “A Walk Across America.” My class and I are writing to states tha ...

  • What is fair board hiding? 4/14/2014

    My name is Kim Powell. I have been the Franklin County 4-H rabbit project leader for nearly 20 years. I did take a break and then resumed the role aft ...

  • Behind big government 4/14/2014

    We have elected public servants who don’t believe in public service. Would a smart butcher employ a vegetarian? Should a church call an atheist ...

  • Gun control in crosshairs 4/14/2014

    Gun control, in many circles, with no pun intended, is considered the ability to hit where you are aiming and has much more to do with breath control, ...

  • Wake up, Kansas 4/11/2014

    Hearing the news of the Kansas state Senate this week passing a bill to eliminate due process protections for our public school teachers was dishearte ...

  • Attack on education 4/11/2014

    I just wanted to give Jeanny Sharp kudos for the editorial in Tuesday’s Herald. Sharp’s points about the Kansas school funding bill were r ...

  • Sign substantive bills first 4/9/2014

    I read the April 8 Herald article “Brownback signs 10 bills into law.” While I have no objection to legitimate bills being signed into law ...

  • ‘It ain’t over ’til it’s over’ 4/9/2014

    Yogi Berra, the famous baseball player, on one occasion said the above phrase to reporters. The same can be said about the horrible Benghazi scandal. ...

  • Opening affidavits 4/4/2014

    [Editor’s note: The following submission is a selection from the weekly newsletter of state Sen. Jeff King, R-Independence, who previously represented a portion of Franklin County before redistricting in 2012. King now is the Kansas Senate vice president.] Many media outlets have painted me as an opponent of open government and a “lackey” of law enforcement for opposing House Bill 2555 (dea ...

  • Swim For Life 4/4/2014

    The Swim For Life heated, salt-water pool is a wonderful place. Located at 913 E. Wilson St., Ottawa, it offers water aerobics, lap swimming and famil ...

  • Fair board decision 4/2/2014

    My name is Annie Dekat. I have been in 4-H for five years. I love it and I am learning a lot. I am sending this because recently the Franklin County F ...

  • Smoke and mirrors 4/2/2014

    Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and Commerce Secretary Pat George “set the record straight” on Kansas’ economic growth in rebuttal to a ...

  • Free market energy 3/31/2014

    Dear Sen. Caryn Tyson, many thanks for your recent call. I had called your senate office number, and asked that you consider voting “no” o ...

  • Education funding 3/31/2014

    The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled and the Legislature is to find $129 million this year to begin meeting state statutes to adequately fund public edu ...

ONLINE POLL QUESTION

Do you agree with Kansas legislators’ move to make state concealed carry laws less restrictive and more uniform across Kansas?

  • Yes, the same rules should apply to all Kansans.
  • Yes, the state’s gun control laws are too extreme.
  • No, the change would remove control from local leaders.
  • No, Kansas’ gun laws already are too loose.