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  • Glenn a hero and a statesman

    Americans are hearing a lot about John Glenn, who orbited the Earth long before space travel became so mundane that launches merit news coverage only when something goes wrong. A truly remarkable American who died Thursday at age 95, he’s .

  • Board finds a way forward

    Members of the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education got it about right Wednesday night in their handling of the future of the Indian as the symbol of Manhattan High School. They could have held a simple vote to keep or retire .

  • A somber anniversary

    Only a relative handful of Americans who were there can recall the attack on Pearl Harbor as if it happened yesterday. Given that they’re in their 90s, they have long memories. The tragedy that Americans commemorate today has so .

  • State jobless outlook troubling

    It’s discouraging that the state’s economists expect Kansas to have a higher jobless rate than the nation as a whole beginning in 2018, but it’s hardly catastrophic. That’s because both unemployment rates are expected to be below 5 .

  • A good season can get better

    Congratulating KSU football coach Bill Snyder isn’t quite a daily occurrence, but lately it has seemed that way. And yes, congratulations are due again. After winning his 200th game in the victory over Kansas on Senior Day, Coach Snyder, .

  • Better, perhaps, but not yet good

    It’s not good when one of the highlights of Kansas’ most recent monthly revenue report is that the state whittled $1.3 million off a projected shortfall of about $350 million. Then again, just about any positive number these days is good .

  • Common sense finally prevails

    It took longer than should have been necessary, but a Shawnee County judge was right to rule that a man who had donated sperm so a gay couple could have a baby is not required to financially support the child. .

  • Lighted parade is a seasonal treat

    For some folks, the Christmas season starts a little after the previous year’s presents have been opened. For others, it begins when the Halloween costumes have been put away. Traditionalists might get into the Christmas spirit around Thanksgiving, which .

  • Trump’s tweet storms hazardous

    President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets this morning are vastly more constructive than tweet storms in recent days. This morning he announced via Twitter that he would be “leaving” his businesses to focus entirely on his presidency “While I am not .

  • They get paid for this folly?

    Members of the Riley County Commission are embarrassing themselves with this dust-up over the pay of a commissioner-elect. That individual is Marvin Rodriguez, who defeated Commissioner Bob Boyd in the Republican Primary in District 2 and ran unopposed in the General .

  • 200th win much like the others

    Everybody remembers the highlights: The 1998 team that went undefeated in the regular season, the 2003 team that demolished Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game, the 2012 team that won another conference championship. They remember the big names: Michael Bishop, Darren Sproles, Ell .

  • Would you pay to park at MHK?

    A growing parking shortage at Manhattan Regional Airport is the sort of problem planners ought to relish. It means that the airport is a popular place, providing services area travelers want. Yet adding needed parking provides a dilemma for city .


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