Backpacking forward

On Thursday morning, I went to the HCC Cosmetology building for the annual First Call for Help back pack give away. This happens every year for as long as I can remember. When I was at The News, we’d write about it beforehand, to help drum up donations, and the day of the event. This was the first time I … Read more

A couple of quick interesting bits

I don’t know if this sort of thing is useful, wanted, or whatever. But I thought it was, so decided to share it with everyone. This first link is to a document called Legislative highlights. It’s essentially a plainly written summary of all the work done in the previous legislative session. I found it useful, and I expect others might … Read more

Why I shouldn’t read my legislative email in the morning

So, I got this email from someone at the Kansas Department of Children and Families. “New Report Shows Kansas Welfare-to-Work Policies Effective” It basically explained how the cuts Gov. Sam Brownback put in place further restricting access to the state’s assistance programs have been hugely successful. At the end of the email, it offers this little nugget of evidence: “Since … Read more