Hepburn (Shelley Bock)


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Kansas among several states looking to ban sanctuary cities

And Lawrence would be even more of a better place than the rest of the Red Sea which surrounds it.

February 3, 2016 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS, FSHS girls set for tough tourneys

Actually, Free State girls have played Wichita South in the first round of the State Tournament at Emporia around a decade ago. I'm certain that was a game which Coach Duncan would want to forget. Don't believe Free State has ever played Derby and Great Bend in the past.

January 28, 2016 at 8:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Audit finds Kansas social services computer system is past due, $46 million over budget

When you think about, it does make sense. Throw money at your cronies for "efficiency programs" not really caring about their success. When their efforts fail, you can still criticize government and argue that you tried to improve it, but "special interests" frustrated your efforts so the programs should be damned. Win-win if your goal is to make government not work and reduce the amount of assistance for practical programs.

I'm still trying to figure out how wasteful programs such as this can be financed, but Brownback is so fearful of the Federal government in expanding Medicaid for the working poor. Guess Kansas can't help provide subsidies for those minimum wage types as Kansas does the very affluent. When are we going to realize that the wealthy who profit from the tax decreases are doing it on the backs of the common folk?

December 20, 2015 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Gun violence: Who’s to blame?

I agree with Kendall. Should all terrorism be classified by their political thoughts? Should attacks on Planned Parenthood be named "Evangelical Christian Terrorism"? Maybe "Right-Wing Nut Case" terrorism?

Terrorism by any name is still terrorism. If words are so important, why do 2nd Amendment adherents ignore formation of a "well regulated militia"?

I'll call it Islamic terrorism if you advocate for a "well regulated militia".

December 5, 2015 at 9:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Cruel move

France, the target of last week's terrorism, has agreed to acceptance of 30,000 Syrian refugees. The French government has re-stated their willingness since last Friday's tragedy.

Twenty-six States refuse to assist any Syrian refugee based on speculation that after roughly two years of investigation and vetting, the State Department, Homeland Security and FBI will fail their mission to weed out potential terrorists.


November 19, 2015 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Is confiscation the only way to control guns?

An individual who participated in a "well regulated militia" for national security. There wasn't much of US Army at that time.

October 10, 2015 at 10:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Is confiscation the only way to control guns?

It's interesting that you can "LOL" off the deaths of so many.

October 10, 2015 at 9:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Is confiscation the only way to control guns?

Maybe that's because they just go outside of Chicago into other jurisdictions or States where they can purchase weapons.

October 10, 2015 at 7:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Is confiscation the only way to control guns?

Why is..."A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State"... never mentioned as being part of the 2nd Amendment? Where is the "well regulated Militia"? When do they train? How are they organized? And, "security of a free State" doesn't imply "a force in opposition to tyranny of the government".

October 10, 2015 at 9:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP legislators block audit of Kansas foster care system, despite recent child deaths

"Sen. Julia Lynn, R-Olathe, said DCF should not be the target of investigation because decisions about placing children in state custody are made by judges."

I'm sorry but that's not a reason! The Court makes the decision based on the needs and safety of the child. DCF then decides which foster parents, which location and what special services will be provided. DCF is charged with the responsibility of caring for the child, which in all but the most unusual situations, means that they will be cared for in a safe and health manner. Accidents and misfortune happen. But,if DCF is failing to identify appropriate foster parents, then the legislature should investigate why and correct such failures.

Sen. Lynn is apparently unqualified on this issue.

July 29, 2015 at 1:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )