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  • EDITORIAL | Former Sen. King has much to prove

    The individual the Legislative Coordinating Council chose on Friday to represent the Kansas Legislature in legal matters pertaining to the school finance bill and the Kansas Supreme Court is familiar with both school funding and the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, that .

  • EDITORIAL | Beer compromise not so ‘grand’

    Advocates of selling 6-percent beer in Kansas grocery stores, convenience stores and drug stores finally won a key legislative victory, with first the House of Representatives and then the Senate approving the measure last week. But legislative supporters and the .

  • EDITORIAL | Trump’s strike on Syria justified

    President Donald Trump acted appropriately Thursday in ordering an attack involving dozens of Tomahawk missiles on the Syrian airbase from which Syrian aircraft earlier this week launched a nerve gas attack that killed scores of civilians, including more than a .

  • EDITORIAL | What has a century taught us?

    Every April 6 in the “Today in History” columns in U.S. newspapers, an item observes that it is the anniversary of the day in 1917 that the United States officially declared war on Germany. History unfolded when the House of Representatives, .

  • EDITORIAL | Democrats making unforced error

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is about as partisan as a national lawmaker can be. Among examples were his declared goal during President Barack Obama’s first term of making him a one-term president, an act that set the tone .

  • EDITORIAL | Online sales taxes worth pursuing

    Proposals in the Kansas Senate and House tax committees to tax Internet sales differ slightly, but both would make it easier for Kansas to collect sales taxes that Kansans already are supposed to be paying on purchases but often aren’.

  • EDITORIAL | Royals have reason for optimism

    It might not seem like it, given that Gonzaga and North Carolina will play for the NCAA basketball championship tonight, but baseball season is here. For a lot of sports fans in Kansas, it more or less began the day .

  • EDITORIAL | Override veto of Medicaid bill

    Given his longstanding resistance to expanding Medicaid in Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto last week of a bill supported by strong majorities in both the Kansas Senate and House was more disappointing than surprising. Not only did the governor .

  • EDITORIAL | Heed severe weather warnings

    You might have noticed we’ve had a few inches of rain in recent days. Lots of us hoped and even prayed for rain, and though some of it seeped into area basements and blocked a few intersections, the moisture .

  • EDITORIAL | Abortion bill erects unnecessary hurdles

    Abortion opponents seem poised to win new requirements for abortion providers in Kansas, but they ought to stop pretending that their intent is to give women information that’s pertinent to their decision about whether to actually have an abortion. .

  • EDITORIAL | Sign Medicaid expansion bill

    That a bill to expand Medicaid has gotten through the Kansas Legislature, the governing body in one of the nation’s reddest states, is remarkable. That’s true even though Kansans last fall ousted many of the Legislature’s most .

  • EDITORIAL | Democrats’ tactic self-defeating

    The Dallas Morning News last week said it supports Judge Neil Gorsuch’s elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court if he can be approved without Republicans invoking what’s become known as the “nuclear option.” The Dallas newspaper didn’.


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