Editorials

  • Good riddance to $25 ATM limit

    The punitive and insulting $25 daily limit on how much Kansans who receive cash assistance from the state could withdraw from ATMs is gone — done away with before it even took effect. Good. Phyllis Gilmore, secretary of the Kansas Department for .

  • Ebola vaccine shows value of collaboration

    It isn’t often that medical personnel have trouble containing their enthusiasm about a breakthrough, but the Ebola vaccine announced Friday has generated justifiable excitement. As Jeremy Farr, director of the Wellcome Trust, wrote in the Guardian, “I normally like .

  • School year isn’t here quite yet

    Manhattan students who think the school year is upon them ought to be glad they’re not teachers. Students still have two full weeks of summer, which might seem like the blink of an eye to them (but might be .

  • Voter ID law impact is worth knowing

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach is proud of the voter ID law he ushered through the Kansas Legislature. Considered one of the strictest in the nation, he considers it an important safeguard against voter fraud. That might well be, but .

  • Suddenly… or not, Mullah Omar is gone

    Reports of Mullah Omar’s death that surfaced this week might not be premature, but they are accompanied by contradictions and unanswered questions. The mysterious Mullah Omar may have been dead for two years, although that, like much else associated .

  • Pollard was a spy, not a victim

    Jonathan Pollard, who betrayed his country while working as a Navy intelligence analyst in the 1980s, is about to be released on parole. Although 30 years, which is what he will have served when he is released, is probably long enough, .

  • Everybody Counts isn’t just a slogan

    “If you need help please come. If you can help, please come. This event is for everyone.” So said the Rev. Patrick McLaughlin, pastor at the First United Methodist Church, about Everybody Counts, a gathering Saturday at which literally everyone .

  • Important work too rarely noticed

    Often when a corrections department is in the news, the news isn’t good. As often as not, the news involves an escape or a scandal. Thus the report this week that the Riley County Community Corrections Department is functioning .

  • Governor should have known better

    If he likes, Gov. Sam Brownback can continue to make the case that Kansas teachers are overpaid or even adequately paid. But if he’s content to ignore how many of them are leaving jobs in this state for greener .

  • Irregularities are worth a closer look

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach considers himself the champion of election integrity. He’s not only made it difficult for some law-abiding Kansans to vote, but he persuaded the Kansas Legislature to give him the authority to prosecute suspected cases .

  • Discoveries amaze, inspire

    Humans this week have been treated to a couple of remarkable discoveries, both of which involve old objects with the capacity to inspire. One involves fragments of a Koran, the scripture of Islam, that could date to the time of .

  • Westar rate request is excessive

    Westar Energy isn’t always negotiating a rate increase, but it sometimes seems like it. The power company, which received a $30.7 million rate increase in 2013, is now seeking a $152 million boost. If granted, it would gradually raise the fixed cost .


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