Steve Rose

For once, a debate with heat in Johnson County for commission chairman

Unlike many mushy political debates, the one last week for Johnson County Commission chairman was a doozy. There were differences on almost every key issue facing voters in the Aug.5 primary election, where one of the three candidates — Ed Eilert, Patricia Lightner and Ed Peterson — will be eliminated, with the remaining two facing off in November.

Steve Rose

Discord in Kansas over border war bill details

At some point, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will have to come to terms with Missouri on a solution to the border wars. “The governor understands we will never get 100 percent of what we want,” said Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George, “But, he insists, the ‘locals’ cannot be left at a disadvantage.” Surely, a deal can get done that will address those issues, if there is a true desire to work things out.

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