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  • Editorials | May 26, 2014

    A day to remember fallen warriors

    There is something peaceful and gratifying about Americans — young ones and old ones — planting American flags at the gravestones of soldiers who died defending our nation. It is a simple, beautiful, act. Some of the gravestones are from wars decades ago; others are fairly new.

  • Editorials | May 23, 2014

    A few things to feel good about

    We’d like to tip our cap to a few encouraging recent developments, two in Manhattan and one in Topeka: •First, we note with obvious pleasure the expansion at Florence Manufacturing, a Manhattan company that plans to add 100 production jobs. Florence expects to employ more

  • Editorials | May 22, 2014

    Tragedy can mar summer fun

    One of our multiple starts of summer occurs today when the school year comes to an end. That means, among other things, that more children will be out and about — on foot and on bicycles. And that, in turn, means motorists will have to be

  • Editorials | May 21, 2014

    A status quo worth keeping

    The Riley County Police Department has acted prudently in deciding against changing the way it handles alcohol violation citations at taverns. The writing of individual citations will continue to be up to investigating officers, and whether violations will be forwarded to Kansas Alcohol Beverage Control

  • Editorials | May 21, 2014

    Signs of the times?

    We suppose the move toward electronic signs in Manhattan is inevitable. After all, businesses and organizations erect signs to convey messages, and digital electronic signs might convey those messages in more modern fashion than traditional signs do. We get that, and we know what century

  • Editorials | May 19, 2014

    Summer quiet comes right on cue

    Just like that, it’s summer. Well, maybe not quite just like that, and it’s not quite summer. But as the first work week after Kansas State University’s many graduation ceremonies — it takes a slew of them to confer more than 3,000 degrees — something

  • Editorials | May 16, 2014

    What will our city be like in 2035?

    We rather like the Manhattan conjured up Wednesday by residents who participated in a long-range planning exercise. What’s not to like about more green space, better bicycle access and clean air? Those are just three of the items that participants mentioned as important in

  • Editorials | May 15, 2014

    A setback for Kansas counties

    It wasn’t a surprise, but it was nevertheless disappointing that Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday signed legislation that will eliminate the mortgage registration fee over several years. The new law, which had been supported by the Kansas banking and real estate lobbies, will save

  • Editorials | May 14, 2014

    Conscientious volunteers

    One might quibble about an item or two, but if the recent work of the city-university projects fund committee is any indication, the citizens who make recommendations for expenditures from that special fund take their volunteer roles seriously. Because revenue for the fund comes from

  • Editorials | May 13, 2014

    We’ll tip our hat for small businesses

    Small Business Week isn’t one of those “Stop the presses!” events, but that doesn’t make it unimportant. It merited attention Monday with proclamations by President Barack Obama and the Riley County Commission, and plenty more such proclamations are yet to come. Small Business


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