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  • Editorials | September 12, 2014

    A chilly dose of things to come

    For some folks, a high temperature in the low 50s in the first half of September is an almost unimaginable gift — yet another in a series of cool spells in what is normally a warm season. For others, however, today’s not-very-warm temperature — and worse,

  • Editorials | September 11, 2014

    Rescinding unjust bonuses is proper

    It’s good that Sen. Jerry Moran intends to introduce legislation to require Veterans Administration employees who participated in a system to keep the names of veterans needing care off of waiting lists to repay any bonuses they received in that endeavor. Sen. Moran, a

  • Editorials | September 11, 2014

    Safely unremarkable

    If you’re not familiar with Expedition 40 or one of its members, Steve Swanson, you’ve probably got plenty of company. Expedition 40 is a crew of three astronauts — including Dr. Swanson —  who returned today from the International Space Station. Dr. Swanson’s mates were

  • 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

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