Editorials

  • Reject repeal of tuition bill

    “The children of undocumented persons who are making use of these in-state tuition rates are exactly the kinds of students we want in Kansas. They must be highly motivated to succeed. They’ve gone to our high schools. They’ve .

  • Kansas standards serve students well

    One piece of good news to come out of a legislative committee hearing Monday on a proposal to repeal the state’s education standards was the reminder that lawmakers probably won’t resolve the controversy this year because they have .

  • Kobach’s say-so doesn’t make it so

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a smart man. Given that, and given the fact that he’s taught constitutional law, you’d think he’d know better than to continue trying to place Kansas above federal law. The .

  • We’re fine with liquor stores

    We’ll concede that Kansas liquor laws could benefit from some updating. The state banned alcohol decades before Prohibition became the law of the land in 1919 and didn’t join the party until four years after Prohibition ended in 1933. Even .

  • Spring is in the air at Pottorf Hall event

    There’s snow on the ground and snow — or slush or sleet — in the forecast. Which makes this a good weekend to head over to the Manhattan Area Garden Show. It promises plenty of medicine for the souls of folks .

  • Little likely to come from summit

    We’re not among those who are inclined to try to discredit President Barack Obama’s pursuit of the war on terror because he won’t use phrases like “Islamic terror” or “radical Islamic fundamentalists.” Our sense is that is .

  • Sex-ed no threat to parents’ rights

    The opt-in, opt-out debate over enrollment in sex education resurfaced Tuesday in the Kansas Legislature. It provided another opportunity for parents to worry aloud — and generally needlessly — about what their children might learn about sex, and it provided another opportunity .

  • Higher campaign limits are OK

    We wish Kansas Republicans and Democrats would find other issues to agree on as well, but we can’t fault representatives of the two political parties for wanting to increase the amount of money individuals can contribute to candidates for .

  • ISIS finds a new killing ground

    Barely a week goes by in which the Islamic State isn’t involved in some new horrific act. Its most recent example is the beheadings of as many as 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians over the weekend in Libya by a branch .

  • Is fracking linked to increase in quakes?

    Kansans worried about the recent increase in earthquakes should take only modest comfort in the preliminary conclusion by the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey that the quakes aren’t caused by “fracking.” That’s because geologist Rex Buchanan, .

  • Groundwater grows more precious

    We have taken issue with many of Gov. Sam Brownback’s initiatives, but he deserves credit for recognizing the need to slow, and even reverse, the depletion of groundwater in western Kansas. With greater attention — and some timely rains — indications .

  • Yet another step backward

    It’s increasingly difficult to understand how Gov. Sam Brownback, who says he wants to make Kansas a better place to live and work, continues to do things that take the state in the opposite direction. Among examples are aggressive .


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