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  • Editorials | June 26, 2014

    College degree well worth the money

    Good news for Manhattan: A college degree is still worth the money. In fact, it’s worth about a million dollars. No kidding. A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released this week concludes that “investing in a college degree may be

  • Editorials | June 25, 2014

    Flooding problem must be fixed

    It’s time to do something about Wildcat Creek. And it’s going to take leadership. A story in Monday’s Mercury repeated the refrain that the creek will flood again, and will cause property damage and possibly death. Prompted by significant floods in recent

  • Editorials | June 24, 2014

    Free food for everyone at school?

    Something bothers us about the idea of a federal program to provide free breakfasts and lunches to all students in an entire school — or an entire school district — just because a relatively high proportion of students fall below a certain family income level. First, let

  • Editorials | June 23, 2014

    Parking garage has place in history

    We’re disappointed about a new development in Washington. No, not the usual problem with Congress or President Obama or a bureaucratic snafu. We’re talking about an actual development, as in a plan for a new building. See, the Arlington County  Board, in Virginia’

  • Editorials | June 22, 2014

    Naming dorm for Wefald appropriate

    Naming a big new dorm at Kansas State University for Jon Wefald is a fine gesture. Sure, it would be a bit more typical to name a classroom building for a former university president. Historically, that’s been the pattern — hence Anderson, Denison and Waters

  • Editorials | June 19, 2014

    Tuition increases add to students’ load

    It’s tough to spin a 5.2-percent tuition increase as “restrained,” but that’s what Fred Logan, a Leawood attorney who is chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents, did on Wednesday. He said that the tuition increases the Regents approved are the lowest for

  • Editorials | June 18, 2014

    Suspect’s capture renews old debates

    So divisive is just about anything pertaining to the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that even good news sparks debate in our nation’s capital. The good, or at least somewhat satisfying, news is that U.S. special forces captured a

  • Editorials | June 17, 2014

    Getting answers faster can save lives

    Fairly or not, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sometimes been depicted as an impediment in the development of new drugs and treatments for the various illnesses that afflict humans. Perhaps the bureaucracy that hampers so many government agencies is a reason, or

  • Editorials | June 16, 2014

    Roberts’ tenure is a curious issue

    Can Milton Wolf topple U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in the Republican primary election in August? We’re inclined to doubt it, and we have plenty of company. But we’re also inclined to think Sen. Roberts ought to campaign as if anything is possible.

  • Editorials | June 15, 2014

    A few words on election letters

    We don’t anticipate a lot of active campaigning this season from local legislative candidates, most of whom will win by something approaching default. Still, there will be contested races, several of which — governor and secretary of state, for example — could become increasingly interesting in

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