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DAVE SAYS: 100% mortality rate »

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, Do you think it’s unreasonable to ask my 76-year-old husband to have a will drawn up? He had one made when we lived in Florida, but we moved to Georgia. He won’t do it, because he says wills aren’t recognized in Georgia. Cam Dear Cam, Wills aren’t recognized in Georgia? Where did he […]

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Texas governor imperils his own roadshow »

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

Gosh, the 2016 primaries are a long way off, but look out: Here comes Texas Gov. Rick Perry — riding his state’s taxpayer dollars into another GOP presidential bid. Technically, he’s not campaigning. Yet he’s popping up from New York to California, holding press conferences, running TV ads, meeting with money people, and telling everyone […]

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Statehouse concealed-carry rules will be tested in fall, winter »

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A month has passed since the top management committee of the Kansas Legislature — the Legislative Coordinating Council — decided that it is OK to allow concealed carry of guns into the Statehouse. So far, just four visitors with concealed-carry licenses have brought their guns into the Capitol. And, so far, nothing untoward has happened. […]

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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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State’s water vision is still blurry »

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Kansas is in the midst of determining the future of water over the next 50 years. As the old saying goes, better 30 years late than never. A Water Vision team, organized at the behest of Gov. Sam Brownback, has recently completed its statewide tour with the first draft of its water conservation plan. It […]

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RECIPES: 4-H bakers make the best better »

Linda Beech

The 4-H motto is “To make the best better!” — 4-H bakers certainly exhibited their best in the 4-H Foods division at the 2014 Ellis County Fair. This week, I highlight more award-winning recipes from the fair, including the “Best 4-H Cookie” and a decadent cheesecake which was the senior reserve champion exhibit. I hope […]

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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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Seeking the ultimate ‘redress of grievances’ »

Gene Policinski is senior vice president of the First Amendment Center

How does the First Amendment get caught up in a controversial death penalty case where the means of execution — not the conviction — was the final issue? The answer is “the right to petition.” The least-known of the five freedoms of the First Amendment, it’s most often associated with individuals, groups or lobbyists. Petition […]

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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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Hays Post POLL on marijuana regulations: View the results »

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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. In a little more than two days, nearly 1,300 Hays Post readers took part in a poll regarding marijuana laws. Check the results […]

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Speak from the heart »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Life experiences teach plenty to those willing to learn. From the time I was a small boy, I remember my dad, uncles and grandfather talking and debating the issues of the day whenever we visited one another. As I grew older, I began to hear some of what they said. I began to understand what […]

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Why reward political dishonesty? »

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In the 1984 presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Walter Mondale declared that, if elected, he would raise taxes. During his acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention, Mondale said: “By the end of my first term, I will reduce the Reagan budget deficit by two‑thirds. Let’s tell the truth. It must be done, it must be done. […]

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