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Letter to the editor: Support bond issue

If you own property valued at $200K, it would cost you about $5/month.

March 16, 2017 at 8:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

House panel considers more disclosure requirements for abortion providers

Funny how the party of "get government regulations out of the way of business" is all about government regulation when they use it to harass businesses they don't like.

It's almost as if they have no integrity whatsoever......

March 14, 2017 at 6:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach argues for authority to split elections to enforce citizenship rule, claims as many as 18,000 noncitizens on voter rolls

Hey Kobach.....you say there are 18,000 non-citizens on Kansas voter rolls? OK, then use your power to prosecute voter fraud and start prosecuting them. No? Not a single prosecution out of 18,000? Why not? Maybe it's because you got that number out of the same dark orifice where you get the rest of your delusions.

Shameless liar.

That being said, this entire charade is pure political theater. Federal courts have already ruled that Kobach has no authority to implement a 2-tier voting system. Passing a state law that says he can won't change that. These yahoos need to repeat middle school civics class.

February 8, 2017 at 7:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Survey indicates support for tax increase to fund school improvements

You weren't asked, Josh, because this was a survey - a statistical tool used to assess what a larger group is thinking. By design, most folks weren't asked. That being said, you will be asked - if and when the bond issue is put to a vote. Whether you answer or not is up to you.

December 20, 2016 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Survey indicates support for tax increase to fund school improvements

How many of those nations you compare the US to even try to educate ALL students (not just the academically-inclined ones)? How many of those nations have a 30% or greater child poverty rate, like we do?

As for new "desks" (and classrooms, etc.).....look at the total enrollment now compared to 10 years ago, and then decide if more "desks" might be needed.

Bond dollars do not pay teachers. Instead of parroting your anti-teacher, anti-union one-liners, try doing your homework and contributing in a thoughtful, educated manner.

December 20, 2016 at 3:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Survey indicates support for tax increase to fund school improvements

Because circumstances often mean you have to spend more money to provide the same services you provided earlier with "less" facilities. Free State was originally built for 3 grade levels, and approximately 1,000 students. It now serves 4 grade levels, and 1500+ students. If you have 25 kids/class (dare to dream....), you would need 20 more classrooms just to break even.

December 20, 2016 at 3:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City asked to financially back outdoor rec center at Clinton State Park

If by "progress" you mean giving public money to private industry to help them pave over public land for private profit then yes, I'm "anti-progress."

December 14, 2016 at 3:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The birds and bees of ferns: KU professor's research proves mainstream science textbooks wrong

"The ferns’ reproductive cycle, distinguished from other plants by having gametophytes,"

Well.....all plants have gametophytes. That being said, I cannot overstate how refreshing this is to see an article on something going on in our universities that ISN'T sportsball! Keep up the good work, LJW.

December 5, 2016 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

ACLU urges Kansas school district to stop barring safety pins

So.....the SMSD says teacher's (non-verbal, by way of small objects adorning their outfits) communication inside the classroom is "communication on behalf of the district."


I eagerly await, then, the declaration that teachers are not to wear crucifixes or any other religious symbols on their person while on the job. It is unconstitutional, after all, for public schools to endorse or promote any particular religion.

In all seriousness, though, what SMSD really needs is a new superintendent.

November 22, 2016 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )