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Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | December 03, 2014

    We could get used to gas at $2.49 a gallon

    A gallon of gas for less than $2.50! How about that? It’s exciting even if the price is just a tenth of a cent less than $2.50 and even if this is a temporary phenomenon. Millions of drivers of a certain age — wouldn’t want to

  • Editorials | December 02, 2014

    Menu calorie counts worthwhile

    We don’t have any real problems with the Food and Drug Administration’s broad new regulations that will require most chain restaurants and retail food establishments to post calorie counts and make other information about nutrition available to consumers. But we also doubt the

  • Editorials | November 30, 2014

    It’s not the truth Sen. Graham wants

    Maybe U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, knows something about the September 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that no one else knows. It’s hard otherwise to understand why he condemned the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into

  • Editorials | November 28, 2014

    Lights, shopping, giving — holidays

    It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and as good a time as any to pause before the frenzy resumes. We hope the crowds who Thursday evening formed the first wave of the Black Friday storm found what they were looking for and at prices that

  • Editorials | November 27, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving

    It’s become difficult to even think about Thanksgiving without such thoughts being interrupted by the retail side of this unique holiday. Once, of course, there wasn’t much business conducted on Thanksgiving. Then Black Friday became big business. It became so big that it

  • Editorials | November 26, 2014

    Delay shouldn’t slow NBAF

    One can appreciate the caution that led Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican, to persuade other state leaders on Monday to postpone approval to issue bonds for NBAF until the state has stronger assurances that its financial commitment won’t exceed $307 million. There

  • Editorials | November 25, 2014

    Don’t consolidate Kansas elections

    Consolidating elections — moving spring municipal and school board elections to the fall — was a lousy idea last year and it’s a lousy idea this year. Unfortunately, that hasn’t kept the Kansas Legislature from considering the idea. At a legislative committee hearing last week,

  • Editorials | November 24, 2014

    An opportunity to right a wrong

    The Kansas Court of Appeals acted wisely in overturning the sentence 21st District Judge John Bosch issued to Miles Theurer in connection with an incident that left two people dead and several others injured in May 2012. Mr. Theurer’s blood-alcohol level was twice the legal

  • Editorials | November 23, 2014

    Merrick’s scorn for state workers

    Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, a Stilwell Republican, didn’t quite apologize for his insults last week about state employees, but in saying his earlier remarks were “poorly phrased and poorly contextualized,” he’s gone about as far as he is likely to. To actually

  • Editorials | November 21, 2014

    Highway program bank to open soon

    To protect recent income-tax cuts, including exempting almost 200,000 businesses altogether, Kansas legislators are turning their attention to money set aside for state highway projects. Though not necessary, it was probably inevitable. It’s not necessary because scaling back the overly aggressive tax cuts would go

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