It was good to learn over the weekend that Manhattan’s representative in Congress, U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, is a dedicated newspaper reader — or that at least one member of his staff is. The reasons for reading papers are .
The death of William Zinsser in New York City this week probably wouldn’t merit much attention here, except for one thing: For whatever good writing there is in the pages of The Manhattan Mercury, he ought to get part .
This weekend — graduation weekend — is one of the most glorious of the entire year. The accomplishments of about 3,400 Kansas State University students, 2,600 of whom are receiving bachelor’s degrees, will be celebrated during a succession of ceremonies Friday and Saturday .
Asking citizens to vote to raise their taxes, as the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education finds itself doing, isn’t much fun. The district is doing it through mail-in ballots that registered voters in the district will receive this week. Given .
Though some folks are already sounding the alarm, there’s no reason to believe that the marijuana bill the Kansas House of Representatives passed last week is the first move toward recreational use of marijuana in Kansas. The Kansas Legislature .
The Interfraternity Council at the University of Kansas is to be commended for voting earlier this month to ban hard liquor at all of that university’s fraternities. The ban covers the presence or consumption of hard alcohol by any .
Husbands learned before they were married and children learn from about the time they begin to understand how the world works that Mother’s Day is a very big deal. It’s an important occasion whether a woman is enjoying .
Never mind the long odds, it was gratifying to learn that a Republican legislator is trying to confront the cause of the state’s financial crisis. The person, state Rep. Mark Hutton of Wichita, on Thursday explained to the House .
There’s an excellent reason to support raising tobacco taxes, even to the extent that Gov. Sam Brownback proposed at the outset of the 2015 legislative session. Unfortunately, it’s not the reason the Brownback administration has in mind. A tax .
We don’t always agree with Gov. Sam Brownback, but he handled that little “Tip the schools” dustup a lot better than the director of the Kansas Republican Party did. The recent incident involved the governor’s bill Saturday at .
Winning a state high school championship in any activity, academic or athletic, is an impressive feat. Winning two in a row — and three in four years — as the Manhattan High School forensics team under the leadership of Shawn Rafferty has .
We’ve said it before, but it’s worth saying again. If other members of the Kansas Legislature would take their cues from the Manhattan delegation, lawmakers wouldn’t be scrambling to dig out of a $400 million hole they’ve .
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