Opinion

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:56

Editorial: Initial step good to make industrial hemp a reality for Kansas farmers

The problem with growing industrial hemp in Kansas is in the name.

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George Will: Progressivism spills over at the pump in Oregon

WASHINGTON — Frank Lloyd Wright purportedly said, “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.”... Read more

Editorial: Kansas court must address Topeka tobacco measure

Smoking tobacco is an addictive, destructive habit proven to cause lung diseases, including most cases of lung cancer.

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Editorial: Lawmakers should be held to promises to prioritize mental health this session

As the 2018 legislative session begins, lawmakers are promising to make the quality and availability of mental health services a top priority.... Read more

John Feehan: Don’t waste this chance to expand KanCare

We see firsthand the value of individuals and families who have health insurance every day. They come to us for their wellness... Read more

Editorial: Is more affordable housing necessary?

On Thursday, the Topeka City Council voted 7-0 to sell the disused Van Buren School building and three other properties to Pioneer... Read more

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:08

Letter to the Editor: Topeka police policies need examined

​As Topeka grapples with the issue of police officers and deadly force and the newly released body cam footage of the two... Read more

Letter: Topeka police protect law abiding citizens, criticism of law enforcement is outrageous

This publication’s continuous attacks on the police department’s and council members’ behavior in obeying state laws governing evidence in criminal cases is... Read more

Letter: Does the city of Topeka have competent lawyers?

The Topeka Legal Department’s budget shows 15 full-time professionals separated into three divisions: chief of litigation with an associate attorney, paralegal and... Read more

Editorial: How about a little optimism this Christmas?

As the end of the year approaches, columnists and editorial writers often remind readers what an atrocious 360ish days it has been.... Read more

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 20:24

Letter: Topeka boasts diversity

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Letter: Some questions about gun ownership in Topeka

I would welcome a carefully researched article in the Capital-Journal that quotes exactly the latest laws that govern gun ownership and use... Read more

Lisa Ochs: Prison proposal should be openly discussed

For months, Kansas families and their elected officials have been rightly focused on how much additional funding lawmakers should grant to our... Read more

Letter: U.S. Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts betrayed Kansas

I’m not a young man. In fact, I’m a retired, blue collar, native Kansan. But in all my years, never have I... Read more

Letter: Be safe during holiday festivities

The holidays are a time to surround yourself with family and friends, eat seasonal treats and toast to what’s to come. Help... Read more

Letter: Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center offers excellent care

I want to make a public statement regarding Topeka’s veterans hospital. I am an 85-year-old veteran who has only recently plugged into... Read more

Letter: Ruby-red Kansas?

Thanks to the surprise upset of Roy Moore in the race for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, that state may no... Read more

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:04

Letter: Constitution should be amended to eliminate Supreme Court’s meddling in school funding

In Monday’s Capital-Journal, an article by John Hanna of the AP reviewed the problem of amending the Kansas Constitution to eliminate the... Read more

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