Opinion

Kansas students score high on 2013 reading, math tests
11:12 a.m., November 7, 2013 Updated 11:12 a.m.
Kansas remained among the highest scoring states in the nation in 2013 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP exam, a test that’s sometimes called “the nation’s report card.”
Historic Leavenworth Veteran’s Day Parade set for Monday
09:38 a.m., November 4, 2013 Updated 09:38 a.m.
An event tabbed as the oldest Veterans Day observation in the nation and largest parade west of the Mississippi River will take place Monday in downtown Leavenworth.
Kansans have another option to investigate health insurance plans offered in marketplace
10:45 a.m., October 31, 2013 Updated 10:45 a.m.
Kansans unable to access HealthCare.gov now have another way to check out their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.
Guth will not return to KU classroom this year
04:41 p.m., October 24, 2013 Updated 04:41 p.m.
Kansas University journalism Professor David Guth will not return to the classroom this year, the university announced today.
5 Questions, Oct. 23
08:26 a.m., October 24, 2013 Updated 08:26 a.m.
This week’s 5 questions may give you some tips on how to make a memorable Halloween costume without breaking the bank.
Lawrence Journal-World to move printing to Kansas City Star in January
October 18, 2013
Officials of The World Company, the parent company of the Lawrence Journal-World, announced today that for the first time in 122 years, the Journal-World will be printed at an off-site location.
Legislator to file bill requiring ACA navigators to be checked and licensed
October 17, 2013
The chairwoman of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee today said she will introduce legislation to require background checks and licensing of Affordable Care Act navigators in Kansas.
Schmidt asked to defend state board in science lawsuit
11:28 a.m., October 17, 2013 Updated 11:28 a.m.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is being asked to defend the State Board of Education in a lawsuit that challenges the Next Generation Science Standards that were adopted in June.
Letter: School seeking Kansas items
October 26, 2011
The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary in southern Illinois is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources and highlights found in each region.
Sporting KC makes most of advantage at new home
July 27, 2011
With the turnstiles ticking at a rapid pace, chances are good that fans will continue to pack the stadium and try to help their team make a postseason push.
Letter to the editor: Be cautious about scams
March 30, 2011
Remember, if it seems odd or raises red flags, please think carefully before responding. If you have any qualms about sending information or money to a stranger, please call the FBI.
Donohoe: Making progress in Topeka
March 2, 2011
At the halfway point of the 2011 session, the Kansas House has made tremendous progress on top priorities.
Connoisseurs of fall
October 6, 2010
We are connoisseurs of fall at our house. Not long after the autumnal equinox, we plant the chrysanthemums and put out pumpkins and other seasonal accoutrements.
Suicide a public health issue
September 15, 2010
I will never forget the deep sense of shock I felt when I heard that my sister-in-law had stepped in front of a high-speed train to kill herself.