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Thu
21
May
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Regional orders would be better approach

If you search “Washington High School Kansas” on Google, there is a good chance you’ll come up with a few hits for the Washington High School in Kansas City along with a few hits for the local pre-consolidation Washington High School. But that is about the only real connection you’ll ever get between the very rural Washington County, with a population of around 5,500, and the very urban Wyandotte County, with a population of over 157,000.

Washington County, with its sparse population density broken up among several really small towns, has zero cases of COVID-19.

Wyandotte County, the smallest county in Kansas in square miles (just a sixth the size of Washington County), has 1,178 cases of COVID-19, the most of any county without a meat-packing plant outbreak.

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Thu
21
May
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Results of pandemic create a case for American federalism

Results of pandemic create a case for American federalism

A Zoom meeting of the Kansas State Delegates to the GOP national convention.

Fifty percent of all coronavirus deaths occurred in five states. Over 90% of the deaths had some underlying condition. Dr. Fauci, there is actually evidence we are over-counting coronavirus deaths.

New York City is hiring 2,300, what they call, social distancing ambassadors, people who rove throughout New York City making sure you do not get too close to someone else. From Swedish research (and they did not lock down) the true death toll for people that die only of COVID-19 is 1% of all coronavirus deaths. The risk for children is virtually zero. This lock down is a self-inflicted wound. We need pro-growth policies and not pro-government policies. Testing suits the deep state.

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Thu
07
May
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A list of activites during coronavirus house arrest

A list of activites during coronavirus house arrest

Busy, Busy.

I wonder how some couples are doing being under house arrest together.

The Kansas Woman says you can spot a married couple in public because they are not talking.

A neighbor girl, now in her forties with three kids, is about to lose her mind. It is all on her.

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Thu
07
May
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Why Congress needs to support your local news sources in this crisis

Why Congress needs to support your local news sources in this crisis

During this coronavirus pandemic, access to accurate and trustworthy information in your community is as critical to life under quarantine and as sought after as hand sanitizer and face masks.

Your local newspaper provides the news and information unique to your community. Where are the testing sites and who’s eligible, which businesses are open, what is the local online unemployment benefit application process, and much more. But your access to local news and information is gravely threatened by the economic carnage COVID-19 has wrought.

Thu
07
May
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Many groups deserve our thanks

We’re still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, but there are already a lot of people across the nation that deserve our thanks.

Healthcare workers haven’t had to deal with any positive COVID cases locally, but they’ve been ready, despite the threat to their personal health. Taking those risks is part of their job, however, so while we want them to be safe, we don’t need to be scared for them. We need to appreciate and respect them for purposefully being ready on this pandemic’s front lines.

We don’t always agree with their actions and orders, but government officials for the most part are making decisions based on the best information they can find. You can’t always blame them when they have no other event from which they can make experienced decisions. The government workers making these hard decisions do not do so lightly, and we should appreciate their commitment to doing the best they can to get us through this.

Thu
30
Apr
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Governor to ease up

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It’s good news that Gov. Laura Kelly has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of two Kansas congregations over her extension of a ban on gatherings of 10 or more to churches earlier this month.

And better news that the governor plans to relax her death grip on our state’s economy in the next couple of week.

Settlement of the suit doesn’t really settle anything. The two sides agreed to continue a temporary restraining order issued by a federal district judge baring the state from enforcing the executive order against the two churches for a couple more weeks. The hope apparently is, the Associated Press reports, that by then, the case will be moot.

Meantime, the governor says she’s planning a new set of orders partly opening things up within those two weeks. Gatherings of 10 or more may be allowed if they comply with “social distancing” concepts which keep people apart.

Thu
30
Apr
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Non-virus news from around the world

Non-virus news from around the world

If not this, what?

Everything in the news is about the virus. There are daily updates or the other party is complaining: Not giving suggestions, only criticism.

There is no sports news and I don’t miss it.

Today news comes from your choice of sources and in your favored twist.

We are in the 2020 Census reminding me that the 1930 Census contained life style questions such as home value and veteran status. The census asked if the family had a radio. Not every family did.

In 1930 there were veterans of the Spanish-American War, World War One, any of the 20 or so “wars” with Native Americans including the Pig War and the Sheep War.

There were living veterans who served in what gentle southern folk called “The Recent Unpleasantness” of the 1860’s.

Thu
23
Apr
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Next focus: re-open our state, county

As of Tuesday, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), one of the main organizations providing modeling for and tracking of the statistics of the coronavirus pandemic, showed Kansas was two days past the projected peak in daily deaths from COVID-19 and four days past the projected peak resource use. The IHME projections predict a total of 187 deaths in Kansas. We hit 100 deaths on Monday. So far, .013 percent of the state’s population has been hospitalized because of COVID-19.

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Thu
23
Apr
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Risk, reward, loving God and our neighbor

Life is full of risks, right from the moment you got out of bed this morning until you go to sleep tonight. Most of the risks we take during the day are so low that we don’t even consider them - when’s the last time you took a second and thought about showering because you might slip and break something, or got into your car to drive to town instead of walking? We take risks because of the reward we get if we do: smelling good and looking presentable, getting to work in minutes and not hours by driving in a car, and so forth.

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Thu
16
Apr
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Governer and KDHE receive grade of ‘F’ on latest assignment

Adam Smith Kansas State Representative 120th District

Really? An “F”? Isn’t that a bit harsh?

I don’t know… ask any of the 45 counties in Kansas that received an F rating in the Unacast mobile phone movement tracking report referenced by Dr. Lee Norman, Secretary of the Department of Health and Environment and Gov. Laura Kelly this past Wednesday.

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