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  • Editorials | March 16, 2015

    Legislators ignorant about higher ed

    It’s possible that state Rep. J.R.Claeys late last week simply fell into the Twitter trap that ensnares so many of its users. He used it to explain that legislators should encourage universities to emphasize high-priority areas that don’t include women’s

  • Editorials | March 13, 2015

    Don’t weaken energy standards

    The struggle over renewable energy standards has trouble competing with school funding and tax issues for attention this legislative session. Yet Kansans should know that efforts are again under way to weaken existing — and reasonable — legislation pertaining to renewable energy standards for electric utilities. The

  • Editorials | March 12, 2015

    She still finds time to climb trees

    In a world filled with people who clamor for attention, a seventh-grader named Ella Rosenkranz is refreshing. This 12-year-old Eisenhower Middle School student, who is both reserved and candid, has plenty to boast about, including her victory Saturday in the regional spelling bee in Topeka.

  • Editorials | March 11, 2015

    Tournament time brief but intense

    The weather this week might scream spring, but it’s a winter sport — basketball — that continues to hold the attention of area sports fans. And no wonder. The Kansas State Wildcats, who haven’t been as successful as they had hoped, have a chance to

  • Editorials | March 10, 2015

    Legislators aren’t being honest

    If the governor, legislative leaders, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Policy Institute want to throw out the existing school finance formula, it simply doesn’t matter what education officials in districts large and small and in every corner of the state say.

  • Editorials | March 09, 2015

    Noble goals that deserve support

    President Barack Obama was correct during his remarks on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday to point out that although racism and other forms of bigotry exist in this country, much progress has been made. “Ask the female CEO who once might have been assigned

  • Editorials | March 07, 2015

    Beer at Twin Oaks is worth considering

    It isn’t often that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and key city staff find themselves at odds, but that’s the case on the issue of selling beer on certain occasions at Twin Oaks Sports Complex at Anneberg Park. To oversimplify, most parks

  • Editorials | March 06, 2015

    Fake Patty’s Day is quite real

    If we were superstitious, we might worry about the fact that the moon will be full on Fake Patty’s Day. Instead, we’ll simply extend the hope, as we have for a number of years now, that the college students and the twentysomethings who

  • Editorials | March 06, 2015

    A bad idea is buried

    Where such ideas come from is anyone’s guess, but at least one cockamamie education proposal that surfaced in the Kansas Legislature all but died Thursday in the House Education Committee. At issue was a bill that would prohibit anyone who lives with, is married

  • Editorials | March 05, 2015

    Discovery Center gets a big boost

    The Flint Hills Discovery Center, which in its brief existence has become one of Manhattan’s gems, will shine a little brighter thanks to the generosity of residents Marty Vanier and Bob Krause. As was announced Wednesday morning, they’re donating $750,000 to the center. Most

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