February 8, 2016

Officials assess tornado damage

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, and Sedgwick County Commissioner Dave Unruh assess tornado damage in Wichita on April 16. The National Weather Service estimates the tornado that hit Wichita on April 14 was an EF-3 with maximum wind speeds of 165 miles per hour. Submitted photo Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Emergency and state officials on Monday toured Continue Reading

Gardner resident joins call for diabetes funding

Marta Howell, a diabetes advocacy leader from Gardner, visited with Capitol Hill in mid-March to urge Congress to make investments in diabetes research and prevention. Howell joined diabetes advocates across the country in Washington, D.C. and thousands more who contacted their Congress members through phone and email. Howell met with Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Continue Reading

OPINION: Time to slow spending in Washington

Sen. Jerry Moran R-Kansas When President Reagan delivered that call to action during his second inaugural address, our national debt stood at $1.8 trillion. Today – 26 years later – that number has soared to $14.3 trillion, and the federal government has reached its debt limit. Congress will soon vote on whether to raise the Continue Reading