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  • Trump’s tweet storms hazardous

    President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets this morning are vastly more constructive than tweet storms in recent days. This morning he announced via Twitter that he would be “leaving” his businesses to focus entirely on his presidency “While I am not .

  • They get paid for this folly?

    Members of the Riley County Commission are embarrassing themselves with this dust-up over the pay of a commissioner-elect. That individual is Marvin Rodriguez, who defeated Commissioner Bob Boyd in the Republican Primary in District 2 and ran unopposed in the General .

  • 200th win much like the others

    Everybody remembers the highlights: The 1998 team that went undefeated in the regular season, the 2003 team that demolished Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game, the 2012 team that won another conference championship. They remember the big names: Michael Bishop, Darren Sproles, Ell .

  • Would you pay to park at MHK?

    A growing parking shortage at Manhattan Regional Airport is the sort of problem planners ought to relish. It means that the airport is a popular place, providing services area travelers want. Yet adding needed parking provides a dilemma for city .

  • Romney would serve U.S. well

    President-elect Donald Trump’s consideration of Mitt Romney as secretary of State is a surprise, but it’s a welcome surprise. Less welcome, in our view, is the backlash from some of Mr. Trump’s base that’s especially evident .

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    It’s Thanksgiving Day, an occasion for honoring existing traditions and welcoming new ones. If you’re entertaining family and friends, we hope the guests you are counting on arrive safely. If loved ones are missing — perhaps in uniform overseas .

  • Local merchants have plenty to offer

    You probably don’t need to be reminded that today is not Small Business Saturday. This, after all, is Wednesday. Small Business Saturday comes this Saturday. In part to publicize Small Business Saturday but mostly to bring attention to local .

  • Kobach’s national ‘strategic plan’

    We’ve had our issues with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, particularly with regard to his extreme position on immigration and his contrived battle against voter fraud. They’ve done as much harm as good for Kansas. And while .

  • WHO sends a mixed message

    The Zika virus pretty much ceased being a threat in Kansas and other places that have experienced hard frosts, but the debate over the virus — and responses to it — goes on unabated. In fact that debate was renewed last week .

  • Let’s not start 2018 campaign yet

    No sooner does one election end than another begins. So it seems to be in Kansas, where before the lame ducks gather in Washington, one of the Kansas legislators who was re-elected acknowledged she is willing to consider running for .

  • College expenses add up quickly

    A 2.5-percent increase doesn’t add up to much when it’s on the cost of a cheeseburger or pizza. But on the cost of a home or a car — or on college room and board — the sting is more .

  • No, Clinton did not get cheated

    Misgivings about the presidency of Donald Trump are understandable. Tens of millions of Americans, as well as the leaders of our European allies, worry about the direction President-elect Trump will take the United States after he is sworn in. His .


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