• Kansans among most obese

    Have Kansans gotten lazy? Have we become more ignorant? Or do we just not care as much about our health? If we don’t start caring more about our health, we certainly ought to be caring about our health care .

  • Ex-governors step forward… again

    It’s refreshing but not entirely surprising that four Kansas governors — two Republicans and two Democrats — have joined the effort to retain four Kansas Supreme Court justices whom House conservatives, among others, would like to remove. The former governors are .

  • America’s workers worth celebrating

    For most Americans, Labor Day is a well-deserved day off. If these annual celebrations of the American worker aren’t what they used to be, a big part of the reason is because organized labor isn’t what it used .

  • Democrats ought to cheer Kobach on

    The Kansas Democratic Party is overreaching when it says Secretary of State Kris Kobach “has created a major conflict of interest in the 2016 election.” The Democrats have a point in calling Mr. Kobach’s endorsements and involvement in political races .

  • River compact has promise

    It’s little wonder the governors of Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado are hailing a set of agreements intended to ensure that Kansas gets its share of water from the Republican River basin. This protracted dispute, which was supposed to have .

  • Kansans have another option

    Kansans looking for another presidential alternative to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump acquired one this week. That happened when the Kansas Secretary of State’s office acknowledged that Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, will be on the state ballot. .

  • Kaepernick isn’t helping his cause

    NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick might not realize it, but America is a wonderful place. In a lot of other countries, he’d have been thrown in prison, or perhaps even killed, for thumbing his nose at a national symbol. Yes, .

  • Room to improve ACT results

    Credit students, parents, teachers or academic environments, but something is going right at area high schools. Students at Manhattan High School, Wamego High School and Rock Creek High School achieved higher average composite scores on this year’s ACT than .

  • County’s proposed changes useful

    Riley County commissioners are under no illusions that they’ll get what they seek from the Kansas Legislature, but they deserve credit for their pursuit of a couple of changes they deem worthwhile. One change involves elevating home rule authority .

  • School funding focus worthwhile

    It was only a matter of time before the $50,000 piano resurfaced as a symbol of what Gov. Sam Brownback calls the “problems with the old school system.” “We were paying for $50,000 pianos while teachers weren’t getting the things they .

  • I-70 is hardly just a ‘drug corridor’

    Good for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which this week ruled that Kansas law enforcement officials can’t pull a motorist over and search his car because it had a license plate from a state that has .

  • A kindler, gentler Trump

    You can credit the candidate or the Republican establishment that doesn’t want the party to get swept away in November, but with the conspicuous exception of his comments about Hillary Clinton, a kinder, gentler Donald Trump has hit the .


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