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  • Editorials | September 26, 2015

    Butler right to balk at RCPD raises

    The Riley County Law Board was prudent last week to table a request for extra pay for Riley County Police Department personnel who work overnight ....shifts. Not that RCPD Director Brad Schoen and assistant director John Doehling didn’t make some valid points in their

  • Editorials | September 25, 2015

    Were lawmakers listening to Francis?

    Congressional liberals found plenty to like Thursday in Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of Congress: He talked about wealth inequality, the death penalty, the “sacred obligation” to protect our planet’s environment and other issues. Similarly, congressional conservatives were understandably heartened when he

  • Editorials | September 24, 2015

    Shutdown won’t solve anything

    Tim Huelskamp, who represents Manhattan and the rest of Kansas’ 1st Congressional District in Congress, has it backward. He opened a letter Sept. 21 he wrote to President Barack Obama with the declaration: “You recently made the unprecedented threat to shut down the entire government unless

  • Editorials | September 23, 2015

    Judicial funding safe, for now

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt deserves credit for seeking a court order to protect, at least temporarily, funding for the Kansas judicial system. He filed a petition in Neosho County District Court and won a court order Tuesday that blocks enforcement of a 2015 Kansas law

  • Editorials | September 22, 2015

    Obesity getting worse, not better

    Kansas isn’t quite in the nation’s top 10, but if we keep gaining, we might get there in a year or two, depending on what other states do. Trouble is, this top 10 isn’t one any state ought to aspire to; it’s based

  • Editorials | September 21, 2015

    Dole’s a good man for this mission

    Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, isn’t the biggest name in a renewed effort to raise funds for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C. In fact, Sen. Roberts isn’t the biggest Kansas name. That honor goes to

  • Editorials | September 20, 2015

    Federal college site worthwhile

    Americans who don’t think they have enough information with which to narrow their college selection now have another option, courtesy of the federal government. The site — —  doesn’t quite compete with rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the

  • Editorials | September 18, 2015

    Muslim student deserved better

    School officials across America have difficult jobs and generally do them well. Sometimes, however, they err. And once in a while, even while erring on the side of caution, they do so spectacularly. That appears to be the case involving a Texas high school freshman

  • Editorials | September 17, 2015

    Constitution is an American jewel

    The buzz this morning about Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate is no surprise, as the candidates jockeyed to gain ground on one another and garner support from Republican voters. Whether one of those candidates wins the general election next year or a Democrat prevails,

  • Editorials | September 16, 2015

    Is GOP certain Trump will fall?

    Quite a few political observers, including many Republicans, have been waiting for the phenomenon that is the Donald Trump presidential candidacy to fade. Or self-destruct. Or just go away. There’s plenty of time for that to happen. However, not only is there little indication

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