Though the State Finance Council didn’t have much in the way of good news for the Manhattan-Ogden School District last week, the district’s ACT report was a step in the right direction. The average 2015 composite ACT score for .
Well, Donald Trump must be right about immigration. None other than Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says so. Mr. Kobach, a conservative who’s perhaps better known for his antipathy toward illegal immigrants than as an elected official from .
Individuals who should not be allowed to carry guns have wrought horror large and small in this country in recent years. They’ve slaughtered school children in their classrooms, mowed down moviegoers in darkened theaters, shot up work places and, .
Officials in the Manhattan-Ogden School District knew better than to count on getting the roughly $498,000 in emergency state assistance they had applied for to cope with more than 100 and as many as 125 new students. Unfortunately, experience has taught them — and .
The Riley County Commission is absolutely right to try to nudge the Kansas Association of Counties to seek legislation that would repeal the tax lid the Kansas Legislature has imposed on local governments. Trouble is, the conservatives who control the .
Apart from some timely heroism aboard a train in France, it hasn’t been a good few days for the world. A sampling of recent or lingering woes: • Stock markets across the globe have plummeted, with the drops attributed .
As gratifying as was the City Commission’s acceptance Tuesday of a plan to improve and expand Manhattan’s recreation facilities, acceptance was just one step, and not the most challenging one. The plan — called the Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan — .
Three cheers for the Kansas Federation of College Republicans. That organization, which has chapters at Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, Wichita State and multiple other colleges and universities, has adopted a resolution calling for repeal of the death .
Like a lot of business transactions, years could pass before it’s clear whether the city got a good deal in agreeing to amend the lease for Manhattan Town Center. As a story in Wednesday’s Mercury explained, the city, .
Donald Trump has long struck us as someone who does things because he sees advantage in them — usually financial, but these days, of course, political. Thus, we’re reluctant to give him too much credit for sparking the latest .
Kansas school districts have long since learned that it’s tough to get money from the state. Meeting students’ needs may even have gotten more difficult with the Legislature’s adoption of the block-grant school funding method, which gives short .
There is a world of difference between last week’s catastrophe in Tianjin, China, and the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City in 2001. One element, however, is strikingly familiar: the sacrifice of firefighters. First, a glance at .
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