Editorials

  • Hotel tipping 9/16/2014

    Most consumers at least are aware certain services provided require a tip. Not everybody does it, of course, but the knowledge exists. Restaurant se ...

  • School efficiency 9/14/2014

    It is somewhat fitting the Kansas gubernatorial candidates are criticizing each other's selections for the K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Com ...

  • Ellis schools 9/11/2014

    School districts are unique amongst the larger local government units. When cities and counties have pressing big-ticket items, they have the ability ...

  • The best bathroom 9/11/2014

    Before accusing The Hays Daily News of succumbing to potty humor, please hear us out. There are many who take a trip to the bathroom quite seriously. ...

  • Congress at work 9/9/2014

    Either the nation's expectations have been beaten down by national lawmakers who can't agree on the time of day -- or citizens have become enabling on ...

Columns

  • Consolidation by starvation 9/16/2014

    I am sitting at my home office in my nine-county legislative district and pondering the recent controversy about forced school consolidation and who m ...

  • School mergers tricky 9/16/2014

    This school district consolidation issue is one of those hot button topics that on its face seems simple, if you don't look at it very long or critica ...

  • Abuse video revealed nothing we didn't know 9/15/2014

    Apologies for the blunt language, but can we please cut the crap? Meaning: Can we stop pretending we know something now we didn't before about what ...

  • Lessons from 13 years ago 9/15/2014

    It seems like yesterday. And yet, so much was different. My kids were little. I still felt young. We were all so naive. Oh, of course we knew the ...

  • The zero option 9/14/2014

    Frustration with political candidates is nothing new. For decades, political science's truism about Congress held: People hated the institution but lo ...

Readers Forum

  • Schmidt is the answer 9/9/2014

    Schmidt is the answer I'm encouraging Kansans to re-elect our attorney general, Derek Schmidt. At a time when rural America is under constant regu ...

  • Umbehr stands out 9/4/2014

    Umbehr stands out Kansas does not have two political parties. In Kansas, there are three. Keen Umbehr is on the ballot as the Libertarian candidat ...

  • Not supporting Brownback's re-election 9/4/2014

    Not supporting Brownback's re-election It is with great sadness I have concluded I cannot support the re-election of Gov. Sam Brownback. I worked ha ...

  • A fair fair debate 9/3/2014

    A fair fair debate I appreciate the fact HDN editor and publisher Patrick Lowry addressed the criteria for the state fair debate in a recent opinion ...

  • Suicide in today's age 9/3/2014

    Suicide in today's age Suicide might be becoming the rage. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams might have become today's pacesetters. Chronic ...

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