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  • Editorials | August 23, 2013

    Our interests in Egypt

    The Obama administration is unwisely raising the specter of further injecting the U.S. into the unstable situation in Egypt by withholding military or other assistance. The administration’s motivation appears to be dissatisfaction with the overthrow of the Morsi government following its election last

  • Editorials | August 22, 2013

    Rezoning Thurston Street

    The City Commission’s brief debate and subsequent passage Tuesday of a proposed rezoning in the 1000 block of Thurston is interesting far beyond the case itself. Commissioners had been asked to rezone two lots in that block from two-family residential with traditional neighborhood overlay to

  • Editorials | August 21, 2013

    The picture isn’t enough

    The Riley County Law Board deserves plaudits for its decision Monday not to explore the idea of deploying “red light cameras” within its jurisdiction. The demerits of the idea substantially outweigh the potential benefits. The cameras, mounted above intersections, exist in some jurisdictions as a

  • Editorials | August 20, 2013

    Pooling assets from KSU

    It struck us this weekend in City Park that two terrific Manhattan assets really ought to be paired together: K-State students and City Pool. The pool is closed. As you probably know, its season ended more than a week ago, on Aug. 11. This is absurd.

  • Editorials | August 19, 2013

    Something for everyone

    Let there be no mistake: Kansas roads and highways need work. Let there also be no mistake: doing so is a costly business. That having been stipulated, it is fair to question the methodology behind the 10-year, $8 billion T-Works program implemented by the 2010 Kansas Legislature

  • 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.

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