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  • Editorials | February 05, 2014

    Under the snow are makings of spring

    The “blowing and drifting snow” forecasters warn about doesn’t sound all that bad in the abstract. It’s different, however, when there’s a foot of fresh powder for miles around and nowhere for it to drift other than places where you don’t

  • Editorials | February 04, 2014

    It’s pretty, and getting pretty deep

    Whether today’s snowstorm amounted to a winter wonderland or a white wasteland probably depended on whether it gave you a day off or simply complicated your day. Lots of people had the day off, including students, school personnel and most local government employees. Good

  • Editorials | February 03, 2014

    Regional efforts are worth pursuing

    We’ve long supported the concept of regionalism, and just as we’ve long urged the City of Manhattan and Riley County to collaborate for the benefit of local taxpayers, we generally applaud the multi-county efforts of recent weeks. Riley County Commissioner Bob Boyd was

  • Editorials | February 02, 2014

    Kobach is ruffling a new set of feathers

    In pushing a state law to exclude the Lesser Prairie Chicken in Kansas from federal protection that doesn’t exist yet, Secretary of State Kris Kobach is picking an unnecessary and probably expensive fight with the federal government. It’s a fight the Kansas Legislature

  • Editorials | January 31, 2014

    Agencies’ response to needs impressive

    Sometimes it isn’t just problems that snowball. Sometimes it’s solutions — or at least the effort to provide solutions. So it was Wednesday and Thursday at the First United Methodist Church on Poyntz Avenue, when several dozen of this community’s organizations that exist

  • Editorials | January 30, 2014

    Let’s win the Souper Bowl

    The “Souper Bowl” is not a new event in Manhattan, but its planned resurgence is most welcome. The Souper Bowl, a play on the NFL’s Super Bowl, is a benefit for the Flint Hills Breadbasket. At its peak about a decade ago, volunteers staffed

  • Editorials | January 29, 2014

    Let’s learn from Allegiant episode

    We’re disappointed that Allegiant Air has decided to halt its twice-weekly flights to and from Phoenix and hope the city’s brief relationship with Allegiant can serve as a learning experience. Allegiant, whose last Manhattan flight will be Feb. 23, began service here with modest

  • Editorials | January 28, 2014

    Banning surrogacy is wrong approach

    We hope Senate President Susan Wagle, a conservative Republican from Wichita, spoke for a majority of her colleagues in both the Kansas Senate and House of Representatives when on Monday she said, “Criminalizing surrogate mothers is not a priority of this Legislature.” Unfortunately, it seems

  • Editorials | January 27, 2014

    Keeping terrorists on the defensive

    Perhaps with Americans’ attention focused on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the Super Bowl, it’s easy to overlook another military strike against our country’s sworn enemies. But there was one on Sunday in Somalia against a leader of

  • Editorials | January 26, 2014

    Status quo restricts free speech

    We’re still puzzled by the Kansas Board of Regents’ policy about social media usage by university employees. As a committee begins work on revising it, we still think it’s best to throw out the policy and start over. But at the very least,

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