• 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 .

  • A hotdog is now a guilty pleasure

    We have a couple of questions in the wake of the World Health Organization’s conclusion earlier this week that processed meat raises the risk of colon cancer. First, has there been anyone out there in the last decade or .

  • Scrutiny of pasture burning intensifies

    Area ranchers probably hope Riley County Commissioner Bob Boyd is wrong, but they also should know better than to ignore his warning at Monday’s commission meeting. During a discussion of pasture burning, the Environmental Protection Agency and air quality .

  • Are college students really so helpless?

    We’re tempted to offer three cheers for the League of Women Voters and faculty members at three Kansas public universities for developing a course to instruct college students on how to register to vote. After all, college students who .

  • Time to preserve neighborhood is now

    Downzoning an almost 11-block area east of City Park isn’t just a good idea, it’s one that’s years overdue. What’s more, the failure to take advantage of the present opportunity could doom the area to further .

  • A daring raid, a tragic new tally

    Though it matters immensely to those most affected, the death of a U.S. soldier in combat isn’t always noticed in America. After all, more than 4,000 U.S. military personnel were killed in the last Iraq war. But a .

  • State efficiency is not optional

    It was news earlier this month when the state of Kansas hired an efficiency expert to scrutinize the state budget. Unfortunately, it was news for the wrong reason. That’s because the $2.6 million being spent on a firm that has .

  • Kline again at odds with Supreme Court

    Phill Kline is at it again, trying to blame others for his legal troubles. Not content to have abused his authority as Kansas attorney general, he is now suing the entire Kansas Supreme Court and just about anyone else who .


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