August 21st, 2018
Liberal Local News

City, county work to make codes uniform

seward logoROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times


In order to provide consistency and clarity for local contractors, both the City of Liberal and Seward County are looking to have the same electrical codes adopted with the same amendments.

The county will take a step in that direction Monday with an item on the agenda for the regular commission meeting.

Seward County Planning and Zoning Administrator Marcie Weatherly is scheduled to provide the commission and public with information on the proposed code updates and to schedule a public hearing for the purpose of adoption by reference of the 2015 International Codes and the 2014 National Electric Code.

County and city staff have worked together over the past year to review the 2015 International Code and the 2014 National Electric Code and propose adoption of the codes with several amendments.

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‘Make them prove it’

LHS set for upcoming season with chip on the shoulder for football

Liberal Redskin football coach Jason Dunlap addresses the preseason all sports pep rally in The Big House Monday. Dunlap discussed last year’s 6-3 record, 2-2 in the Western Athletic Conference and having six returning All-WAC players for this year’s team. Despite that, the Redskins are picked last in the Western Athletic Conference. Dunlap challenged his players that if those teams were picked to be better than the Redskins to “make them prove it” before he dropped the microphone to a roar of the crowd that included players, parents and fans.


Senior Kim Alarcon steps down to join other seniors on the football team. Alarcon, a standout soccer player for the Lady Redskins in the spring is suiting up with the Redskins this fall. Dunlap said “this is a first for me,” as a coach of football with a female athlete on the team, but Alarcon has demonstrated her athletic ability in basketball and soccer, which could provide a weapon in the kicking game.


Six seniors join Liberal Lady Redskin volleyball coach Taryn Dinh during the preseason pep rally in The Big House Monday. Last year, there were no seniors on the Lady Redskin volleyball team, and now Dinh will have six. Dinh explained how the Lady Redskins participated at team camp at the University of Nebraska this summer, and the Lady Redskins will open their season Aug. 25 at the Hutchinson Tournament. L&T photos/Earl Watt

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Free press critical to the survival of democracy

A SECOND OPINION, The Lubbock Avalanche Journal


"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

— First Amendment to the United States Constitution

Break down the First Amendment.

What is its purpose — in pure and simple form? The goal is to limit the power of government (or in the case of the founding fathers - an oppressive monarchy) by specifically listing rights that keep government at bay.

It is not a coincidence that the third right the founding fathers listed was a press free of government authority and rule.

And why is this? Because a free press is the primary way to keep government at all levels accountable to the people.