• Strong tax bill still necessary

    It’s apparent Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback isn’t about to sign legislation that imperils the income-tax cuts he and conservative legislators pushed through during his first term. He’s vetoed such a measure once and there’s little doubt .

  • A great few days of basketball

    Championship week for state high school basketball is about as exciting as local sports gets. Starting Wednesday in a number of cities across the state, the boys and girls teams from schools large and small compete for state titles. Manhattan .

  • House opioid bill a good start

    The opioid epidemic hasn’t struck Kansas as hard as it has struck more populated, urban areas of the United States. But the use of opioids – in illegal form such as heroin and in prescribed form such as OxyContin and .

  • School district wants your ideas

    If you live in the Manhattan-Ogden School District and feel even remotely inclined to help the district, you can do it. And it won’t cost you a dime. In fact, along with the district, we encourage it, with the .

  • Let’s finally settle school finance

    Few legislators should be surprised that the Kansas Supreme Court has again ruled that the Legislature must increase funding for the state’s public schools. Most could see this ruling coming as soon as the case reached the Supreme Court. .

  • Revenue numbers show progress

    If Kansans knew only that the state has a funding shortfall in the range of $280 million that must be made up by the end of June, they might despair. If they were to recall that a few months ago the .

  • Shuffle the seats in Congress

    Let’s set aside what Donald Trump said in his address Tuesday to a joint session of Congress. Let’s set aside everything everybody else has said about it. Let’s talk briefly about the seating chart. Seems silly, right? .

  • Thanks, Currie, and good luck

    John Currie has done a terrific job as the athletics director at Kansas State University, and we’d like to tip our cap to him as he departs. Mr. Currie inherited a mess, and he leaves behind an organization in .

  • Federal arts funding in peril

    Gov. Sam Brownback might be right in thinking his economic “experiment” with Kansas could be a model for national policy. Some of the indications coming out of the White House suggest similarities. Unfortunately, Kansas is not a good model for .

  • Superbly done, MHS wrestlers

    Congratulations to the Manhattan High School wrestling team and its coach, Robert Gonzales, for winning the 6A state wrestling championship Saturday in Park City. As is almost always the case in wrestling, this championship was a collaborative effort. Depth — high .

  • Medicaid expansion is long overdue

    Advocates of Medicaid expansion in Kansas were understandably thrilled last week when a bill to expand Medicaid that had been pronounced “dead” in a House committee was subsequently resurrected and approved in an impressive bipartisan vote, 81-44. Despite their, however, .

  • Fake Patty’s Day brings another test

    Folks who wonder whether Manhattan is a tolerant community need look no further than Fake Patty’s Day. For nearly a decade now, area residents, many with misgivings, have allowed thousands of young people to descend on Aggieville and environs .


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