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  • Editorials | August 18, 2013

    Regents’ modest request denounced

    We appreciate the Kansas Legislature’s crusade to cut income taxes, though in our view lawmakers have gone too far too fast. And we understand that when legislators cut state revenue at the rate they have the last two years, there’s a lot less

  • Editorials | August 16, 2013

    Messiahs becoming more common

    If you’re not familiar with Martin DeShawn McCullough, don’t feel bad. He’s just seven months old, lives in East Tennessee and doesn’t do a lot of communicating yet. Besides, he’s probably busy learning to walk, trying to talk and adjusting

  • Editorials | August 15, 2013

    President’s words don’t allay concerns

    One of the things Americans should have learned about President Barack Obama is that his words are more impressive than his actions. He is unmatched rhetorically, but too often his words have done little except raise expectations. We hope that is not the case with

  • Editorials | August 14, 2013

    Our community is a special place

    There’s a lot going right in Manhattan and at Kansas State University, and folks elsewhere are noticing. It’s been a week now since K-State students learned they were among the happiest college students in America as determined by the Princeton Review. The news

  • Editorials | August 13, 2013

    School year brings familiar hazards

    The day long awaited by many and long dreaded by a few comes Wednesday in Manhattan and some of the other area public school districts; most students in districts that don’t start the 2013-14 school year on Wednesday will be in class on Thursday.

  • Editorials | August 12, 2013

    Looking for something to do?

    Manhattan is a busy place, and with the onset of the school year, it’s about to become a lot busier for many area families. That doesn’t mean, however, that residents won’t find time for recreation or to pursue other personal interests. As

  • Editorials | August 11, 2013

    Little lost by canceling summit

    We’re not overly concerned that President Barack Obama has canceled his summit meeting next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It isn’t that there isn’t much to talk about. There’s plenty. Rather, it’s that summits ought to be occasions when

  • Editorials | August 09, 2013

    A novel way to fight drug cartels

    We suspect few Americans give much thought to Uruguay. It’s a small South American nation with about 3.3 million people, and its capital is Montevideo. Uruguay is on the Atlantic Ocean and is sandwiched between Argentina and Brazil. None of that is remarkable, or even

  • Editorials | August 08, 2013

    A child’s life was at stake

    We commend Wamego police officers Derek Gray and Jason Powell, Alma resident Michael Connelly and 17-year-old Aerial Hardie for rescuing 9-year-old Kayla Hardie from the rain-swollen Kansas River on Sunday afternoon. All played integral roles in saving the young girl, who fell into the river

  • Editorials | August 07, 2013

    Making a dent in childhood obesity

    It would be easy to dismiss as an aberration the news that the rate of obesity among preschoolers in many states, including Kansas, has declined. After all, the declines were small, with just five states and the U.S. Virgin Islands reporting declines of at


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