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DAVE SAYS: Chapter 7 versus Chapter 13? »

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, What’s the difference between a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Claudia Dear Claudia, Chapter 7 bankruptcy is what most people think about when they hear the word “bankruptcy.” It’s total bankruptcy, almost like dropping an atomic bomb on your entire financial picture. Virtually all of your unsecured debt (except student loans, […]

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Fort Hays dairy closing sparks memories »

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It is with much nostalgia I read of our Fort Hays dairy closing. I feel a bit of possession since I spent many hours of my adolescence working and milking there. I began my career at 9 years and 10 months digging dandelions on the Fort Hays campus for 18 cents per hour. My first […]

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Moran’s Memo: Conserve lesser prairie chicken, preserve industries »

Moran

This spring, we received word from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Director that the lesser prairie chicken would be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. This is not welcome news as the listing has real consequences for a number of Kansas industries. Oil and gas development is one Kansas industry already […]

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Hays Post POLL: Should the federal prohibition on pot be lifted? »

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This weekend, the New York Times editorial board called for an end to the federal government’s prohibition on marijuana. Read the editorial and see the Times’ interactive exploration of the topic HERE. Hays Post wants to know what you think. Take part by voting in the poll below.

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Obamacare the key slogan of many statewide races »

hawver

Well, except for some of you who early-voted, you have about a week to decide just what sort of campaign you have been treated to by the candidates out there at the parade or park or community dinner or maybe at the front door. And, it’s going to be interesting because this election cycle is […]

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Award-winning 4-H recipes from the Ellis County Fair »

Linda Beech

The Ellis County Fair is an annual showcase of accomplishments by local youth and adults. The most delicious category includes exhibits by members of the 4-H foods project. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share prize-winning recipes from our 4-H members. Today, I’d like to treat you to two very different recipes, one for award-winning […]

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I don’t love ‘Lucy’ »

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“I Love Lucy” would have been a great title for this article if that were, in fact, the case. I would certainly take the beloved television show “I Love Lucy” over “Lucy” any day of the week. While “Lucy’s” premise — that of a young woman who is forcibly used as a drug mule starts […]

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Shultz has the right skills to be Kansas Insurance Commissioner »

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During his 17 years in the legislature, Clark is proud to have earned a 100% pro-life voting record and helped pass key anti-abortion legislation that said abortions will no longer be considered a “medical procedure” for insurance purposes. Clark is a champion for the 2ndAmendment, having received the Legislator of the Year award from the […]

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Knoll: Global warming debate over? »

Les Knoll

The debate is over That’s what liberals say about man causing global warming. They say there is scientific consensus our climate is warming the earth due to man emitting carbon (CO2) into the atmosphere. I have written in the past that liberals live in a fantasy world. They do not function in the world of […]

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The ‘Big data’ deal »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Some believe “big data” may be the next renaissance in agriculture. Others call it the greatest advance in agriculture since the Green Revolution during the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s when one of the biggest waves of research and technology spurred the growth of agricultural production around the world. Some compare big data with the biotech […]

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DAVE SAYS: Hands off the 529 »

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, My wife and I have $25,000 in credit card debt, $2,500 in medical bills and $89,000 each in student loan debt from when we each got our masters’ degrees. We make about $100,000 combined. Our son is 6 years old, and we have $18,000 in a 529 plan for him. Should we use […]

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In Kansas, it’s still all about the budget »

hawver

Don’t look for it on any of the palm cards that you find wedged into your screen door, but when all the campaigning and voting is over, whoever makes it to the Kansas House next session is going to be faced with ugly choices about cutting spending or raising taxes. Yes, whoever winds up being […]

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‘Sex Tape’ would be better hidden »

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The premise of “Sex Tape” isn’t that hard to imagine. Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz star as two parents whose love life is being buried under the weight of the daily grind. In order to stave off their marital boredom they decide to make a sex tape. What follows is a mildly amusing journey that […]

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