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Editorials

  • Commission’s move counterproductive

    Riley County commissioners last week did something wrongheaded. They ought to reverse course. What they did: Commissioners reached a consensus on a plan to designate money to promote economic development outside the city limits of Manhattan. They took $20,000 out of .

  • We are free to disagree

    It’s the Fourth of July. Which means it’s a day to be united. It’s a day to reflect on the unity that got us here — to the point where we disagree and debate with each other, sometimes .

  • YES! Fund benefits Manhattan youth

    You’ve got a great chance to help young people in the Manhattan area. Readers who’ve been around a few years know about it already: The YES! Fund. For those of you who don’t know, or need a .

  • Fireworks require careful handling

    This is the day that kids in the Manhattan area have been looking forward to for a year. Many adults, too. Fireworks went on sale today at noon. Not many of those people give a whole lot of thought to .

  • GOP candidates spar in 1st District

    We’ll give 1st District Rep. Tim Huelskamp this much credit: He motivated Bob Dole to use Twitter. Rep. Huelskamp wasn’t, however, the subject of Mr. Dole’s first tweet. In that, the 92-year-old former U.S. senator, Senate .

  • Ex-governors’ views have value

    We’re not in the habit of urging Kansans to get involved in political action committees. That’s true even when four former Kansas governors get together to form one that challenges laws and policies put into effect during the .

  • School funding OK… for now

    The school funding equity bill that the Kansas Legislature approved Friday is worth applauding because the Kansas Supreme Court is expected to find that it complies with the constitution and thus allow public schools to remain open. The measure is .

  • Again, president is too passive

    It’s hard to tell what, if anything, the Obama administration can do about the growing arms transactions between Russia and Iran, but the White House’s silence is hardly a positive sign. Perhaps President Barack Obama’s desire to .

  • Democrats erred in ending sit-in

    Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives gained a little momentum — and relevance — earlier this week when they staged a sit-in to protest the Republicans’ refusal to even allow a vote on a gun control measure Democrats supported. .

  • Good music and good times

    RVers at the Country Stampede might live in relative comfort, but here’s hoping those who pitched tents earlier this week had plenty of ice to cope with heat well in excess of 100 degrees Wednesday. Fortunately, the forecast for the .

  • Time is short; act quickly, wisely

    Though members of the Kansas Legislature put themselves in the spot they’re in — and put public schools in the spot they’re in — we don’t envy lawmakers the task they’ll confront when the special session convenes Thursday .

  • Congress remains part of the problem

    Not even the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was enough Monday to break through the partisan gridlock that has long characterized politics in Washington, D.C. Senators considered four gun control proposals in the wake of the massacre .


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