“I was worried because, in those lengthy Thursday afternoon minutes, I had lost the ability to protect my child,” Clay Wirestone writes in this Kansas Reflector column.
”I believe we can make Kansas a welcoming and accepting state where LGBTQ+ people can live authentically and thrive. But LGBTQ+ Kansans cannot do it alone,” D.C. Hiegert writes in this Kansas Reflector column.
The ACLU of Kansas is prepared to challenge the Kansas Legislature’s annual attacks on transgender children, voting rights and reproductive health care while searching for common ground on criminal justice reform and medical marijuana.
”Multiple factors are causing a new, positive shift” for Kansas’ commercial hemp program, Kelly Rippel writes in this
Kansas Reflector column.
Demolition work on the Docking state office building next to the Kansas Capitol could begin in January to prepare the site for construction of a three-story multipurpose building atop the original foundation.
”Libraries hold a conflicted place our collective imagination. To many of us — to me personally — they’re magical. … But to a small and vocal group, school and town libraries threaten social order,” Clay Wirestone writes in this Kansas Reflector column.
”Words are just one way that we let our souls reach out and touch someone else’s. Will you hold someone’s hand in support or rip a hole through their heart?” Iridescent Riffel writes in this Kansas Reflector column.
The Kansas League of Municipalities is a proponent of eliminating the state’s 6.5% sales tax on food purchases, but an unexpected wrinkle complicates that policy position.
”Stegall outlined the situation and his claims in a six-page letter, packed with the kind of petty grievances one might expect to read in the diary of a middle schooler, and resigned his adjunct faculty position,” Clay Wirestone writes in this Kansas Reflector column.
The 2023 legislative session in Kansas is expected to generate familiar debates on financing of public schools and vouchers for private schools, transgender student participation in sports and creation of a parental bill of rights touching on class curriculum and library offerings.
Lobbyists with the Kansas Association of School Boards also anticipated legislation would surface to broaden vaccination exemptions for students, encourage school employees to carry firearms and address the longstanding shortfall in state aid to special education.
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