We are shocked and saddened by the massacre Wednesday by Islamic terrorists at Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly satirical magazine in Paris. We are shocked for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the simple fact that this attack .
Local control of school matters won a couple of small victories Tuesday when the state’s school efficiency task force decided not to recommend limiting teacher negotiations and called for the Legislature to fund annual audits of school districts if .
We’re delighted to learn that drug and alcohol abuse among middle- and high-school students is on the decline, and we hope the trend continues. We’d also like to believe that substance abuse is declining because more young people .
Miraculously, Ebola hasn’t turned out to be as deadly as public health officials feared. Last fall the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worried that by now there could be some 1.4 million cases of the virus. But .
Someday, perhaps, the Kansas Legislature will provide enough funding for the state’s public schools to end chronic violations of the state Constitution. Until that day, lawmakers shouldn’t be surprised that parents and educators file lawsuits to protect their .
If you’ve already broken most of your resolutions for 2015, you can start over. The year is still new, and there’s plenty of time to get things right. If you’re looking for something to work on, consider your .
We were delighted but not surprised earlier this week by the finding of a national poll that highlights young people’s willingness to volunteer their time and service to their local communities. According to the Associated Press story, volunteering was .
Well, it’s New Year’s Eve. Lots of area residents — in San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl and right here in the Flint Hills — will be partying. That’s just fine. This is the quintessential party night. The Little .
If you lost a loved one in a commercial plane crash this year, airline safety statistics are little more than numbers. For what it’s worth, this has been both a deadlier and a safer year than most others. The .
It’s old hat to say that Manhattan is on a roll. That’s been true for a decade, ever since Fort Riley started to grow again. But the great Army boom is over, and still Manhattan marches forward. That’.
When Pope Francis last week scolded the cardinals, bishops and others who make the Vatican run, it made newspapers the world over. He told his subordinates they were succumbing to 15 weaknesses, including hypocrisy, greed, jealousy and “spiritual Alzheim-er’s.” .
Americans have been shocked by video of a group of New York police officers wrestling Eric Garner, a large but unarmed black man, to the ground, and using force that, without their intending it, resulted in his death. Americans were .
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