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  • Editorials | July 06, 2014

    Teaching changes can be beneficial

    We hope the Kansas National Education Association is as good as its word in saying it wants to be part of solutions “that make sense for students.” That comment came last week from KNEA spokesman Marcus Baltzell, who was referring to new state teaching license

  • Editorials | July 04, 2014

    It’s a great day to be an American

    As Americans celebrate our nation’s 238th birthday anniversary, we have plenty to argue about, and many of the topics involve our government. Our bureaucracy is choking us. Our leaders are ignoring us. They’re all crooked. Our government is so preoccupied with partisan infighting

  • Editorials | July 03, 2014

    Discovery Center has work to do

    The Manhattan City Commission acted prudently Tuesday in rejecting an increase in the transient guest tax to boost the subsidy for the Flint Hills Discovery Center. The transient guest tax is the so-called bed tax that is added to the bills of motel and hotel

  • Editorials | July 02, 2014

    Unanimity bolsters cell phone ruling

    Americans’ privacy might not yet be extinct, but it’s endangered, in part because of the choices we make on a daily basis. But the Supreme Court last week shored it up in an area of increasing importance in this digital age. The justices ruled

  • Editorials | July 01, 2014

    Disappointing, but not tragic

    It’s unfortunate that unless something dramatic happens, there will be no major Fourth of July fireworks show in Manhattan for the first time in years. It’s disappointing, but it’s not a tragedy. Folks who want to see a big fireworks show can

  • Editorials | June 30, 2014

    Be safe, considerate with fireworks

    Most of the time, the rat-a-tat-tats and window-rattling booms we hear on a daily basis emanate from Fort Riley. They’re the sounds of freedom. This week we will hear plenty of other booms and rat-a-tat-tats — fireworks. They, too, are the sounds of freedom, though

  • Editorials | June 29, 2014

    Everybody take a deep breath

    If major cuts occur at Fort Riley, the impact to the Manhattan area would be staggering. But it’s important to emphasize the first word in that sentence: If. The Army is studying what cuts would mean to its installations. That’s part of the

  • Editorials | June 27, 2014

    Welcome, Country Stampeders

    Welcome, country music fans. We’re glad you’re here. Seriously. You’re part of what makes Manhattan a great place. It’s time again for Country Stampede, which started Thursday night at Tuttle Creek State Park. The big headliners, Luke Bryan and Eric Church,

  • Editorials | June 26, 2014

    Congrats, new county treasurer

    Congratulations are in order for Shilo Heger, who has won the appointment to take over for Eileen King as the Riley County treasurer. Mrs. Heger is well-qualified, having spent a decade working in Mrs. King’s office as a deputy. She was the nominee of

  • Editorials | June 26, 2014

    College degree well worth the money

    Good news for Manhattan: A college degree is still worth the money. In fact, it’s worth about a million dollars. No kidding. A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released this week concludes that “investing in a college degree may be

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