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Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | March 28, 2014

    House protects energy standards

    A belated cheer for the Kansas House of Representatives, a majority of whose members on Wednesday made clear they weren’t interested in repealing renewable energy standards for utilities that became law in 2009. The vote was 77 to 42. The bill, which the Senate had approved on

  • Editorials | March 28, 2014

    Port Authority should be ashamed, not angry

    Much has been made of the base jumpers and a teenager who face charges in connection with separate incidents in which they climbed to or near the top of the new World Trade Center. The base jumpers, who have been charged with burglary, misdemeanor reckless

  • Editorials | March 27, 2014

    Civilian courts fine for most terrorists

    As cases involving terrorists go, the trial of Sulaiman Abu Graith just blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood came and went before most people were even aware of it. Who knows, perhaps the public was following the search of the missing Malaysian

  • Editorials | March 26, 2014

    A poor alternative to alternative energy

    The Kansas Senate took a step backward Tuesday when members voted 25-15 to repeal worthwhile renewable energy standards for electric utilities. The law senators hope to appeal was passed in 2009 and requires that utilities operating in this state be able by 2014 to produce 15 percent of

  • Editorials | March 25, 2014

    Compact wouldn’t help Kansas

    Though some Kansas House members are content to embarrass the president, many of the 74 who voted for a bill that would permit Kansas to join a compact of states seeking to exempt themselves from Obamacare actually believe it would leave Kansas — and Kansans — better off.

  • Editorials | March 24, 2014

    Minimize strings in funding measure

    Kansas public school officials needn’t worry excessively about whether the Legislature will boost funding to improve educational equity in compliance with the Kansas Supreme Court’s March 7 ruling. The $129 million that the state Department of Education has said would be enough to satisfy the

  • Editorials | March 23, 2014

    The Land of Oz and oddballs?

    Kansas has long struggled with something of an image problem. To those millions who have never lived or visited here, Kansas can seem to be little more than vague recollections from “The Wizard of Oz” – you know, that scary black-and-white landscape complete with the horrendous

  • Editorials | March 21, 2014

    K-State back in the Big Dance

    It is a newspaper’s proud and noble role to be rigorously objective, to state the facts, to strike a balance as fair as the scales of justice. Right, well… To heck with that nonsense when it comes to the NCAA basketball tournament! Pardon us

  • Editorials | March 20, 2014

    U.S. should help the ‘real’ Ukraine

    The endgame in Crimea is playing out exactly as Russian President Vladimir Putin drew it up. We shouldn’t be surprised — not even a little bit. And predictably, Mr. Putin is laughing at the token sanctions and rhetoric offered by the United States. He had

  • Editorials | March 19, 2014

    Be prepared for spring storms

    Today, we’re reliably told, is the last full day of winter. Our guess is that it isn’t ending soon enough for a lot of folks. The arrival of spring on Thursday doesn’t mean we can’t still get another snowstorm, of course,&

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