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  • Editorials | March 12, 2014

    ‘Navigator’ bill is a ‘political statement’

    So much for the notion that the Kansas Supreme Court ruling on school finance would redirect legislators’ focus from petty to pertinent legislation in the second half of the 2014 session. To be fair, lawmakers aren’t ignoring school finance. But neither is that issue getting

  • Editorials | March 11, 2014

    Legislative TV not quite ‘must-see’

    We’re under no illusion that a proposal for live streaming of at least some hearings of the Kansas Legislature will transform that body’s members into outstanding statesmen. Nevertheless, the proposal is worthy of support because it would make the Legislature at least a

  • Editorials | March 10, 2014

    Championship aspirations

    Area basketball fans needn’t wait for the NCAA tournaments to satisfy their postseason basketball fix. There are eight area teams — six high school girls teams and two boys teams — worth following. Three of the girls teams — Manhattan, Wamego and Riley County — are league champions

  • Editorials | March 09, 2014

    Funding inequities must be addressed

    The Kansas Supreme Court took a couple of important steps Friday in its long-awaited school finance ruling. First, justices unanimously found school funding to be unconstitutionally inequitable. Appropriately, they ordered the Kansas Legislature by July 1 to boost funding for the state’s poorer districts enough

  • Editorials | March 07, 2014

    Ray’s has been a good neighbor

    We don’t like to see any business shut its doors. Not only must its patrons find another shopping option, but closing is unsettling for employees. And when a business that’s closing down is one of the places we frequent, the loss feels, well,

  • Editorials | March 06, 2014

    Fake Patty’s Day challenges familiar

    We hope celebrants at this year’s Fake Patty’s Day — that’s Saturday, by the way — don’t do something so dumb, like trying to drive while drunk or picking a fight in a crowded bar, that it gets someone hurt. We similarly hope

  • Editorials | March 05, 2014

    NBAF no longer seems so far off

    Predicting what will be in the federal budget that Congress sends to the president is an exercise in futility. Although Republicans have found little to like in President Barack Obama’s proposals, there’s at least one item the six Republicans in the Kansas congressional

  • Editorials | March 04, 2014

    Drug lord should be prosecuted in U.S.

    Catching Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Gúzman late last month was a coup for Mexican authorities, who were quick to credit the assistance of the United States. Indeed, it is a high point of cooperation between the two nations’ counternarcotics agencies. Gú

  • Editorials | March 03, 2014

    Bill would fix imaginary problem

    Opponents of a bill that would make it easier to prosecute school officials for introducing offensive materials to students have good reason to be alarmed. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, a Shawnee Republican, is so broad that it could leave educators more

  • Editorials | March 01, 2014

    A partnership worth protecting

    Let’s not wreck the City-University Projects Fund. It has served the interests of both the City of Manhattan and Kansas State University since the city annexed the university in 1994. The fund’s revenue comes primarily from franchise fees and sales taxes — between about $550,000 and $600,000

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