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Now That’s Rural: Lori Parker, Kansas White Way Car Run »

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By RON WILSON Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development “Road trip!” That’s a phrase which makes me want to hit the highway. But think back to a time when our ancestors did not have traversable highways between their communities. Visionary leaders led the effort to create better roads, including one known at the time […]

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DAVE SAYS: What should I do now? »

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, I think I made a big mistake when I bought my car. I’m having a hard time affording the $500 a month payments, because I only make minimum wage at my job and work 35 hours a week. My boyfriend, who was supposed to help me pay for it, has moved out and […]

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State teachers union comments on school funding bill »

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Submitted by the Kansas National Education Association TOPEKA — With the governor’s signing of HB 2506 into law, districts, teachers, and students lose while Brownback’s special interest agenda advances. KNEA was hopeful that Governor Brownback would listen to the voices of education professionals and public school advocates from throughout the state. Once again, the governor […]

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Earth Day message: Use this old world wisely »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

This is a special week for those who are involved with the production of food and fiber. It marks the 44th observance of Earth Day on Tuesday. The original premise of Earth Day was to promote the conservation of our natural resources. It is only fitting that on this day we showcase the progress of […]

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Examining the cost of food »

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There’s been a lot of media discussion lately about the cost of food. Yes, the cost of food has gone up noticeably in the past couple of years. No, it probably isn’t going to get better anytime soon. I doubt that most folks understand everything that goes into the cost of the food that you […]

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‘Transcendence’ fails to connect »

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Artificial intelligence is a scary thing — the coldness of intellect untempered by human emotion. “Transcendence” tells a slow, sprawling tale of an AI experiment gone wrong while simultaneously preaching the wonders and evils of technology. This is one of those films that is a victim of its own big ideas. Said big ideas are […]

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Kansas tax revenues might have bottomed out »

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Kansas tax revenues appear to have bottomed out after the massive income tax cuts of 2012. That might be the biggest news from the latest Consensus Revenue Estimate released last week. The consensus reports are released twice a year, generally in April and November. It took a full tax year of the cuts—remember, almost 200,000 […]

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Save a tree with electronic textbooks? Why? »

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Kansas school administrators are trampling over each other to be first to embrace “one-to-one” computing. They are going “paperless.” U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan calls for all schools to replace printed textbooks with digital devices. Tech companies call for schools to embrace the “digital revolution.” They all declare that this is environmentally much […]

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Ryan’s joke is on us »

OtherWords columnist Jim Hightower is a radio commentator, writer and public speaker.

My guess is that Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s highly touted budget guru, doesn’t have a very tight grip on the concept of irony. Otherwise, why would he choose April Fools’ Day to release the latest version of what the GOP intends to do to federal programs (and to the people who count on […]

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Smart uses for your tax refund »

Linda Beech

Now that the tax deadline has passed, its time to get onto more enjoyable things — like spending that tax refund! According the IRS, the average tax refund so far in 2014 is $2,831. What are you going to do with all that money? While a tax refund may seem like a free gift or […]

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DAVE SAYS: Problems with no credit score? »

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, I’m 20 years old, and I’m trying to get out of debt. However, I’m concerned about what might happen when I’m older and don’t have a credit score. My girlfriend says I won’t be able to get a job or rent an apartment without a good one. Is this true? Ian Dear Ian, […]

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Ellis ready to celebrate Easter »

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Good morning, everyone! What the heck happened to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday?  I can’t believe this week flew by as it did, I guess that’s why people say “Make every day count!” I know that it has been a crazy week, like you’re running as fast as you can and you aren’t moving, that’s what […]

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Praising Pompeo »

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As a farmer in Cloud County, Kansas, I am writing to thank Rep. Mike Pompeo for introducing a bill supporting farmers, American agriculture and safe affordable food. My husband David and I raise alfalfa, wheat, milo, corn and soybeans, and cattle. We’re also the proud parents of three kids, Kendra, Lauren and Wyatt. Lately, I’ve […]

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