• Valley Heights girls soar

    We offer belated congratulations to the Valley Heights High School girls’ track team for the state championship its members won over the weekend in Wichita. State championships are big deals, even — perhaps especially — in small schools. And Valley Heights Junior-Senior .

  • Onus on lawmakers to keep schools open

    “Sine die,” the formal adjournment of the Kansas Legislative session and usually a formality, will be more than that when legislators gather Wednesday. Several unrelated issues remain. Most important is school finance, but the rights of transgender students in public .

  • Kansas justices aren’t the problem

    Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick must not know the difference between politicking and political courage. He’s adept at the former. He launched into another round of politicking when he learned that the Kansas Supreme Court had — yet again and .

  • Pause to remember America’s fallen

    Huffington Post a few days ago ran a feature on things to do this Memorial Day for less than $30.  They included going camping, enjoying a day in a park or at the beach, hosting a wine and cheese party, going .

  • Sen. Hatch… meet Judge Garland

    It was just a little accident of timing, but it revealed how little progress Democrats have made in advancing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. The mistake also reveals the sham that is the .

  • How trustworthy is Clinton?

    Hillary Clinton violated State Department rules in using a home e-mail server for official business and did a poor job of preserving federal records when she was this country’s Secretary of State. Hardly the behavior of someone who wants .

  • Returning K-State to a sustainable path

    The 5.81-percent tuition increase that Kansas State University proposes to charge students this fall isn’t much of a surprise. KSU and the other Kansas Board of Regents institutions released plans to increase tuition the same day that Gov. Sam .

  • Taliban still won’t be tamed

    Americans who were glad to learn that Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the leader of the Taliban, had been killed over the weekend in a drone strike in Pakistan ought to realize that not even U.S. leaders are sure what it .

  • Challenges await high school grads

    For most area adults, this is just another Monday in May. For hundreds of others, especially certain young adults, this is the first Monday since they became high school graduates. (For others who graduated last week, of course, it’s .

  • Choosing the next KSU president…

    The people in charge of picking the next president at Kansas State University are asking for help, and we’d like to offer some thoughts. They want comments from university employees and staff, and you ought to raise your voice .

  • NFL right to repay Pentagon

    It probably won’t take long for Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer to get right with Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and the Department of Defense. Like the .

  • Olympic ideals

    The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games don’t need additional problems. Already beset by pollution woes, domestic political turmoil and Zika-bearing mosquitoes, the games might take place without one of the main national teams — the Russians. Unfortunate as that might .


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