• Does Kansas offer enough opportunity?

    On a subject that is particularly timely given the beginning of the academic year, Blake Flanders, president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents, raised a troubling trend with fellow board members at the Regents’ recent retreat in Wichita. .

  • Start of school is a community event

    The day countless young people in this and neighboring communities would probably like to put off at least a little longer is at hand. The school year starts this week. Tuesday is the first day of class in Manhattan and .

  • North Korea frustratinng, but not so complicated

    For years analysts have tried to understand what makes North Korea tick. It appears ready at any movement to attack South Korea or even Japan. In reality, the North’s foreign policy is not that complicated. The country is among .

  • County apology a good step

    The first 11 days of August were chaotic enough for the Riley County Commission that it’s fair to wonder if commissioners know what they’re doing. In a work session on Monday, Aug. 1, Commission Chairman Ben Wilson and Commissioners Robert .

  • Can Trump really not help himself?

    It’s getting more difficult every day to keep up with the outlandish, even worrisome, things Donald Trump says. Just as the dust was beginning to settle from his suggestion that “the Second Amendment people” might be able to prevent .

  • Rio’s athletes are doing their part

    It would have been easy, in fact it has been tempting, to ignore the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Yet that would have been a mistake. If nothing else, these games have been a pleasant diversion from the U..

  • ‘Dangerous qualities’ for a president

    Donald Trump’s response Monday to a scathing letter from fellow Republicans — national experts on defense, national security and international relations — was vintage Trump: “The names on this letter are the ones the American people should look to for answers .

  • Add third party to debate stage

    For American voters who don’t know, and especially for American voters who are unimpressed with both Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as presidential nominees, there is another option. In fact, there are at least two other options, .

  • Merkel struggling to manage migrant crisis

    Renewed migration from Syria and the surrounding region into Germany is one of the most important events of the last decade. Adults with nothing but the clothes on their back, often with small children crying because they’re hungry, have .

  • Moderates’ momtum vital

    As constructive as the victories by moderate Republican legislative candidates over conservatives were in Tuesday’s primary election, Kansans hoping for major policy changes anytime soon are likely to be disappointed. Probably the best that can be hoped for — regardless .

  • School board’s restraint appreciated

    The Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education took a calculated risk Wednesday in deciding against using the additional budget authority it gave itself last month. Instead, the board will go into the new fiscal year without part of the financial cushion it .

  • Olympics offer a chance to shine

    Even before Friday’s official opening ceremonies, the U.S. women’s soccer team got the U.S. Olympic Team off to an outstanding start Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. While the U..


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