• Stampede forecast: Hot, humid and loud

    With a little luck, today’s heat will be the worst of the week, and the throngs who head to Tuttle Creek State Park for the Country Stampede from Thursday through Sunday will enjoy balmy days in the low 90s. .

  • Another showdown in Egypt?

    If Hosni Mubarak at the height of his power were to have said, “I promise to confront chaos and restore stability,” it would signaled a wave of arrests, beatings, killings and whatever else was deemed necessary to quash dissent. Mr. .

  • Long may it wave

    It’s probably good that Congress in 1966 asked presidents to issue proclamations each year designating the week in which June 14 falls as National Flag Week. Otherwise, Flag Day just might pass without notice. That would be a shame. Today is .

  • What to believe…

    We hope the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which has brought formal doping allegations against cyclist Lance Armstrong, is wrong. We hope so because we want to believe that Mr. Armstrong, who won the world’s most famous bicycle race, the .

  • Citizenship at its finest

    If each of us cared as much about Manhattan — or even about one or two elements in our city that need attention — as Jeune Kirmser and Doris Grosh did, our already fine city would be that much closer to ideal. .

  • Judges created opportunities

    With due diligence and a little luck, Kansans could end up with a Legislature whose members are wiser for the mistakes and the stubbornness of the group who contributed mightily to the present chaos. The present chaos, of course, involves .

  • E-cigarette ban for youth worthwhile

    The 2012 Kansas Legislature will likely be remembered for its embarrassing failure to agree on redistricting maps and for tax cuts that are excessive in the extreme. Those issues all but obscure the good work lawmakers were able to accomplish. One .

  • Time to go west in force

    The three-judge federal panel has decided to move the Manhattan area, including Riley and Pottawatomie Counties, from the Second Congressional District into the First District. This decision, which flows from the legislature’s inability to meet its statutory responsibility to .


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