Monday, August 31, 2015



Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | September 10, 2014

    Congress’ position should be clear

    President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he already has the authority to take military action against the Islamic State but would welcome action in Congress that would “demonstrate to the world that the United States is united” in the effort to vanquish ISIS.

  • Editorials | September 09, 2014

    Legislature’s fix might need work

    We don’t know how long property valuation appeals should take, though they ought to be handled in a timely manner. In the past, it wasn’t unusual for appeals to take several months. Even though that was often the result of backlogs, that seems

  • Editorials | September 08, 2014

    Let Congress reform immigration

    President Barack Obama, who has faced repeated criticism for not following through on promises, was wise in recent days to back away from his commitment to an executive directive that could have changed the legal status of millions of undocumented immigrants. Unfortunately, rather than say

  • Editorials | September 07, 2014

    Roberts-Orman race worth watching

    We’re not ready to handicap this fall’s U.S. Senate race, but we’re comfortable saying Chad Taylor won’t win. Mr. Taylor, the once serious and now reluctant Democratic candidate, made a mess of things last week when he formally withdrew from

  • Editorials | September 05, 2014

    City’s growth rate impressive

    It ought to be obvious to anyone driving around Manhattan that our city has been growing. Homes — entire neighborhoods —are being built and restaurants and other businesses continue to open or expand. A population of 50,000 once seemed distant, yet Manhattan now is a metropolitan statistical

  • Editorials | September 03, 2014

    Difficult jobs well done

    Local property taxes are going up next year.  That’s not good news, but neither is it a surprise. In fact, it is necessary for Manhattan, Riley County and the Manhattan-Ogden School District to maintain their levels of service. On the positive side, the

  • Editorials | September 02, 2014

    What’s North Korea up to this time?

    No sooner did CNN report that it was given access to three Americans being held in North Korea than many Americans began thinking they had seen this movie before. North Korea was up to its cloak-and-dagger best, leading a CNN crew whose members thought they

  • Editorials | August 31, 2014

    A well earned day off

    Americans who Googled “Labor Day 2014” last week might have found little information about Labor Day and lots — and lots — of Labor Day sale options. Nothing wrong with that. Sales are part of the Labor Day landscape, just as they’re part of Memorial Day, the

  • Editorials | August 29, 2014

    Who wants the data, and why?

    We don’t blame officials in a number of Kansas school districts for being curious about why one or more legislators want records about certain contacts school personnel have initiated with legislators and statewide officeholders. We, too, are curious, even though the request hasn’t

  • Editorials | August 28, 2014

    Green space to be awash in purple

    Professional football teams may have been playing preseason games for several weeks now, and college and high school teams are making final preparations for their season-openers. But nothing, at least in Manhattan, heralds the onset of a new football season quite like the Purple Power


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