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  • Fake Patty’s Day brings another test

    Folks who wonder whether Manhattan is a tolerant community need look no further than Fake Patty’s Day. For nearly a decade now, area residents, many with misgivings, have allowed thousands of young people to descend on Aggieville and environs .

  • Congrats, Jayhawks

    The Kansas Jayhawks might not have a lot of admirers in the Manhattan area, but even the most faithful of Wildcat fans ought to give the KU men’s basketball team a nod of respect for winning its 13th consecutive .

  • What else is out there?

    It wasn’t all that long ago that astronomers gazing endlessly into the sky hoped to find even one planet that might be a second home for humans, or at least might support life. Possibilities have surfaced, both in our .

  • Veto a setback for Kansas

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansans to believe that in vetoing a historic tax increase measure that both houses of the Legislature approved last week, he is protecting their interests. He is doing no such thing. Instead, he is killing .

  • Skepticism about savings justified

    Kansas legislators’ caution Monday was well placed with regard to proposals from the governor’s office regarding the consolidation of all school districts’ employee health plans and centralizing school district purchasing statewide. At first glance, the proposals sound reasonable. Gov. .

  • Reducing trffic deaths is up to us

    Traffic statistics have a hard time competing with Washington scandals, terrorist attacks or North Korean missile launches, but that doesn’t mean the information doesn’t merit attention. That’s particularly true when, unlike political scandals or North Korea’s .

  • Tax bill a timely breakthrough

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and other critics of the bill both houses of the Kansas Legislature approved last week have been quick to characterize the measure as a tax increase — a historic tax increase. The governor further asserts that some .

  • Marathon should get the message

    Were it not for the announced price of a muscular dystrophy drug, few Americans would likely have noticed that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its marketing in the united states. What caught people’s attention, even for those .

  • Disappointing, but not surprising

    If Kansas lawmakers insist on allowing people to carry concealed firearms at the University of Kansas Medical Center, there’s virtually no chance the Legislature will prohibit them on college or university campuses. That’s unfortunate, because concealed weapons don’.

  • Best wishes, Coach Snyder

    The first thing to say: Best wishes, Coach. We’re thinking of you. We’re thinking of Bill Snyder, of course. He’s the football coach at K-State, and he revealed earlier this week that he has throat cancer. He .

  • Kim family saga

    Kim Jong Nam wasn’t exactly a household name, except perhaps in the household of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. And if, perchance, the latter Kim was worried about the former Kim, who was his half-brother, he can move .

  • How about some real evidence?

    It’s baffling that people who want to be taken seriously continue to argue, without offering evidence, that voter fraud is widespread in the United States. The voter fraud purveyor-in-chief, of course, is President Donald Trump, who continues to insist .


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