We liked the sound of Bill Clinton’s recent speech in Lawrence. In this week of Thanksgiving, we particularly liked an observation he made about progress in America, and about the area where we have made the least progress.
It should come as no surprise that school board members here and elsewhere were disgusted by a proposal to ban them from serving if they have a conflict of interest.
Let’s be grateful, not because we feel some guilt-ridden need to do so once a year. Let’s be grateful every day because it makes our lives a lot better.
Russian warplanes have a history of violating the air space of NATO countries, including Turkey. It happens too often to be inadvertent. Rather, Russian incursions are more likely probes to gauge defensive responses while all but daring anyone to take a shot at them.
The traditional holiday shopping season officially kicks off this week with big box stores promoting special Black Friday sales, and to start next week, Cyber Monday supports shopping online. Sitting between these two big shopping days now sits Small Business Saturday
The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club is continuing the annual tradition of selling Christmas trees and holiday decorations.
Unemployment rates are traditionally low in Kansas, but it’s been years since either Manhattan or Kansas has enjoyed the jobless rates recorded in October.
We encourage area travelers to take extra precautions to keep your loved ones warm and safe this Thanksgiving. It is a wonderful occasion.
The just-completed Buttons ‘n’ Bows was once again a resounding success, thanks to the tireless efforts of many parents, students and com-munity volunteers.
The overall death rate from all drug overdoses for Kansans 12 to 25 years old is 5.9 per 100,000. That might not sound alarming, but the rate doesn’t lessen the grief for the families and friends of those who suffer fatal drug overdoses.
I am writing in response to the Mercury article on Nov. 20 concerning the problem of run-down houses in the 500 block of Moro Street.
Congratulations to Loren Pepperd for the front-page advertisement of his listings in the 500 block of Moro Street. Most of us would have to pay real money for that kind of thing.
Gov. Sam Brownback was correct last week to note that if Kansans truly want to preserve the state’s diminishing water supply, the time has come to shift from talk to action.
On the news since the tragedy in Paris, I have heard coverage of the decision of the Kansas governor, and far too many others, to ensure that no Syrian refugees sully our communities.
The generosity of the public surpassed our expectations, and we are thankful to help provide much-needed food to the Flint Hills Breadbasket.
A big thank-you to the Little Apple Pilot Club from the Friendship Meal program. Thank you so very much for the apples and gift cards provided for our meal volunteers.
It is hard to be optimistic in the aftermath of the events in Paris. Nevertheless, if events on the ground in Iraq lead to additional military victories for the Kurds and an increased willingness by the Obama administration to support them, the situation may not be completely dark.
Commissioner Peterjohn is correct that there is a threat (from Islamic radicals) to our nation. But whether out of ignorance or willful discrimination, he errs badly in lumping the name Mohammed with criminal acts.
As a research university, we receive generous funding through our nation’s defense budget. In an effort to keep the people and livestock of Kansas safe, can we give this task of foot-and-mouth research to a more appropriate location?
The American Medical Association, which on Tuesday called for a ban on the direct advertising of prescription drugs and medical devices to consumers, isn’t likely to get one. Nor should it.
The recent action of the Brownback administration to ban state agencies from helping to relocate Syrian refugees is short-sighted, wrong-headed, lacking in compassion and simply morally wrong.
During the recent military Veterans Appreciation Week (Nov. 9-13), veterans were able for the ninth time to display our group’s large amount of military memorabilia.
There’s nothing wrong with the Kansas Department of Children and Families’ review of foster care regulations as long as what’s best for children is central to the effort.
On Nov, 6, the United States Army and Major Gen. Wayne Grigsby did a very honorable thing at Fort Riley’s Marshall Field. The general hosted a welcome-home ceremony for more than 100 Vietnam veterans.
On Oct. 31, 563 pounds of food and $98 in cash were collected for the Flint Hills Breadbasket. On Nov. 7, a full-size truck bed was packed with undergarments and $110.20 in cash for the Manhattan Emergency Shelter.
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