Editorials

  • Another month, another shortfall

    It would be wrong to suggest that August tax collections in Kansas, which fell $30 million short of expectations, spell doom for the state. But they are disappointing, and not just because they didn’t meet expectations. They’re also disappointing .

  • Can ‘outsiders’ keep ‘insiders’ out?

    It’s hard to imagine Donald Trump as president, if only because he’s, well, the Donald. It’s also hard to picture Dr. Ben Carson in the Oval Office, though that’s because he’s still something of a .

  • Governing by ultimatum

    It isn’t often that district court judges need a lawyer. But this is Kansas, where Gov. Sam Brown-back and his conservative allies in the Legislature, not content to control two branches of government, want to call the shots in .

  • KSU students have much to give

    Now that K-State’s returning students have gotten reacquainted and new students have found their way around campus, we hope both groups extend their reach further. We hope they become part of this larger community. We’re not talking just .

  • Good marks for MHS

    Though the State Finance Council didn’t have much in the way of good news for the Manhattan-Ogden School District last week, the district’s ACT report was a step in the right direction. The average 2015 composite ACT score for .

  • Trump, Kobach kindred spirits?

    Well, Donald Trump must be right about immigration. None other than Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says so. Mr. Kobach, a conservative who’s perhaps better known for his antipathy toward illegal immigrants than as an elected official from .

  • Will anything change this time?

    Individuals who should not be allowed to carry guns have wrought horror large and small in this country in recent years. They’ve slaughtered school children in their classrooms, mowed down moviegoers in darkened theaters, shot up work places and, .

  • New formula leaves districts wanting

    Officials in the Manhattan-Ogden School District knew better than to count on getting the roughly $498,000 in emergency state assistance they had applied for to cope with more than 100 and as many as 125 new students. Unfortunately, experience has taught them — and .

  • Repeal tax lid on local governments

    The Riley County Commission is absolutely right to try to nudge the Kansas Association of Counties to seek legislation that would repeal the tax lid the Kansas Legislature has imposed on local governments. Trouble is, the conservatives who control the .

  • Heroic act shines over troubled world

    Apart from some timely heroism aboard a train in France, it hasn’t been a good few days for the world.  A sampling of recent or lingering woes: • Stock markets across the globe have plummeted, with the drops attributed .

  • Turn recreation plans into reality

    As gratifying as was the City Commission’s acceptance Tuesday of a plan to improve and expand Manhattan’s recreation facilities, acceptance was just one step, and not the most challenging one. The plan — called the Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan — .

  • College Republicans call for change

    Three cheers for the Kansas Federation of College Republicans. That organization, which has chapters at Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, Wichita State and multiple other colleges and universities, has adopted a resolution calling for repeal of the death .


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