Friday, November 27, 2015

Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | October 14, 2015

    City’s development program working

    Two decades ago, Manhattan was in sorry shape. Fort Riley was cutting back severely – the First Infantry Division packed up and moved to Germany – and the community was shrinking. Businesses were scrambling, schools were closing, and local leaders were hoping for a spark. They came

  • Editorials | October 13, 2015

    Some failures are cause for joy

    If you missed what was peddled as the “Global Rally for Humanity” over the weekend, you didn’t miss much. Apparently generated — instigated, actually — on social media, the global rally was supposed to be an occasion for the bigots among us, especially those who hate

  • Editorials | October 12, 2015

    ‘Innovation and Inspiration’

    Kansas State University’s billion dollar fundraising campaign is nothing if not impressive. That can be said as well for the $766 million that has been raised in the last five years under the leadership of the KSU Foundation. That sum provided quite a jump-start and

  • Editorials | October 10, 2015

    Rental inspections, or something less?

    It was only a matter of time before the issue of a rental inspection program resurfaced at a Manhattan City Commission meeting. Five years ago, after considerable and sometimes heated debate, a previous commission approved a reasonable though imperfect rental inspection program. Unfortunately, it lasted

  • Editorials | October 09, 2015

    It’s not quite extra, but it’s nice to have

    Given the wrenching saga of the Kansas budget, the chronic funding problems of public schools and the succession of university tuition increases, word Thursday that Riley County is ahead for the year by $3.5 million is a breath of fresh air. The news came in Riley

  • Editorials | October 09, 2015

    At long last, a proper welcome

    Yet another bit of good local news involves progress — tangible progress — on a sign atop a bridge pier in the Kansas River greeting motorists entering Manhattan on K-177. For years such a sign seemed like a good idea that was doomed by a lack of

  • Editorials | October 08, 2015

    State should accept Medicaid expansion

    The question of expanding Medicaid in Kansas is complicated, what with insurance coverage of some 150,000 low-income Kansans and the financial health of at least some of the state’s hospitals just some of the factors at stake. But a proposal to expand Medicaid to provide

  • Editorials | October 07, 2015

    Help Cats for Cans help others

    There’s a big game this Saturday in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Wildcats will take on Texas Christian University, the No. 2 team in the country. A lot will have to go right for K-State to prevail, and we’re confident that the stadium will

  • Editorials | October 06, 2015

    Flu vaccine a prudent move

    Signs alerting area residents about the availability of flu shots have been visible near Manhattan’s large grocery stores and drug stores for a couple of weeks now. Monday’s Mercury held another timely reminder that flu season is approaching, courtesy of a story on

  • Editorials | October 05, 2015

    Baseball season still going strong

    Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals. They’re in the American League playoffs for the second consecutive year, and unlike last year, when they entered through the side door, this year they’ve made themselves the team to beat. On Sunday they wrapped up home-field

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