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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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Bountiful rains bring beautiful flower gardens »

Janis Lee, Hays Beautification Committee

On a recent afternoon my husband, Lyn, and I decided to take a drive to enjoy some of the flowers growing in Hays. We observed several beautiful residential yards and especially enjoyed the colorful flowers in front of the Historical Society at Main and 7th Street. We admired the colorful planters situated on the sidewalks […]

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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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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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