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Community Children’s Center: Embracing the lost art of boredom (Column)

”This summer, I encourage all parents and caregivers to give yourselves a break! Allow your child to be bored and know that you are facilitating an opportunity for your child to learn to tolerate uncomfortable feelings, increase their creativity, and inspire imagination,” Chelsea Harrington writes in this column from the Community Children’s Center.

Ulysses Clayborn: Why renting to subsidized tenants is good business for Kansas — and every state (Column)

“The issue — property owners holding on tightly to unfounded myths about subsidized renters rather than leaning into the facts — is a problem with a solution. We can debunk these myths and lessen their grasp upon voucher holders’ ability to find homes,” Ulysses Clayborn writes in this Kansas Reflector column.

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