Last week Kansas lawmakers took up an ill-advised proposal that could lead to criminal prosecution of public school teachers for exposing students to information deemed offensive. Not satisfied with chilling speech in the state’s public school districts, lawmakers now .
In a letter to the editor Friday, several local attorneys urged residents to attend a public meeting Monday afternoon that will help determine the future of Fort Riley. We add our voice to theirs and to those of civic leaders .
If we remember correctly, the stated purpose of Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to eliminate income taxes for businesses and working Kansans was to make this already great state even more prosperous. In his first term, the Legislature did away .
The conservative Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature seem to have a chip on their collective shoulder against the state’s public schools. Not only do lawmakers in both houses balk at complying with court orders to increase school funding, .
Until Tuesday, it was hard to imagine a more gruesome way for the Islamic State to execute any of its hostages than beheading them and filming the occasions for recruiting purposes. That was before ISIS murdered a Jordanian pilot, Lt. .
This measles outbreak — the disease has popped up on the East Coast and upper Midwest as well as in California — is inexcusable. Measles isn’t some cute rite of passage for preschool or elementary school children. It’s a dangerous, .
Every now and then, the government does something that just makes good sense. The so-called ABLE Act, designed to encourage families to save money to benefit their children with disabilities, strikes us as that kind of idea. It’s been .
We’ve been thinking about free speech and radical Islam, in light of the massacre and aftermath involving the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. As readers probably recall, two men opened fire in the office of that publication on Jan. 7, killing 11 .
It’s pretty clear that a proposal in the Kansas Legislature to allow medical marijuana is going nowhere this year. Opponents at a hearing last week argued strongly that legalizing pot for medical purposes is basically the same as legalizing .
It’s easy to take for granted something that happened earlier this week: A pool of well-qualified candidates filed to run for local offices in the Manhattan area. It’s very good, and those candidates are to be thanked for .
The IRS is one of those agencies Americans love to hate. It’s the “tax man.” We might like or need many of the things we pay taxes for, but we can still hold the collectors in contempt, if only .
It isn’t necessary to like either of the teams in the Super Bowl to get pumped up for that annual dose of Americana. And whether you’re watching because of or in spite of Deflategate, we’ll bet you’.
Subscribers can access a list of local public employees' 2014 pay records.
Get the latest news, weather and sports updates from The Mercury sent to your phone.
You can download and print: