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On Aug. 2, 2022, we will be voting for a very important issue: The Value Them Both Amendment. This amendment will assure mothers and their unborn babies will have a safe place to live in Kansas.

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We are on our second year with Kansas Connections Academy. Initially we went to online schooling because of COVID. I was pleasantly surprised by the organization and quality of the education.

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As Commission Chair and Mayor of our community, we have great faith in the current efforts of our Economic Development Committee and Director Mickey Fornaro-Dean. We currently have a lot of great things happening in Junction City/Geary County.

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I have been to many 475 School Board meetings as well as many Junction City, City Commission meetings over the years. There are some unwritten rules that have come through time after time in the very clearest of ways.

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Poverty, which is not a lack of motivation, but a lack of money, plagues the United States, especially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Right now, 27 million children in low-income families can get the full Child Tax Credit as a monthly payment. Additionally, 5 million low-wage worke…

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In recent news, Kansas COVID-19 rates have been declining due to the abundance of vaccines. But how effective will these vaccines be when COVID-19 variants are becoming the norm and could make vaccines obsolete?

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I know most people do not get paid what they think they are worth. I know this because I have never heard anyone complain because they were being paid to much. I have never heard of anyone going to their boss and telling their boss to cut their pay by a dollar an hour or even a penny a month…

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I am commenting on the article in the Tuesday, August 10, 2021 paper regarding publishing the names of children who have been taken into custody for whatever reason. I don’t feel young people from the ages of 14-16 should be subjected to the ridicule of having their names published in the ne…

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We have just came through the Fourth of July and the Geary County Free Fair and after thinking about it for a little while, two things came to mind.

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I have been watching the news a lot lately and I have noticed that the people who are in charge in the several layers of government always say they have the best interest of the people at heart. They say that they make each decision with the interest of the public upper most in their minds. …

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Here I sit, as so many others have sat, for days waiting for a telephone reply to messages that I left on telephones after the “leave a message after the tone.” Messages to find out some information or to correct some problem or for some other important reason. Right now I am trying to get t…

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The Kansas Legislature wrapped up the first portion of the 2021 Legislative Session on Friday, April 9th. Both the House and the Senate will resume in May to address legislation that Governor Kelly decides to veto. The bills we heard and voted on cover a wide variety of issues including: men…

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I am again frustrated over the fact that I could not find the 475 School Board meeting, live on the internet. I know that the 475 School Board approved spending $60,000 for the “Cadillac” system of equipment and computer programs needed to broadcast the 475 School Board meetings at their Mar…

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February Jobless Rate Drops to 6.2% by Maurie Backma

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In 2020, advocates across the country urged Congress to pass the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. That historic legislation made 988 the future phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and paved the way for each state to fund 988 the same way as 911. With the introd…

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This letter is to all the DV victims of Junction City and Grandview Plaza.

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