• Take the chance to smell the lilacs

    Really busy days are coming soon enough. Hot ones, cold ones, nasty ones. Sure. Right now, let’s all try to take a deep breath and enjoy today. It’s a beautiful time of year in Manhattan. The grass is .

  • After all, they caught the guy

    We’re going to side with the FBI on this one. Riley County Commissioner Bob Boyd gunched last week that the feds should have informed the local authorities earlier about the plan to arrest a would-be terrorist bomber targeting Fort .

  • Is board really serious about cuts?

    It’s no secret that the local school district has a budget problem. We’re not totally sure how big that problem is, frankly, but it seems to us that knocking a few days off the school calendar is a .

  • Hope grows for changes in Cuba

    President Obama and Cuba’s dictator Raul Castro made nice with one another last week in Panama. They were attending the 7th Summit of the Americas. We hope the good feelings lead to an ultimate dismantling of the repressive rule .

  • Tax day is a day we love to hate

    It’s tax day, which means that if you owe income taxes to the federal or state government, you’re down to a few hours before the clock strikes midnight. Maybe you’ve long since filed; taxpayers who have refunds .

  • Getting there used to be half the fun

    Consumers seem to have an attitude problem when it comes to the airline industry. Many continue to think that the airlines exist to serve them. Maybe some remember what traveling by air used to be like, or having been seduced .

  • Targeted strikes on Iran unwise

    Perhaps the framework for the nuclear deal with Iran won’t prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, or even nuclear weapons capability, until the end of time. Perhaps progress to this point, difficult as it has been, is so delicate .

  • Agents thwart terror suspect

    This time the terrorism threat wasn’t in a metropolitan area skyscraper or a mall. This time the threat originated in Topeka and the target was Fort Riley. The suspect, a 20-year-old named John T. Booker — who also called himself .

  • Can the Royals raise their game?

    Even before the Kansas City Royals opened the 2015 season by sweeping a division rival, it was easier this year than it has been for decades to get excited about the team’s prospects. For starters, the Royals didn’t end .

  • Let districts run their schools

    Increasingly, it seems, the Kansas Legislature’s motto is, “When in doubt, micromanage.” It isn’t enough for the Kansas Legislature to cut funding for most of the state’s school districts by enacting a block funding scheme on the .

  • 16.4 percent of voters have spoken

    Although the outcome of Tuesday’s election could hardly be considered a surprise, it will result in a more liberal City Commission. Manhattan’s voters opted for leadership and they chose well. Wynn Butler, whose term as major is coming .

  • Leave tuition decisions to Regents

    The tuition freeze that Senate and House budget negotiators tentatively agreed to last week might sound good to students, but it further complicates efforts at the state’s public universities to provide outstanding educational opportunities. The legislators’ agreement calls for .


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