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  • EDITORIAL | Utility surcharge is wrong approach

    Eventually, Kansas legislators will approve proposals that generate enough revenue to offset the state’s projected two-year budget shortfall of roughly $900 million and to give public schools a funding increase that will satisfy the directive of the Kansas Supreme Court. .

  • EDITORIAL | Request is better late than never

    Our first instinct was to give Gov. Sam Brownback unmitigated credit for asking the Legislature for $24 million so that state hospitals for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled could continue to ban concealed firearms after the law expanding gun privileges .

  • EDITORIAL | Is this another experiment?

    It might be premature to critique President Donald Trump’s tax-cut legislation because, well, the broad outline unveiled Wednesday doesn’t remotely resemble legislation. Its highlights have gotten plenty of attention — hype from administration officials, denunciation from congressional Democrats and .

  • EDITORIAL | Bigotry comes in acts large and small

    The anti-Semitic poster on a telephone pole on the Kansas State University campus on Monday is just one reminder that bigotry lives. Another reminder came a day or two earlier in Topeka; it was a case of vandalism involving graffiti .

  • EDITORIAL | Wall need not thwart resolution

    Suddenly, the wall that candidate Donald Trump promised along the U.S.-Mexico border and that so galvanized his supporters is being referred to more as an analogy than as a genuine structure. That’s good, if it’s true, .

  • EDITORIAL | KCC ruling puts customers first

    It’s been almost a week now since the Kansas Corporation Commission rejected the buyout of Westar Energy by Great Plains Energy, and as far as we can tell, the lights are still on. That’s what matters to most .

  • EDITORIAL | Wamego wise to confront problem

    We don’t know enough about drug-testing policies to grade the Wamego Board of Education on the proposal its members are considering. But they deserve high marks for recognizing a problem and addressing it. Discussion of drug-testing for students in .

  • EDITORIAL | News isn’t great, but it’s a start

    The state revenue projections from Topeka on Thursday generated more sighs of relief than jubilation from lawmakers who don’t need to be reminded how monumental their task remains. The news wasn’t great, but it was good, mostly. In .

  • EDITORIAL | Keeping guns out of stadiums

    For opponents of allowing guns on campus, Wednesday’s action by the governance committee of the Kansas Board of Regents might be a half measure — and an expensive one at that — but it’s an important half-measure. The governance committee .

  • EDITORIAL | Enough harm has been done

    “Just looking to see if anybody has any information… so we can pick up the pieces and go on.” Those were some of the words spoken by Darryl Wilhelm in a video statement to whoever might visit the Riley County .

  • EDITORIAL | Taylor seems to be a good fit for KSU

    We’d like to welcome Gene Taylor and his family to Manhattan, and to wish him well. He’s got some major challenges ahead, but at first blush he seems like a good person to tackle them. Mr. Taylor, as .

  • EDITORIAL | Discovery Center one of city’s gems

    Back when the Flint Hills Discovery Center was an “issue” instead of a functioning museum and learning center, critics — there were plenty of them — likened it to a boondoggle and said it would never pay its own way. Well, in .


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