The Fourth of July might have a little more meaning if more Americans had a better understanding of the tension colonists felt in the summer of 1776 and the risks involved in writing and signing the Declaration of Independence. Those were .
A woman’s portrait will grace some of America’s paper money no later than 2020. That’s good, both because it’s long overdue and because 2020 happens to be the 100th anniversary of the 20th Amendment, which gave women the .
The U.S. Supreme Court was right on Monday to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency has erred in ignoring the costs of compliance before writing regulations and setting limits on mercury, arsenic and other pollutants from U.S. power .
Area residents needn’t check their calendars to know it’s fireworks season again; that became apparent when the tents started going up in parking lots and open spaces last week. We’re in for four days of loud noises .
One day, perhaps, the Kansas Legislature will heed its constitutional duty to fund the state’s public schools adequately and equitably. Until then, however, it is likely to be on the losing end of school finance lawsuits. That was the .
Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling, which effectively legalized same-sex marriage across the country, is the right decision at the right time. It both exalts marriage as an institution and reflects the changing opinion of the American public, 55 percent of .
Like it or not, Obamacare is the law of the land. The Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday that supported the health insurance reform law that is President Obama’s main domestic accomplishment. On a 6-3 vote, the court ruled .
Riley County commissioners would be smart to trash the idea of charging people for bringing their yard waste to the county dump. The county currently doesn’t charge individuals or government entities when they bring brush to the dump. That’.
The Country Stampede starts Thursday night, and we’d like to welcome the people who are coming to our area to take part. We don’t say that lightly. Because we know that people at the Stampede do a lot .
It was with sadness that we at the Mercury greeted the news of the passing of Norma McNair, who died Monday at the age of 88. The obituary notice identified her as the wife of the late Joe P. McNair and .
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley might have been slow to come around, but she was correct on Monday to call on the South Carolina Legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds. In a gubernatorial debate last year .
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz has demonstrated on numerous occasions that he knows the value of a dollar. He also knows the value of a gesture, as he demonstrated last week when he declined a $9,300 raise from the Kansas .
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