Less than two years after nearly dying, former Olathe East High School football player James McGinnis served as honoree Monday at the annual Amy Thompson Run for Brain Injury. He participated in the 2K walk after cheering the start of the 8K and 5K runs. About 1,700 people participated.
President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love and support for families of the fallen, "not just with words but with our actions."
The 2016 elections must be used to wrest the Legislature from the grips of Gov. Sam Brownback and the ultra-conservative GOP lawmakers who are ruining Kansas and its future. Some of the most crucial battles will be waged in Johnson County. Moderate Republican and Democratic candidates have huge opportunities to return some sanity to Topeka.