A bison approaches at the Konza Prairie Biological Station 

The state motto in Kansas is perfect, an encapsulation of our state, its roots and its people. As I said in this space a year ago, it’s all about the “through”: “To the stars, through difficulty.”

We in Kansas don’t avoid difficulty. We go through it. In fact, we’re pretty much always in the middle of difficulty, and we embrace that; sure, we want to get to the stars, but going through the hard reality of daily life is where we actually exist. It’s who we are.

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