We are delighted to learn that the Kansas National Guard will be adding to its present strength in Manhattan. The addition will be in the form of the 130th Field Artillery Brigade headquarters, which will operate out of the National Guard armory on Levee Drive.
Once there was reason to believe that Americans collectively would come to our senses about guns and gun violence. If nothing else, maybe the shock of mass murders would jolt us into productive actions. Such tragedies have made household words of Columbine, Newtown, Virginia Tech
Funny thing about the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. It wouldn’t make the cost of air travel more transparent; it would make it murkier. That’s not the stated purpose, of course, of advocates of the bill, a group that starts with the airline industry.
You’d think the folks at the Internal Revenue Service would be smarter. After all, the IRS is the agency Americans love to hate. You’d at least think that after being raked over the coals for bullying taxpayers a few years ago and more
The Kansas Board of Regents shouldn’t be surprised that faculty at its universities feel double- crossed. The Regents last December drew up a policy on the use of social media, largely in response to an anti-NRA tweet by a journalism professor at the University
If the Kansas Bankers Association is so concerned about lowering fees, perhaps it ought to encourage its members to lower some of the fees they routinely charge their customers. That would likely help more Kansans than repealing the mortgage registration fee. Eliminating that fee, which
We support the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education’s decision Wednesday night to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy. We do so despite some concern that including the two categories could increase the likelihood of a lawsuit against the district by someone
“Similar to dawn or dusk on a spring day,” is how Geoff Marcey, an astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley, described Kepler-186f, the most Earth-like planet that hunters and their telescopes have yet turned up. The description is certainly intriguing. Kepler-186f — so
Wynn Butler, who was installed as Manhattan’s mayor at the City Commission meeting Tuesday, is an unabashed fiscal conservative. The city needs folks in authority whose focus is on the bottom line, and Mayor Butler has shown himself to be a prudent steward. We,
We’re confident that Kansans and other admirers of former President Dwight Eisenhower will one day enjoy visiting a memorial in his honor on trips to our nation’s capital. But we can’t begin to guess when that day will come. Already, plans have
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