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Opinion - Editorials

  • 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

  • Editorials | August 27, 2014

    Childhood poverty has its price

    We’d like to think that when Kansas legislators inquire about the increase in the number of public school students who receive free and reduced-price lunches, lawmakers’ real concern is the growing poverty in Kansas, not the possibility that school districts are manipulating the numbers

  • Editorials | August 26, 2014

    Great relief, greater desperation

    The news last week from Atlanta could scarcely have been better. Two Americans who had acquired Ebola while caring for patients in West Africa and had been flown to Emory University Hospital for emergency treatment emerged from the hospital — cured. The situation in West Africa

  • Editorials | August 25, 2014

    It’s our own ideals we fail to meet

    Surprise, surprise. Russia, China, Iran, Egypt and other nations with abysmal civil rights records have pounced on the shooting death by a police officer of an unarmed black teenager and the subsequent riots and police crackdown in Ferguson, Mo., as evidence of U.S. hypocrisy.

  • Editorials | August 22, 2014

    KCC goes to bat for ratepayers

    Usually when Kansans hear about Westar Energy and the Kansas Corporation Commission, it has to do with a request for a rate increase. Now, however, the KCC has filed a complaint against Westar, the state’s largest electric utility, that ought to delight ratepayers but

  • Editorials | August 21, 2014

    Let investigators do their work

    We’d like to believe that all federal employees are beyond reproach, that they perform their duties conscientiously, and that at all levels of service, they’re accountable to the public. Among other things, such an admirable level of service would reduce, if not eliminate,

  • Editorials | August 20, 2014

    A grisly ‘Message to America’

    The beheading of James W. Foley, an American freelance photojournalist, by a member of the Islamic State, was nothing less than barbaric — evil. So is the threat to execute another captured American journalist unless President Barack Obama halts the U.S. bombing campaign against the

  • Editorials | August 19, 2014

    Judge’s words bewildering

    “I think I need to keep in mind the public’s right to know, not necessarily the individual media.” So said Labette County District Judge Robert Fleming last week in denying a request from the Parsons Sun to review affidavits for search warrants and the

  • Editorials | August 18, 2014

    RCPD knows the value of trust

    In the wake of the shooting death of an 18-year-old black man and the ensuing racial tension in Ferguson, Mo., the willingness of the Riley County Police Department’s leadership to discuss the potential for such an occurrence here was refreshing. That willingness underscores Assistant

  • Editorials | August 17, 2014

    Aggieville businesses rose to the occasion

    New Year’s Eve is more than four months away, yet there’s already reason to break out the noisemakers. Aggieville businesses have stepped forward with a commitment to underwrite the event, which has been a fixture in the entertainment district for more than a


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