Editorials

  • Kansas' birthday 1/29/2015

    Today -- Jan. 29 -- is Kansas Day. One hundred fifty-four years ago, Kansas became the 34th state admitted to the United States of America. Since 1877 ...

  • Faith v. facts 1/28/2015

    Merriam-Webster defines science as "knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation." Relig ...

  • Seismic activity 1/27/2015

    Because of the rather dramatic increase in earthquakes registering in Kansas, last year Gov. Sam Brownback assembled a task force to determine what wa ...

  • Right to hunt 1/25/2015

    The state of Kansas currently has 20 specific liberties enumerated in its Bill of Rights. They give constitutional protection to high-order entitlemen ...

  • Kiwanis generosity 1/23/2015

    If the Kiwanis Club of Hays reflects the kind of community service provided by the umbrella organization, Kiwanis International easily will be going s ...

Columns

  • Owning ideas 1/29/2015

    For most of history, people suffered in miserable poverty. Then, in a few hundred years, some new ideas made life hugely better for billions of us - ...

  • Back to the future, locked and loaded 1/28/2015

    I always thought the fundamental untrustworthiness of human nature is why we need laws. Even among normally law-abiding, sensible, decent people, judg ...

  • Compromise -- make it happen 1/28/2015

    When plans are laid in advance, it is surprising how often circumstances fit in with them. That said, Kansas farmers and ranchers who are a part of ...

  • Building bills in the Legislature 1/27/2015

    While we're waiting for Gov. Sam Brownback to decide just what he wants to do with property tax authority for school districts, there are some less fr ...

  • Brownback's budget 1/26/2015

    Gov. Sam Brownback's budget proposes the current K-12 education funding formula be repealed by July 1. The formula has been in place since the early 1 ...

Readers Forum

  • A note on primitivism 1/29/2015

    A note on primitivism Anthropologists discovered skeletons suggesting primitive mankind was a lot more heavily boned than modern man. It is assumed ...

  • There's more 1/29/2015

    There's more Amazing. For a whole week or more, a letter to the editor by a Mr. Brinker titled "More with Les" was one of the most read opinion writ ...

  • Counting on Les 1/27/2015

    Counting on Les The Hays Daily News ran yet another letter (Jan. 14) to the Reader Forum from Less-is-More Knoll. Less-is-More, if you haven't heard ...

  • Tale of the tree 1/27/2015

    Tale of the tree Every year, we wait too long to dispose of our Christmas tree. It lies on our patio, needles turned up and yellowing, deprived of l ...

  • Where are the good guys? 1/27/2015

    Where are the good guys? We are killing our children. What an ugly, shameful reality. Every second of every minute of every hour of every single day ...

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