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  • 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 .

  • Is Trump ready for North Korea test?

    If President Donald Trump didn’t initially realize the importance of diplomacy and a fully-funded State Department, North Korea’s latest missile launches should have brought that lesson home. And if China doesn’t want the United States and South .

  • Strong tax bill still necessary

    It’s apparent Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback isn’t about to sign legislation that imperils the income-tax cuts he and conservative legislators pushed through during his first term. He’s vetoed such a measure once and there’s little doubt .

  • A great few days of basketball

    Championship week for state high school basketball is about as exciting as local sports gets. Starting Wednesday in a number of cities across the state, the boys and girls teams from schools large and small compete for state titles. Manhattan .

  • House opioid bill a good start

    The opioid epidemic hasn’t struck Kansas as hard as it has struck more populated, urban areas of the United States. But the use of opioids – in illegal form such as heroin and in prescribed form such as OxyContin and .

  • School district wants your ideas

    If you live in the Manhattan-Ogden School District and feel even remotely inclined to help the district, you can do it. And it won’t cost you a dime. In fact, along with the district, we encourage it, with the .

  • Let’s finally settle school finance

    Few legislators should be surprised that the Kansas Supreme Court has again ruled that the Legislature must increase funding for the state’s public schools. Most could see this ruling coming as soon as the case reached the Supreme Court. .

  • Revenue numbers show progress

    If Kansans knew only that the state has a funding shortfall in the range of $280 million that must be made up by the end of June, they might despair. If they were to recall that a few months ago the .

  • Shuffle the seats in Congress

    Let’s set aside what Donald Trump said in his address Tuesday to a joint session of Congress. Let’s set aside everything everybody else has said about it. Let’s talk briefly about the seating chart. Seems silly, right? .

  • Thanks, Currie, and good luck

    John Currie has done a terrific job as the athletics director at Kansas State University, and we’d like to tip our cap to him as he departs. Mr. Currie inherited a mess, and he leaves behind an organization in .


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