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  • Editorials | June 15, 2014

    A few words on election letters

    We don’t anticipate a lot of active campaigning this season from local legislative candidates, most of whom will win by something approaching default. Still, there will be contested races, several of which — governor and secretary of state, for example — could become increasingly interesting in

  • Editorials | June 13, 2014

    Show your colors on Flag Day

    If you’re free tomorrow morning and feel even remotely patriotic, you might drop by City Hall. In a brief ceremony at 9 a.m., citizens — maybe a few, maybe quite a few – will participate in a brief ceremonial raising of the U.S. Flag. Among

  • Editorials | June 12, 2014

    World Cup begins to runneth over

    In America, it’s baseball season. The Kansas City Royals have won nine of 13 games, and their 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night vaulted the team into second place in their division, just two games behind the Detroit Tigers. While the Royals are

  • Editorials | June 11, 2014

    ‘We’re going to stand for these rights’

    Three cheers for the black ministers in the Wichita area who, in response to voter ID laws they consider discriminatory and anti-democratic, are launching an effort to register new voters and get voters to the polls. One of the ministers, the Rev. Reuben Eckels of

  • Editorials | June 10, 2014

    Is lawsuit best way to recover tenure?

    We don’t know whether the state’s largest teachers organization will win its anticipated lawsuit against the state or whether it should, but a few thoughts come to mind as this process unfolds. The lawsuit is the one the Kansas National Education Association indicated

  • Editorials | June 09, 2014

    Measles outbreak easily preventable

    The 300-plus cases of measles that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recorded in the United States thus far this year don’t sound like many. That’s about one in 1 million Americans. Yet through just five months, the total for this year

  • Editorials | June 08, 2014

    Will ball drop be an old acquaintance?

    It’s hard to imagine the Little Apple New Year’s Eve, complete with the apple drop from Varney’s Book Store, happening anywhere except Aggieville. It’s harder though, to imagine this event, which began in 2003 and annually draws thousands of people to Aggieville,

  • Editorials | June 06, 2014

    Sacrifices on D-Day unforgettable

    Every year, fewer members of the 1st Infantry Division and other U.S. and allied units who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, are alive to commemorate the occasion. Today, of course, marks the 70th anniversary of that historic assault, and those who were

  • Editorials | June 05, 2014

    EPA moves in right direction

    Given that President Obama talks about issues more effectively than he fights for them, it’s far too early to predict much in the way of follow through on the Environmental Protection Agency’s ‘s proposals to reduce carbon emissions. That’s unfortunate because the

  • Editorials | June 04, 2014

    Re-election should not be this easy

    We’re glad Manhattan is represented in the Kansas House of Representatives by responsible individuals, but we still don’t like the idea that they can skate to re-election. That is the case. That’s because neither 66th District Rep. Sydney Carlin, a Democrat, nor 67


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