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  • Editorials | June 22, 2014

    Naming dorm for Wefald appropriate

    Naming a big new dorm at Kansas State University for Jon Wefald is a fine gesture. Sure, it would be a bit more typical to name a classroom building for a former university president. Historically, that’s been the pattern — hence Anderson, Denison and Waters

  • Editorials | June 19, 2014

    Tuition increases add to students’ load

    It’s tough to spin a 5.2-percent tuition increase as “restrained,” but that’s what Fred Logan, a Leawood attorney who is chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents, did on Wednesday. He said that the tuition increases the Regents approved are the lowest for

  • Editorials | June 18, 2014

    Suspect’s capture renews old debates

    So divisive is just about anything pertaining to the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that even good news sparks debate in our nation’s capital. The good, or at least somewhat satisfying, news is that U.S. special forces captured a

  • Editorials | June 17, 2014

    Getting answers faster can save lives

    Fairly or not, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sometimes been depicted as an impediment in the development of new drugs and treatments for the various illnesses that afflict humans. Perhaps the bureaucracy that hampers so many government agencies is a reason, or

  • Editorials | June 16, 2014

    Roberts’ tenure is a curious issue

    Can Milton Wolf topple U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in the Republican primary election in August? We’re inclined to doubt it, and we have plenty of company. But we’re also inclined to think Sen. Roberts ought to campaign as if anything is possible.

  • Editorials | June 15, 2014

    A few words on election letters

    We don’t anticipate a lot of active campaigning this season from local legislative candidates, most of whom will win by something approaching default. Still, there will be contested races, several of which — governor and secretary of state, for example — could become increasingly interesting in

  • Editorials | June 13, 2014

    Show your colors on Flag Day

    If you’re free tomorrow morning and feel even remotely patriotic, you might drop by City Hall. In a brief ceremony at 9 a.m., citizens — maybe a few, maybe quite a few – will participate in a brief ceremonial raising of the U.S. Flag. Among

  • Editorials | June 12, 2014

    World Cup begins to runneth over

    In America, it’s baseball season. The Kansas City Royals have won nine of 13 games, and their 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night vaulted the team into second place in their division, just two games behind the Detroit Tigers. While the Royals are

  • Editorials | June 11, 2014

    ‘We’re going to stand for these rights’

    Three cheers for the black ministers in the Wichita area who, in response to voter ID laws they consider discriminatory and anti-democratic, are launching an effort to register new voters and get voters to the polls. One of the ministers, the Rev. Reuben Eckels of

  • Editorials | June 10, 2014

    Is lawsuit best way to recover tenure?

    We don’t know whether the state’s largest teachers organization will win its anticipated lawsuit against the state or whether it should, but a few thoughts come to mind as this process unfolds. The lawsuit is the one the Kansas National Education Association indicated


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