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  • Trump wants to be America’s emperor

    Love him or love to mock him, Donald Trump knows how to make an entrance. He stormed into the 2016 campaign for president on Tuesday is his familiar, bombastic style — making his announcement in Trump Tower, just one of the buildings .

  • AQAP now has a new leader

    While U.S. troops were busy training Iraqi security forces to battle the Islamic State and Kansas lawmakers were wrapping up their record-long legislative session, a U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed one of this country’s most dangerous .

  • Prosperity becomes more distant

    Kansans are left with countless images, many of them conflicting, from the 23-day overtime session of the 2015 Kansas Legislature, which ended Friday when the Senate approved the largest tax increase in state history. Most memorable — and perhaps most pivotal — was .

  • Candidates move early in Big First

    There’s little danger that the Republican field for Kansas’ 1st Congressional District will ever be as crowded as the GOP field for U.S. president in 2016. The latter race already has 10 declared candidates and at least five more who .

  • Bird flu precautions worthwhile

    The two dozen or so 4-H members in Riley County who had planned to enter about 100 poultry exhibits in the Riley County Fair next month are instead absorbing a hard lesson in reality. Through no fault of their own, they .

  • More U.S. troops to train Iraqis

    President Barack Obama is about to send approximately 500 more U.S. troops to Iraq to train and advise Iraqi soldiers in Anbar province. Among the U.S. goals will be helping Iraqi security forces turn the tide against the Islamic .

  • TSA failure rate is alarming

    Somewhere — perhaps in an ISIS stronghold or a residence in Mogadishu or even in an American city — enemies of the United States must be kicking themselves over the opportunities they’ve missed to blow more U.S. airliners out of .

  • Senate solution is no step forward

    Kansans shouldn’t make too much of the fact that more than half of the votes in the Kansas Senate’s 21-17 passage Sunday of a bill to increase state taxes by $423 million came from members who’d signed no-tax .

  • New Freedom Act fine ... for now

    The federal government last week decided to quit snooping quite as much on Americans’ phone calls. In passing the so-called Freedom Act, Congress ended the wholesale collection of phone records under the previous law, called the Patriot Act. If you .

  • Regional kids draw attention to Midwest

    Every now and then, flyover country has its moment. There have been a couple of them recently, and we’d like to make note. These aren’t particular to Manhattan or even just Kansas, but we still can’t help .

  • Naming field for Lane appropriate

    Lew Lane is nothing short of a local legend. He coached at Manhattan High School for more than two decades, winning more than twice as many football games as anybody else in the history of the school. His impact on .

  • Well played, Rock Creek

    Congratulations to the Rock Creek High School baseball team for doing what no other team from the school, which opened in 1991, has done: winning a state championship. Any state championship is special, but perhaps it means a little more after .


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