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Opinion - Editorials

  • 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

  • Editorials | July 17, 2015

    Too overweight to enlist?

    Childhood obesity, an acknowledged and even growing problem in the United States, has been associated with a variety of medical problems. Only rarely, however, is it linked with national security. That occurred this week, however, as six retired generals campaigned on behalf of a report

  • Editorials | July 15, 2015

    Teacher licensing must still matter

    The Kansas Board of Education’s decision Tuesday to allow six school districts to bypass teacher licensure requirements in certain cases is an imperfect solution to what will probably be a growing problem. There is, after all, more to teaching than standing in front of

  • Editorials | July 13, 2015

    ‘Wrecking ball’ a good description

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is a candidate for his party’s presidential nomination, has rarely held back when a public figure rubs him the wrong way. He didn’t hold back on Sunday when he described Donald Trump as “a wrecking

  • Editorials | July 11, 2015

    Roundabout right for Anderson/Scenic

    There’s a pretty simple reason why the Manhattan City Commission has decided to put a roundabout at the intersection of Anderson Avenue and Scenic Drive: Roundabouts work. They work better than stop lights or stop signs. They keep traffic moving in all directions, and

  • Editorials | July 10, 2015

    Fort Riley troop cuts tolerable

    Fort Riley is going to shrink, and that’s not good news for Manhattan. But considering the possibilities, we’ll take it. The Army announced Thursday that Fort Riley will lose 615 soldiers over the next two years. It’s not yet clear how many civilian

  • Editorials | July 09, 2015

    Grass not yet greener at Anneberg

    The Manhattan City Commission was wise on Tuesday to tap the brakes on the move to install artificial turf at a soccer field at Anneberg Park. Commissioners’ concerns focused on safety. The U.S. women’s soccer team had complained about the artificial turf in

  • Editorials | July 08, 2015

    Brownback’s order is unnecessary

    Gov. Sam Brownback, who last week indicated he would propose legislation to protect Kansans with religious objections to gay marriage from having to provide services for gay couples, decided not to wait until the next legislative session. On Tuesday, he issued an executive order whose

  • Editorials | July 07, 2015

    At odds with the Kansas Chamber

    The Manhattan-Area Chamber of Commerce made the right move in deciding not to renew its membership with the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. Though the state and Manhattan chambers share many goals with regard to business climate, the state Chamber’s shift in recent years toward

  • Editorials | July 06, 2015

    World Cup triumph worth savoring

    Soccer purists who savor scores of 1 to nil or games in which penalty kicks decide the outcome after two scoreless halves might be reluctant to embrace Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final — unless they are Americans. The U.S. team’s stunning 5-2 victory


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