If the governor, legislative leaders, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Policy Institute want to throw out the existing school finance formula, it simply doesn’t matter what education officials in districts large and small and in every corner of the state say.
President Barack Obama was correct during his remarks on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday to point out that although racism and other forms of bigotry exist in this country, much progress has been made. “Ask the female CEO who once might have been assigned
It isn’t often that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and key city staff find themselves at odds, but that’s the case on the issue of selling beer on certain occasions at Twin Oaks Sports Complex at Anneberg Park. To oversimplify, most parks
If we were superstitious, we might worry about the fact that the moon will be full on Fake Patty’s Day. Instead, we’ll simply extend the hope, as we have for a number of years now, that the college students and the twentysomethings who
Where such ideas come from is anyone’s guess, but at least one cockamamie education proposal that surfaced in the Kansas Legislature all but died Thursday in the House Education Committee. At issue was a bill that would prohibit anyone who lives with, is married
The Flint Hills Discovery Center, which in its brief existence has become one of Manhattan’s gems, will shine a little brighter thanks to the generosity of residents Marty Vanier and Bob Krause. As was announced Wednesday morning, they’re donating $750,000 to the center. Most
One hopes House Speaker John Boehner will do the right thing, even if it costs him his leadership position in the House of Representatives. That would be an act of statesmanship, and it is sorely needed. The most conservative House Republicans, members of the so-called
Congratulations abound after a memorable weekend for Manhattan High School athletes. One of them is now a state champion and others are enjoying Centennial League titles. The state champion is Mason Wallace, a sophomore. He might weigh just 132 pounds, but he’s mighty big on
It might not rise to the level of a great achievement, but members of the Kansas Senate and House deserve credit for separate bills that do less harm than many lawmakers had originally contemplated. Both houses approved teacher negotiation measures that reflect a compromise that
Readers might remember earlier this month a splash of publicity about manned missions to Mars — one-way missions. That publicity involved the Mars One Project, which plans to establish a permanent mission on the Red Planet in 2024, and had narrowed its list of potential pioneers to 100.
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