Childhood obesity, an acknowledged and even growing problem in the United States, has been associated with a variety of medical problems. Only rarely, however, is it linked with national security. That occurred this week, however, as six retired generals campaigned .
The Kansas Board of Education’s decision Tuesday to allow six school districts to bypass teacher licensure requirements in certain cases is an imperfect solution to what will probably be a growing problem. There is, after all, more to teaching .
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is a candidate for his party’s presidential nomination, has rarely held back when a public figure rubs him the wrong way. He didn’t hold back on Sunday when he described .
There’s a pretty simple reason why the Manhattan City Commission has decided to put a roundabout at the intersection of Anderson Avenue and Scenic Drive: Roundabouts work. They work better than stop lights or stop signs. They keep traffic .
Fort Riley is going to shrink, and that’s not good news for Manhattan. But considering the possibilities, we’ll take it. The Army announced Thursday that Fort Riley will lose 615 soldiers over the next two years. It’s not .
The Manhattan City Commission was wise on Tuesday to tap the brakes on the move to install artificial turf at a soccer field at Anneberg Park. Commissioners’ concerns focused on safety. The U.S. women’s soccer team had complained .
Gov. Sam Brownback, who last week indicated he would propose legislation to protect Kansans with religious objections to gay marriage from having to provide services for gay couples, decided not to wait until the next legislative session. On Tuesday, he .
The Manhattan-Area Chamber of Commerce made the right move in deciding not to renew its membership with the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. Though the state and Manhattan chambers share many goals with regard to business climate, the state Chamber’s .
Soccer purists who savor scores of 1 to nil or games in which penalty kicks decide the outcome after two scoreless halves might be reluctant to embrace Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final — unless they are Americans. The U.S. .
Even before he took office, Barack Obama promised that his tenure in the White House would be “the most transparent administration in history.” Not only has he not lived up to that pledge, but he celebrated Sunshine Week, the annual .
The Fourth of July might have a little more meaning if more Americans had a better understanding of the tension colonists felt in the summer of 1776 and the risks involved in writing and signing the Declaration of Independence. Those were .
A woman’s portrait will grace some of America’s paper money no later than 2020. That’s good, both because it’s long overdue and because 2020 happens to be the 100th anniversary of the 20th Amendment, which gave women the .
Subscribers can access a list of local public employees' 2014 pay records.
Get the latest news, weather and sports updates from The Mercury sent to your phone.
You can download and print: