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  • Editorials | August 21, 2014

    Let investigators do their work

    We’d like to believe that all federal employees are beyond reproach, that they perform their duties conscientiously, and that at all levels of service, they’re accountable to the public. Among other things, such an admirable level of service would reduce, if not eliminate,

  • Editorials | August 20, 2014

    A grisly ‘Message to America’

    The beheading of James W. Foley, an American freelance photojournalist, by a member of the Islamic State, was nothing less than barbaric — evil. So is the threat to execute another captured American journalist unless President Barack Obama halts the U.S. bombing campaign against the

  • Editorials | August 19, 2014

    Judge’s words bewildering

    “I think I need to keep in mind the public’s right to know, not necessarily the individual media.” So said Labette County District Judge Robert Fleming last week in denying a request from the Parsons Sun to review affidavits for search warrants and the

  • Editorials | August 18, 2014

    RCPD knows the value of trust

    In the wake of the shooting death of an 18-year-old black man and the ensuing racial tension in Ferguson, Mo., the willingness of the Riley County Police Department’s leadership to discuss the potential for such an occurrence here was refreshing. That willingness underscores Assistant

  • Editorials | August 17, 2014

    Aggieville businesses rose to the occasion

    New Year’s Eve is more than four months away, yet there’s already reason to break out the noisemakers. Aggieville businesses have stepped forward with a commitment to underwrite the event, which has been a fixture in the entertainment district for more than a

  • Editorials | August 15, 2014

    A modest measure of justice

    We doubt many Americans can identify Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan. Then again, millions of Americans have never heard of the Khmer Rouge, don’t know where Cambodia is and weren’t alive in the late 1970s. Even young Americans might, however, have heard of

  • Editorials | August 14, 2014

    Small colleges, big impact

    When one private college in Kansas toots its horn, it doesn’t always make a lot of noise. But when 18 of them do so together, the impact can be mighty impressive — almost $1 billion worth. The Kansas Independent College Association consists of 18 private colleges and universities

  • Editorials | August 13, 2014

    Air quality monitor’s absence inexcusable

    We’re not quite sure what to make of the Kansas Sierra Club’s allegations about the removal of an air quality monitor outside of Manhattan in April 2013. But given the annual burning of grasslands all around this town each spring, Manhattan certainly ought to

  • Editorials | August 12, 2014

    SEC, Kansas reach fair settlement

    The State of Kansas did about as well as could be expected in settling a federal securities fraud charge without having to admit or deny the specific findings and without having to pay any penalties. The charge stemmed from the summer of 2009 to the summer

  • Editorials | August 11, 2014

    It’s not football season quite yet

    The United States is launching air strikes in northern Iraq, the record Ebola outbreak threatens to spread from West Africa, Russia is still trying to rule Ukraine and the Israelis and Palestinians seem to be waiting for each other to break the latest cease-fire. Area


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