• Latest insult to local governments is law

    It’s no surprise that members of the Pottawatomie County Commission took a moment at their meeting Monday to give a thumbs-down to the law — a law Gov. Sam Brownback signed that very day — that beginning next year will limit .

  • FDA right to regulate e-cigarettes

    The debate about whether the Food and Drug Administration went too far in issuing federal regulations on e-cigarettes and other tobacco products is far from settled, but the FDA at least deserves credit for banning the sale of e-cigarettes to .

  • We can make system work better

    So Donald Trump is all but certain to be the Republican candidate, and Hillary Clinton the Democrat. This is depressing to a lot of people, as it probably should be. Clinton is seriously flawed as a candidate, and Trump would .

  • A Mother’s Day to remember

    It’s easy to remember that today is Mother’s Day. Reminders come in newspaper ads, on television and, if not from moms hoping for a little extra attention, then from dads making sure their children don’t forget. Those .

  • School district’s gift a good treat

    Canceling the last day of school, which the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education did Wednesday evening, might have been one of the easiest decisions board members will ever make. That’s true even though, as was noted during the meeting, the .

  • KSU, KU wise to issue joint appeal

    Funding woes are going from bad to worse at Kansas State University and the University of Kansas. That’s because the same Legislature that made a shambles of the state’s finances in recent years now expects the state’s .

  • No real surprise: outlook ‘negative’

    Well, that didn’t take long. In fact it took just one day after the Kansas Legislature approved a budget that further compromises the state’s future financial stability to balance the present budget for one of the world’s .

  • Stadium concert a winning idea

    Area football fans who enter Bill Snyder Family Stadium on fall Saturdays expect to leave satisfied after having watched the Kansas State Wildcats put on a good — and winning — performance. Fans entering the stadium the second Saturday of September can .

  • Budget will balance but opportunity lost

    Kansans have little reason to feel good about the closing days of the 2016 legislative session. Yes, lawmakers passed a budget that will be balanced, but they did it largely by letting Gov. Sam Brownback do what he’s been doing. .

  • USD 378 bond issue deserves approval

    One of these days, enough patrons of the Riley County School District will realize that waiting for a perfect set of proposals to improve their schools — one that does everything anyone could want and lowers taxes in the process — is .

  • Roberts’ response inappropriate

    We’re not among the majority of Kansans who disapprove of the job Sen. Pat Roberts is doing, but actions like his decision to block a Senate vote on a nominee for secretary of the Army might help explain his .

  • ‘Nothing is more disturbing…’

    During his 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert spoke on the House floor on more than one occasion in support of stronger punishment for child molesters. In fact he said that repeat offenders should be put .


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