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Crossing party lines to vote for Senate challenger »

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One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different outcomes. Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to spend all their time yelling across the aisle at each other, playing partisan games, then wondering why the real problems do not get solved. Budgets don’t get passed, and gridlock is a […]

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Hays church celebrates paying off loan early »

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Submitted by Celebration Community Church As they did with their first building, Celebration Community Church has again paid their building loan off in less than half the length of the loan, saving $321,300 in interest. Celebration Community Church celebrated paying off the 15,000s square-foot addition by burning their mortgage in each of their five Sunday […]

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DDS Give a big success … again! »

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The third annual DDS Give event this year was held Sept. 17. This charitable event is the result of area dentists uniting to give back to our communities by providing free dental care in their own facilities to our fellow friends, neighbors and their children who don’t have the means to pay for their own […]

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Brownback caves on wind energy in exchange for Koch money »

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One of the few issues on which Governor Brownback and I have agreed is the importance of wind energy and the Renewable Portfolio Standard for Kansas. Unfortunately, Sam Brownback has caved on this issue. After almost a decade of advocating for wind energy, he now says he is in favor of repealing the RPS. The […]

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What is Big Brothers Big Sisters? »

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Most of you have heard about Big Brothers Big Sisters, but may not be too familiar with what they do. It is a program that provides one-on-one mentors for children from dysfunctional backgrounds who need a strong, positive role model. The local program started here in Hays in 2000 as a way to help at […]

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Response to Roberts by Traditional Republicans for Common Sense »

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It’s sad and more than just a little pitiful that after 34 years in Congress and three terms in the US Senate Pat Roberts is allowing his managers to resort to finger pointing in a desperate attempt to hold his seat in the Senate. This is exactly what’s so wrong about politics in this country […]

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State senator endorses Wilson for state board of ed »

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Kansas State Sen. Larry Powell, R- Garden City, Chairman of the Natural Resources committee has endorsed Meg Wilson for State Board of Education District 5. Senator Powell stated: “Kansas’ greatest resource are the children.  We must allow them to succeed in their own strengths during their education process.  To have a one size fits all […]

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Who is the Kansas Values Institute? »

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During the last several weeks the Kansas Values Institute, a (c)(4) group based in Topeka, has been sending tens of thousands of dollars of mail on behalf of candidates in the Republican primary. Who is this conservative-sounding group? Kansas Values Institute chair Dan Watkins, has been a longtime Democrat activist and was the senior adviser […]

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‘Western Kansas’ gripe highlights Wolf’s lack of depth on farm issues »

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Last week, Sen. Pat Roberts’ began a series of radio ads in rural areas of Kansas pointing out that his opponent in the upcoming August 5 primary, Milton Wolf, has an alarming lack of depth and understanding on the issues that impact Kansas farmers and ranchers. Dr. Wolf’s response? That Sen. Roberts was conducting “geographic […]

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Time for Kansas to have a second senator! »

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I am a lifetime Republican and, in fact, voted for Sen. Pat Roberts in all of his past elections. I will not be this year. I am appalled and embarrassed at the outright lies and smears he has directed at Dr. Milton Wolf. Dr. Wolf has said he will not run a negative campaign towards […]

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Kansas ag, ethanol groups voice disappointment in Huelskamp »

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Representative Tim Huelskamp remains a cosponsor of a bill that calls for the repeal of the Renewable Fuels Standard, a key program that gives ethanol producers access to sell their product in a market controlled by the oil industry. In a recent visit to Rep. Huelskamp’s office, leaders from Kansas Corn Growers Association (KCGA) delivered […]

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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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Firefighters Negotiation With City of Hays »

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Citizens of Hays, In response to several related media stories regarding the negotiating of salaries between the Hays Firefighters Local 2119 and the City of Hays, the firefighters union would like to express it was our intention to keep negotiated items confidential as they should during this process. However, we feel that the public must […]

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