• Brownback an unwilling partner

    Gov. Sam Brownback has long opposed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. He has returned more than $31 million in seed money that would have helped Kansas set up a health-care exchange, a marketplace where consumers .

  • $97.5 million couldn’t fix everything

    The beat goes on in the Manhattan-Ogden School District. Just four years after voters approved an unprecedented $97.5 million bond issue for school renovations and expansions — and just as the massive project is wrapping up — the Board of Education returned to .

  • Veterans deserve more than gratitude

    Veterans Day is, of course, Nov. 11. That’s Sunday, which gives those of us who attend church services an ideal opportunity to pray with others for U.S. veterans and all military personnel. Veterans Day also is Monday, at least .

  • Obama’s victory is significant

    We congratulate the winners in the general election and we commend the candidates — the local ones, at least — for running generally civil campaigns. Most of the animosity generated came from deep-pocketed PACs that seemed more interested in smearing opponents than .

  • Senate leaders’ smallness apparent

    Steve Kroft’s joint interview with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, broadcast Sunday on “60 Minutes,” didn’t break much new ground in terms of the inability of the U.S. Senate to get things done. .

  • Cast informed votes

    Tomorrow is Election Day, and we urge voters who are prepared — those who are informed about the candidates and the issues — to vote. There have been ample opportunities to learn about local candidates, from a series of public forums to .

  • For president: Mitt Romney

    Americans on Tuesday will choose either President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their next president. Both candidates are well qualified in terms of intellect and experience. And although both are flawed, Americans won’t be choosing .

  • State, local recommendations

    This election campaign, which seems to have been going on forever — at least at the presidential level — is nearing an end. Advance voting is well under way, and judging by the spate of letters about the candidates, a lot of .

  • This storm courtesy of Syria, Iran

    Folks who claim Superstorm Sandy is yet more proof of climate change are jumping to conclusions. As climatologists routinely say whenever another catastrophic storm strikes, no individual storm can be directly associated with climate change, which used to be known .

  • Storm victims need assistance

    It doesn’t seem fair that we have sunshine and afternoon temperatures in the 60s while much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are still trying to cope with what started last week as Hurricane Sandy and evolved into what’.

  • Let local taxes remain local issues

    Gov. Sam Brownback and Republican lawmakers, having lowered state sales taxes further than was prudent, now think it’s necessary to protect Kansans from their local governments. We’d rather the party of small government would resist the urge to .

  • Support half-cent sales tax renewal

    A decade ago, Riley County voters recognized the importance of job creation and public safety. They approved a half-cent sales tax to support efforts to attract new employers, to help existing companies expand and to build and maintain roads and .


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