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Opinion - Editorials

  • 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

  • Editorials | May 13, 2014

    Jenkins ought to know better

    One can fault Kansas regulators for giving U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins permission to continue to identify herself in her congressional and campaign literature as a certified public accountant, even though she ceased being one when her certification expired in 2012. It has the look of

  • Editorials | May 12, 2014

    Bake sales do more good than harm

    We understand the importance of limiting junk food in schools. We’ve extolled the virtues of a healthy diet and regular exercise in a slew of editorials in recent years, and the types of foods available at schools play a role in that effort. We

  • Editorials | May 11, 2014

    Happy Mother’s Day

    It’s Mother’s Day, and we have nothing but good wishes for the mothers, grandmothers, great- and great-great grandmothers and mothers who don’t fit into those categories. In observing this happy occasion, we acknowledge that every mother in America already knows about it.

  • Editorials | May 09, 2014

    Veterans deserve better from VA

    For the first time in decades, the American Legion, a veterans group with some 2.4 million members, has called for public officials to resign. It wants Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki and two other officials to step down. The American Legion has taken this extreme measure

  • Editorials | May 08, 2014

    Doing nothing is no solution

    Perhaps Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, is correct. Perhaps President Barack Obama is exploiting the most recent national assessment of climate change to expand federal reach. “With this report,” Sen. Inhofe told the Washington Post, “the president is attempting to once again distract Americans

  • Editorials | May 07, 2014

    Congratulations, MHS forensics team

    Usually when we congratulate a group of high school students for winning a state championship, their triumph is an athletic feat. Given the strong traditions at area high schools in multiple sports, hardly a season goes by that one team or another doesn’t prevail.


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