Editorials

  • ‘Adequate security’ deadline unrealistic

    In a little more than a year and a half, just about anyone adult who wants to will be able to carry a concealed gun into classrooms and auditoriums at Kansas colleges and universities. That’s because first, in what .

  • We cannot repay our debt to veterans

    Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and Manhattan will commemorate the occasion as it has for a number of years. Events will include a parade featuring veterans organizations, units from the 1st Infantry Division, the 1st Infantry Division band, several school bands .

  • How much worse must it get?

    It’s strange, but no matter how dire the state’s financial news is, it’s never bad enough to give the governor and his political allies second thoughts about the income-tax cuts they approved in 2012 and 2013 that initiated the .

  • Myanmar gropes with change

    Though the event might not be on the radar of most Americans, some 30 million citizens of Myanmar are expected to go to the polls Sunday in the country’s parliamentary elections. For many of them, it will be a new .

  • From the bureau of far-fetched ideas…

    Forty-three million dollars would be a nice lottery haul for just about any American, but it’s a relative pittance in the Defense Department budget. The sum would likely be even less conspicuous if sequestration hadn’t cut into the .

  • Situation won’t turn itself around

    The succession of monthly state revenue disappointments has all but dashed Kansans’ hopes that the Legislature’s historic sales and cigarette tax increases last spring had offset the imbalance created by the income tax cuts of 2012 and 2013. The lamentable reality .

  • MHS girls set pace in cross country

    We don’t often have the pleasure of writing about champions in consecutive issues, but the past few days have been more memorable than most. The day before the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets in the World .

  • The replays will never get old

    About the only thing better than waking up to learn that your favorite baseball team has won the World Series is staying up until the wee hours to see it happen live. The Kansas City Royals delivered with a 7-2 .

  • Police must confront biases

    The national conversation about police tactics and race came to Manhattan this past week, when a University of Kansas professor gave an intelligent presentation on the subject at Kansas State University. Prof. Charles Epp’s argument was that police ought .

  • Are roads best use for sales tax?

    The Manhattan city government is looking to raise the sales tax to pay for better roads. Pardon us for yawning, but it’s hard to get too excited about pavement. Raising the sales tax is not terribly appealing, either, so .

  • About Christmas at Thanksgiving…

    It’s not quite Halloween, which means it’s time to start talking about not talking about Christmas. Got it? The latest development in this ongoing cultural evolution is the decision by REI, an outdoor clothing and equipment maker, to .

  • Dr. Shannon did what needed done

    The local school board started talking about hiring a new superintendent Wednesday night, with an eye toward the future. That’s as it should be. We’ll have more to say on that process as it unfolds, but this seems .


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