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  • State workers deserve pay raises

    A 2-percent raise isn’t exorbitant. It might be a shade more than the inflation rate, but then again, if the economy continues to gather steam, 2-percent raises might just help employees’ incomes keep up with the inflation rate. The $20 .

  • Probe into Russia is what matters

    U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, and Rep. Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, are right to be concerned about finding out who leaked information about contacts between former National Security Adviser .

  • Rain would be useful

    We’re not accustomed to temperatures hovering near 90 in the winter, even if it happens on the very last day of winter. Our recently departed winter surely was a strange one, warmer than usual — not that many of us complained — .

  • Don’t rule out an upset

    The Kansas State University women’s basketball team won’t be favored to beat Stanford when the two teams play late this afternoon in Bramlage Coliseum with a berth in the Sweet 16 on the line. After all, Stanford is 29-5 .

  • Borrowing is not a good solution

    Perhaps the best thing about the budget bill the Kansas Senate approved last week is that it wasn’t as bad as it might have been. Senators didn’t, for example, cut funding for public schools; that’s largely because .

  • Syria a place of ‘savage horror’

    It’s anyone’s guess as to whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad looks back on 2016 as one of his better years. On the positive side, he regained a lot of territory lost to the multiple groups seeking his ouster — dissidents, .

  • House right to welcome Nuss

    It’s hard to ignore the call Wednesday by the chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court for higher pay for judiciary employees. But at the moment, it’s harder to find the money. Salaries were a focal point of .

  • Transparency vital for good government

    It might not have seemed like it the last few days, but this is Sunshine Week. It is the annual recognition of the importance of casting light on the workings of government and the people elected or hired to serve .

  • Family planning worth investment

    Riley County Commission Chairman Ron Wells did citizens of this county a service Monday when he admonished his fellow commissioners, Ben Wilson and Marvin Rodriguez, for citing religious and social reasons for their reluctance last Thursday to support the Riley .

  • Way to go, MHS girls!

    Congratulations to the Manhattan High School girls basketball team — players, coaches, trainers, everyone. They did something over the weekend that no other MHS girls basketball team has done: they won the state championship. To say they did it in thrilling .

  • Dark times ahead for the environment

    It’s been a few days now since Scott Pruitt, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said he didn’t believe carbon dioxide is a major contributor to global warming, but the chill hasn’t fully subsided .

  • Reasonable, or retaliatory?

    Perhaps state Rep. Stephanie Clayton, an Overland Park Republican, is wrong about a new bill in the Kansas Legislature to bolster one of the nation’s strongest concealed carry laws. Perhaps the bill, which would nullify university or college policies .


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