The succession of monthly state revenue disappointments has all but dashed Kansans’ hopes that the Legislature’s historic sales and cigarette tax increases last spring had offset the imbalance created by the income tax cuts of 2012 and 2013. The lamentable reality .
We don’t often have the pleasure of writing about champions in consecutive issues, but the past few days have been more memorable than most. The day before the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets in the World .
About the only thing better than waking up to learn that your favorite baseball team has won the World Series is staying up until the wee hours to see it happen live. The Kansas City Royals delivered with a 7-2 .
The national conversation about police tactics and race came to Manhattan this past week, when a University of Kansas professor gave an intelligent presentation on the subject at Kansas State University. Prof. Charles Epp’s argument was that police ought .
The Manhattan city government is looking to raise the sales tax to pay for better roads. Pardon us for yawning, but it’s hard to get too excited about pavement. Raising the sales tax is not terribly appealing, either, so .
It’s not quite Halloween, which means it’s time to start talking about not talking about Christmas. Got it? The latest development in this ongoing cultural evolution is the decision by REI, an outdoor clothing and equipment maker, to .
The local school board started talking about hiring a new superintendent Wednesday night, with an eye toward the future. That’s as it should be. We’ll have more to say on that process as it unfolds, but this seems .
We have a couple of questions in the wake of the World Health Organization’s conclusion earlier this week that processed meat raises the risk of colon cancer. First, has there been anyone out there in the last decade or .
Area ranchers probably hope Riley County Commissioner Bob Boyd is wrong, but they also should know better than to ignore his warning at Monday’s commission meeting. During a discussion of pasture burning, the Environmental Protection Agency and air quality .
We’re tempted to offer three cheers for the League of Women Voters and faculty members at three Kansas public universities for developing a course to instruct college students on how to register to vote. After all, college students who .
Downzoning an almost 11-block area east of City Park isn’t just a good idea, it’s one that’s years overdue. What’s more, the failure to take advantage of the present opportunity could doom the area to further .
Though it matters immensely to those most affected, the death of a U.S. soldier in combat isn’t always noticed in America. After all, more than 4,000 U.S. military personnel were killed in the last Iraq war. But a .
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