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  • 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 .

  • Probe into Russia is what matters

    U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, and Rep. Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, are right to be concerned about finding out who leaked information about contacts between former National Security Adviser .

  • Rain would be useful

    We’re not accustomed to temperatures hovering near 90 in the winter, even if it happens on the very last day of winter. Our recently departed winter surely was a strange one, warmer than usual — not that many of us complained — .

  • Don’t rule out an upset

    The Kansas State University women’s basketball team won’t be favored to beat Stanford when the two teams play late this afternoon in Bramlage Coliseum with a berth in the Sweet 16 on the line. After all, Stanford is 29-5 .

  • Borrowing is not a good solution

    Perhaps the best thing about the budget bill the Kansas Senate approved last week is that it wasn’t as bad as it might have been. Senators didn’t, for example, cut funding for public schools; that’s largely because .

  • Syria a place of ‘savage horror’

    It’s anyone’s guess as to whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad looks back on 2016 as one of his better years. On the positive side, he regained a lot of territory lost to the multiple groups seeking his ouster — dissidents, .


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