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  • EDITORIAL | Enough harm has been done

    “Just looking to see if anybody has any information… so we can pick up the pieces and go on.” Those were some of the words spoken by Darryl Wilhelm in a video statement to whoever might visit the Riley County .

  • EDITORIAL | Taylor seems to be a good fit for KSU

    We’d like to welcome Gene Taylor and his family to Manhattan, and to wish him well. He’s got some major challenges ahead, but at first blush he seems like a good person to tackle them. Mr. Taylor, as .

  • EDITORIAL | Discovery Center one of city’s gems

    Back when the Flint Hills Discovery Center was an “issue” instead of a functioning museum and learning center, critics — there were plenty of them — likened it to a boondoggle and said it would never pay its own way. Well, in .

  • EDITORIAL | Recreation plan taking shape

    There’s a lot to like at this stage in the planning of enough parks and recreation facilities to meet the needs of all but Manhattan residents who had their hearts set on a new indoor pool. Among highlights of .

  • EDITORIAL | One more policy reversal, please

    President Donald Trump’s recent spate of position reversals — on China, Russia, NATO and even Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen — has some Americans, particularly his hard-core supporters, nervous and most others delighted. Flip-flopping, if that’s what’s going on, .

  • Trump getting some things right

    President Donald Trump in recent days has changed direction, mostly for the better, on multiple foreign affairs matters. Belatedly, he has recognized the value of NATO, an alliance he ridiculed as obsolete during the presidential campaign. Rather than acknowledge his .

  • EDITORIAL | After close race, business as usual?

    Maybe politicians just can’t help themselves. When a candidate wins, as Republican Ron Estes did in the special election Tuesday for the 4th Congressional District seat, he has the opportunity to sound gracious, to unify disparate constituencies. He decided .

  • EDITORIAL | ‘Involuntary deboarding’

    Airline passengers who needed a primer on the term “involuntary deboarding” got a graphic one via cellphone video of a passenger being dragged down the aisle of a United Airlines flight Sunday night at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Despite .

  • EDITORIAL | Former Sen. King has much to prove

    The individual the Legislative Coordinating Council chose on Friday to represent the Kansas Legislature in legal matters pertaining to the school finance bill and the Kansas Supreme Court is familiar with both school funding and the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, that .

  • EDITORIAL | Beer compromise not so ‘grand’

    Advocates of selling 6-percent beer in Kansas grocery stores, convenience stores and drug stores finally won a key legislative victory, with first the House of Representatives and then the Senate approving the measure last week. But legislative supporters and the .

  • EDITORIAL | Trump’s strike on Syria justified

    President Donald Trump acted appropriately Thursday in ordering an attack involving dozens of Tomahawk missiles on the Syrian airbase from which Syrian aircraft earlier this week launched a nerve gas attack that killed scores of civilians, including more than a .

  • EDITORIAL | What has a century taught us?

    Every April 6 in the “Today in History” columns in U.S. newspapers, an item observes that it is the anniversary of the day in 1917 that the United States officially declared war on Germany. History unfolded when the House of Representatives, .


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