• Let’s finally settle school finance

    Few legislators should be surprised that the Kansas Supreme Court has again ruled that the Legislature must increase funding for the state’s public schools. Most could see this ruling coming as soon as the case reached the Supreme Court. .

  • Revenue numbers show progress

    If Kansans knew only that the state has a funding shortfall in the range of $280 million that must be made up by the end of June, they might despair. If they were to recall that a few months ago the .

  • Shuffle the seats in Congress

    Let’s set aside what Donald Trump said in his address Tuesday to a joint session of Congress. Let’s set aside everything everybody else has said about it. Let’s talk briefly about the seating chart. Seems silly, right? .

  • Thanks, Currie, and good luck

    John Currie has done a terrific job as the athletics director at Kansas State University, and we’d like to tip our cap to him as he departs. Mr. Currie inherited a mess, and he leaves behind an organization in .

  • Federal arts funding in peril

    Gov. Sam Brownback might be right in thinking his economic “experiment” with Kansas could be a model for national policy. Some of the indications coming out of the White House suggest similarities. Unfortunately, Kansas is not a good model for .

  • Superbly done, MHS wrestlers

    Congratulations to the Manhattan High School wrestling team and its coach, Robert Gonzales, for winning the 6A state wrestling championship Saturday in Park City. As is almost always the case in wrestling, this championship was a collaborative effort. Depth — high .

  • Medicaid expansion is long overdue

    Advocates of Medicaid expansion in Kansas were understandably thrilled last week when a bill to expand Medicaid that had been pronounced “dead” in a House committee was subsequently resurrected and approved in an impressive bipartisan vote, 81-44. Despite their, however, .

  • Fake Patty’s Day brings another test

    Folks who wonder whether Manhattan is a tolerant community need look no further than Fake Patty’s Day. For nearly a decade now, area residents, many with misgivings, have allowed thousands of young people to descend on Aggieville and environs .

  • Congrats, Jayhawks

    The Kansas Jayhawks might not have a lot of admirers in the Manhattan area, but even the most faithful of Wildcat fans ought to give the KU men’s basketball team a nod of respect for winning its 13th consecutive .

  • What else is out there?

    It wasn’t all that long ago that astronomers gazing endlessly into the sky hoped to find even one planet that might be a second home for humans, or at least might support life. Possibilities have surfaced, both in our .

  • Veto a setback for Kansas

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansans to believe that in vetoing a historic tax increase measure that both houses of the Legislature approved last week, he is protecting their interests. He is doing no such thing. Instead, he is killing .

  • Skepticism about savings justified

    Kansas legislators’ caution Monday was well placed with regard to proposals from the governor’s office regarding the consolidation of all school districts’ employee health plans and centralizing school district purchasing statewide. At first glance, the proposals sound reasonable. Gov. .


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