subscribe
Mostly Cloudy

80°



Editorials

  • Room to improve ACT results

    Credit students, parents, teachers or academic environments, but something is going right at area high schools. Students at Manhattan High School, Wamego High School and Rock Creek High School achieved higher average composite scores on this year’s ACT than .

  • County’s proposed changes useful

    Riley County commissioners are under no illusions that they’ll get what they seek from the Kansas Legislature, but they deserve credit for their pursuit of a couple of changes they deem worthwhile. One change involves elevating home rule authority .

  • School funding focus worthwhile

    It was only a matter of time before the $50,000 piano resurfaced as a symbol of what Gov. Sam Brownback calls the “problems with the old school system.” “We were paying for $50,000 pianos while teachers weren’t getting the things they .

  • I-70 is hardly just a ‘drug corridor’

    Good for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which this week ruled that Kansas law enforcement officials can’t pull a motorist over and search his car because it had a license plate from a state that has .

  • A kindler, gentler Trump

    You can credit the candidate or the Republican establishment that doesn’t want the party to get swept away in November, but with the conspicuous exception of his comments about Hillary Clinton, a kinder, gentler Donald Trump has hit the .

  • Students can adapt to Hale cutbacks

    Given the role of libraries in education, it’s discouraging to learn that Hale Library, an icon of learning and research at Kansas State University, will no longer be open 24 hours a day. Students can keep strange hours, and for .

  • A great addition

    On a much happier note, Wefald Hall, the university’s newest residence hall – so new, in fact, that the finishing touches are still being applied– welcomed more than 500 students over the weekend. It is named, of course, for Jon Wefald, .

  • Does Rodriguez have an encore?

    It’s amazing how much legislation one individual can influence simply by winning an election without having served a moment on the board to which he was elected. Consider Marvin Rodriguez, who despite not being particularly well known, defeated Riley .

  • ‘Extreme vetting’ is wrong solution

    It has taken a while, but Donald Trump, who once called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” has tried to scale that back, or at least make it sound less offensive. Perhaps to seem .

  • ‘Extreme vetting

    It has taken a while, but Donald Trump, who once called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” has tried to scale that back, or at least make it sound less offensive. Perhaps to seem .

  • Does Kansas offer enough opportunity?

    On a subject that is particularly timely given the beginning of the academic year, Blake Flanders, president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents, raised a troubling trend with fellow board members at the Regents’ recent retreat in Wichita. .

  • Start of school is a community event

    The day countless young people in this and neighboring communities would probably like to put off at least a little longer is at hand. The school year starts this week. Tuesday is the first day of class in Manhattan and .


PUBLIC SALARY DATABASE

Subscribers can access a list of local public employees' 2014 pay records.


You can subscribe for as little as $1.99.


TEXT ALERTS

Mobile Alerts

Get the latest news, weather and sports updates from The Mercury sent to your phone.







Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2016