Friday, July 31, 2015



Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | July 30, 2015

    Pollard was a spy, not a victim

    Jonathan Pollard, who betrayed his country while working as a Navy intelligence analyst in the 1980s, is about to be released on parole. Although 30 years, which is what he will have served when he is released, is probably long enough, it wouldn’t bother us

  • Editorials | July 29, 2015

    Everybody Counts isn’t just a slogan

    “If you need help please come. If you can help, please come. This event is for everyone.” So said the Rev. Patrick McLaughlin, pastor at the First United Methodist Church, about Everybody Counts, a gathering Saturday at which literally everyone is welcome. Too often, in

  • Editorials | July 28, 2015

    Important work too rarely noticed

    Often when a corrections department is in the news, the news isn’t good. As often as not, the news involves an escape or a scandal. Thus the report this week that the Riley County Community Corrections Department is functioning smoothly is refreshing. As a

  • Editorials | July 27, 2015

    Governor should have known better

    If he likes, Gov. Sam Brownback can continue to make the case that Kansas teachers are overpaid or even adequately paid. But if he’s content to ignore how many of them are leaving jobs in this state for greener pastures, he ought to at

  • Editorials | July 26, 2015

    Irregularities are worth a closer look

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach considers himself the champion of election integrity. He’s not only made it difficult for some law-abiding Kansans to vote, but he persuaded the Kansas Legislature to give him the authority to prosecute suspected cases of voter fraud. So far,

  • Editorials | July 24, 2015

    Discoveries amaze, inspire

    Humans this week have been treated to a couple of remarkable discoveries, both of which involve old objects with the capacity to inspire. One involves fragments of a Koran, the scripture of Islam, that could date to the time of Mohammad. The fragments, believed to

  • Editorials | July 23, 2015

    Westar rate request is excessive

    Westar Energy isn’t always negotiating a rate increase, but it sometimes seems like it. The power company, which received a $30.7 million rate increase in 2013, is now seeking a $152 million boost. If granted, it would gradually raise the fixed cost for residential energy, now $12 a

  • Editorials | July 22, 2015

    Farewell to an Aggieville icon

    Expressions like “nothing lasts forever” or “things change” seem inadequate in the wake of the news Tuesday that the Aggieville Pizza Hut will close permanently Sunday. That’s because the restaurant at 1121 Moro St. isn’t just the Aggieville Pizza Hut, and hasn’t been

  • Editorials | July 21, 2015

    Drive reflects commitment to KSU

    Year in and year out, fans of Kansas State University, including many who never attended the school, show their support in a variety of ways. One conspicuous — and raucous — way is by packing Bill Snyder Family Stadium on fall Saturdays to cheer on the Wildcats.

  • Editorials | July 20, 2015

    It’s Fair Week in Riley County

    Folks who think the Riley County Fair begins with the parade at 6 p.m. this Thursday might be disappointed to know they’ve already missed a couple of events. The 4-H dog agility competition and rally were held almost a month ago — June 27; 4-H dog


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