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“We propose to stand by the progressive movements which will benefit the condition of the people of these United States.”

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Movies in the horror/ thriller genre today seem all too similar to each other. They either involve ghosts, or possessed people, or zombies, or something “based on true events.” The majority of modern horror films just end up retelling the same old cliches over and over in some way or another…

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There are certain events you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Older Americans may remember where they were and what they were doing when they learned about the strike on Pearl Harbor. Grown men and women who were kids in high school or college when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinat…

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With a new Star Wars movie on the horizon — "The Last Jedi" hits theaters Dec. 15 — a whole new wave of Star Wars toys and memorabilia will be in stores on Sept. 1, a day commonly known as “Force Friday.” What other movie has a marketing day all to its own? It’s a day gaining as much popular…

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This week, The Daily Union began preparations for coverage of the Aug. 1 Primary, where 10 candidates will vie to move on to the Nov. 7 General Election to fill three vacated seats on the Junction City Commission. Nicholas Albritton, Heinrich Biggs, Tim Brown, Michael Gray, Bob Henderson, Mi…

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Groucho Marx said once, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, go ahead and say it.” In a loose way, news reporting does just this. It’s the job of the reporter to inform, and keep officials in check. And that includes the situations many wish weren’t taking place in their community, what …

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Last year, around this time, I entered the basement of the First United Methodist Church and immediately thought there had been some kind of mistake. I was there to sort donations for Wheels of H.O.P.E., the mobile food pantry, but where in previous months I had seen tables pretty well laden…

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This past week showed us what can happen when we decide to work together as Republicans and Democrats. It is clear that Kansans want to take care of their neighbors. Medicaid expansion is a critically important and very positive piece of legislation for uninsured Kansans and healthcare provi…

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When one thinks of a Mayor, the traditional view is of a stuffed-shirt politician, wearing a suit or pantsuit, attending meetings, shaking hands, and signing proclamations.

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Since I officially took over as editor of the Daily Union Dec. 20, no one issue has flooded my email inbox or come across my desk in the form of a story more than the current debate about what to do with Junction City High School.

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Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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Friday, we watched as one of the most divisive Presidents in American history left office to be replaced by one who — based on poll numbers alone — also looks to be one of the most divisive Presidents in American history.

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I thought I loved Junction City before I became editor of the Daily Union, but in the past week since the news of my promotion broke, the outpouring of support has been humbling and incredibly appreciated.

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Reflection is a good thing. It allows you to see where you’ve been and hopefully chart a better course on where you’re going. While on vacation recently I had a chance to think about the small community where I grew up.

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“Stop it!” President-elect Donald Trump, Jr. said directly into the camera, when 60 Minutes’ Leslie Stahl informed him that some of his supporters were harassing people of color. 

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We all read the bad news about forecasts of dropping state revenues in the upcoming fiscal year, presuming that the governor and Legislature can cut their way out of the current fiscal year with a constitutionally required minimum of $1 in the bank on June 30.

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When the temperatures in Kansas dip below freezing, two types of people usually surface — those who enjoy invigorating weather and those who tolerate the cold from inside. 

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For the farmers, ranchers and firefighters who live in Barber and Comanche counties, the possibility of another “living, breathing fire monster” is never far from their minds.

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This is not the first time when events did not occur as expected, and it won’t be the last. Attainment of an electoral college majority by Donald J. Trump was a narrow possibility given so many negative factors.  At times unusual things happen.

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If you are basking in that post-election serenity of not having your mailbox filled with direct mail suggestions on how to vote, and you no longer have campaign flyers falling out from behind the screen door when you are trying to get the groceries into the house, well, congratulations.

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