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  • Editorials | November 05, 2013

    UNESCO is in America’s interests

    In October 2011, the United States cut off funding for UNESCO because the agency had just admitted Palestine as its newest member. Whether the funding cut was wise didn’t matter; two U.S. laws, one from 1990 and another from 1994, required the United States to halt

  • Editorials | November 04, 2013

    Best of class, from start to finish

    Rarely does any team enjoy the success that the Manhattan High School boys cross country team did this season. The team won the 6A state championship Saturday at the Rim Rock course outside Lawrence. And for that we offer our congratulations. As a story in

  • Editorials | November 03, 2013

    If everyone helps a little

    As a community, we’ve long prided ourselves on our willingness to help friends or neighbors, to meet whatever needs arise. It hasn’t mattered whether the needs stemmed from a natural disaster, a family crisis or the quiet poverty that afflicts more of our

  • Editorials | November 01, 2013

    Deer add to driving hazards

    The Manhattan woman who died from injuries she suffered in an automobile accident Sunday on Interstate 70 might not have been killed by a deer, but she’d be alive today if the car she was in hadn’t encountered one. The woman, Dale Colleen Williams,

  • Editorials | October 31, 2013

    Iraq is shopping for arms, expertise

    Where does an unstable government fending off fierce resistance go for help? In Iraq’s case, the United States. Never mind that just two years ago, after surviving because of the sacrifices of U.S. troops, Iraq accelerated the withdrawal of U.S. troops by

  • Editorials | October 30, 2013

    Let’s ensure safety of trick-or-treaters

    Although more money is being spent this year on adult Halloween costumes than on children’s costumes — $1,22 billion to $1,02 billion —  trick-or-treating remains a children’s activity. We hope that never changes. We also hope that adults again do their part to make sure the

  • Editorials | October 30, 2013

    A thriftier Halloween

    It doesn’t seem from a drive around town that area residents have cut back on Halloween spending. If anything, there are more decorations, from inflatable jack-o-lanterns, ghosts and other creatures to spiders and webbing, zombies and tombstones in people’s yards. How many parties

  • Editorials | October 29, 2013

    KSU right to rethink takedown

    There’s a reason football players — from the youngest youth leagues to professionals — wear helmets and pads. And as history has shown repeatedly, even those protective measures don’t prevent every injury. Thus, anyone with any sense could have known that it was a matter

  • Editorials | October 29, 2013

    Great colors abound

    We can’t help but notice that some of the fall foliage in our area is truly spectacular and that gas prices are in one of their low cycles. And given that no one knows how long either condition will last, it strikes us as

  • Editorials | October 28, 2013

    Driving while female can be risky

    Eventually, it won’t be international news when women in Saudi Arabia dare to get behind the wheel. One day Saudi women who want to might even be able move around in public with their faces uncovered without fear of being stoned. Saturday was a

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