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Editorials

  • EDITORIAL | Online sales taxes worth pursuing

    Proposals in the Kansas Senate and House tax committees to tax Internet sales differ slightly, but both would make it easier for Kansas to collect sales taxes that Kansans already are supposed to be paying on purchases but often aren’.

  • EDITORIAL | Royals have reason for optimism

    It might not seem like it, given that Gonzaga and North Carolina will play for the NCAA basketball championship tonight, but baseball season is here. For a lot of sports fans in Kansas, it more or less began the day .

  • EDITORIAL | Override veto of Medicaid bill

    Given his longstanding resistance to expanding Medicaid in Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto last week of a bill supported by strong majorities in both the Kansas Senate and House was more disappointing than surprising. Not only did the governor .

  • EDITORIAL | Heed severe weather warnings

    You might have noticed we’ve had a few inches of rain in recent days. Lots of us hoped and even prayed for rain, and though some of it seeped into area basements and blocked a few intersections, the moisture .

  • EDITORIAL | Abortion bill erects unnecessary hurdles

    Abortion opponents seem poised to win new requirements for abortion providers in Kansas, but they ought to stop pretending that their intent is to give women information that’s pertinent to their decision about whether to actually have an abortion. .

  • EDITORIAL | Sign Medicaid expansion bill

    That a bill to expand Medicaid has gotten through the Kansas Legislature, the governing body in one of the nation’s reddest states, is remarkable. That’s true even though Kansans last fall ousted many of the Legislature’s most .

  • EDITORIAL | Democrats’ tactic self-defeating

    The Dallas Morning News last week said it supports Judge Neil Gorsuch’s elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court if he can be approved without Republicans invoking what’s become known as the “nuclear option.” The Dallas newspaper didn’.

  • EDITORIAL | America needs soft power, too

    America’s military leaders know better than most the importance of modernizing and increasing the size of our armed forces so that they will be prepared for any threat, large or small, that our nation faces. Doubtless most current and .

  • EDITORIAL | Shooting range a cooperative effort

    It’s easy for political candidates or bureaucrats to talk in fuzzy terms about “cost-sharing,” or “consolidation,” “efficiency,” or “partnerships.” Who can object, right? More bang for the buck, and all that. It gets votes, and makes people feel good. .

  • EDITORIAL | Good times roll at county meetings

    We sure hope they keep the good times rollin’, over at the Riley County Commission chambers. Goodness, who knows what we’d do without this sort of entertainment? The most recent: Commissioner Ron Wells joked Thursday that prosecutors ought to .

  • A nice honor, for what it’s worth

    It’s all well and good that a national travel magazine’s website recently named Kansas State University as the prettiest campus in Kansas. But, truth be told, we are starting to lose our interest in online rankings. Every website .

  • State workers deserve pay raises

    A 2-percent raise isn’t exorbitant. It might be a shade more than the inflation rate, but then again, if the economy continues to gather steam, 2-percent raises might just help employees’ incomes keep up with the inflation rate. The $20 .


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