• Federal arts funding in peril

    Gov. Sam Brownback might be right in thinking his economic “experiment” with Kansas could be a model for national policy. Some of the indications coming out of the White House suggest similarities. Unfortunately, Kansas is not a good model for .

  • Superbly done, MHS wrestlers

    Congratulations to the Manhattan High School wrestling team and its coach, Robert Gonzales, for winning the 6A state wrestling championship Saturday in Park City. As is almost always the case in wrestling, this championship was a collaborative effort. Depth — high .

  • Medicaid expansion is long overdue

    Advocates of Medicaid expansion in Kansas were understandably thrilled last week when a bill to expand Medicaid that had been pronounced “dead” in a House committee was subsequently resurrected and approved in an impressive bipartisan vote, 81-44. Despite their, however, .

  • Fake Patty’s Day brings another test

    Folks who wonder whether Manhattan is a tolerant community need look no further than Fake Patty’s Day. For nearly a decade now, area residents, many with misgivings, have allowed thousands of young people to descend on Aggieville and environs .

  • Congrats, Jayhawks

    The Kansas Jayhawks might not have a lot of admirers in the Manhattan area, but even the most faithful of Wildcat fans ought to give the KU men’s basketball team a nod of respect for winning its 13th consecutive .

  • What else is out there?

    It wasn’t all that long ago that astronomers gazing endlessly into the sky hoped to find even one planet that might be a second home for humans, or at least might support life. Possibilities have surfaced, both in our .

  • Veto a setback for Kansas

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansans to believe that in vetoing a historic tax increase measure that both houses of the Legislature approved last week, he is protecting their interests. He is doing no such thing. Instead, he is killing .

  • Skepticism about savings justified

    Kansas legislators’ caution Monday was well placed with regard to proposals from the governor’s office regarding the consolidation of all school districts’ employee health plans and centralizing school district purchasing statewide. At first glance, the proposals sound reasonable. Gov. .

  • Reducing trffic deaths is up to us

    Traffic statistics have a hard time competing with Washington scandals, terrorist attacks or North Korean missile launches, but that doesn’t mean the information doesn’t merit attention. That’s particularly true when, unlike political scandals or North Korea’s .

  • Tax bill a timely breakthrough

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and other critics of the bill both houses of the Kansas Legislature approved last week have been quick to characterize the measure as a tax increase — a historic tax increase. The governor further asserts that some .

  • Marathon should get the message

    Were it not for the announced price of a muscular dystrophy drug, few Americans would likely have noticed that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its marketing in the united states. What caught people’s attention, even for those .

  • Disappointing, but not surprising

    If Kansas lawmakers insist on allowing people to carry concealed firearms at the University of Kansas Medical Center, there’s virtually no chance the Legislature will prohibit them on college or university campuses. That’s unfortunate, because concealed weapons don’.


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