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  • Editorials | July 15, 2013

    State arts funding climb will be steep

    In light of the state’s recent issuance of grants totaling $58,400 to eight organizations, including $4,000 to one in Wamego, we’d like to consider the cup half full with regard to state arts funding in Kansas. But we’re not there yet. We’re not

  • Editorials | July 12, 2013

    Kansas roads still not good enough

    Kansans ought to be gratified that the most recent rankings of state highway systems’ condition and cost-effectiveness by the Reason Foundation cast a friendly spotlight on our state. Placing second based on 2009 information, the latest year for which full statistics are available, is outstanding, and

  • Editorials | July 11, 2013

    The long, winding, expensive road

    We’re glad Manhattan city commissioners recognize that many — actually most — of the streets in the city need attention. Now all commissioners need to do is come up with the $44 million or so they’ll need to improve the deteriorating streets in the next 10 years.

  • Editorials | July 10, 2013

    It does no harm, and little good, to ask

    Members of the Kansas Board of Education on Tuesday engaged in their almost annual ritual of agreeing to ask Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature for more money for public schools than they have the remotest chance of getting. Trouble is, this request is

  • Editorials | July 09, 2013

    Congratulations plant pathologists

    If you don’t know a lot about plant pathology, you probably have plenty of company. But if you don’t know what being the very best is, you’re probably alone. So it is that we congratulate Kansas State University’s Department of Plant

  • Editorials | July 08, 2013

    Does Europe want a trade deal?

    When overly righteous European leaders are finished posturing about America’s spying, perhaps they’ll give some thought to the free trade negotiations between Europe and the United States. And if they’re not all that interested in a deal, they ought to just come

  • Editorials | July 07, 2013

    Estabrook has choices to make

    Manhattan resident Aaron Estabrook would be a busy man if all he did were to help his wife rear their two children and serve as a case manager for the Salvation Army on behalf of homeless veterans in and around the Flint Hills. But he

  • Editorials | July 05, 2013

    Egypt shouldn’t quit on democracy

    The Obama administration apparently isn’t ready to recognize it, and an Egyptian military official is describing what happened there this week as “impeachment by the military,” but the military’s ouster of Mohammed Morsi, is an old-fashioned military coup. It’s too soon to

  • Editorials | July 04, 2013

    An occasion to celebrate

    If you enjoy birthdays, you ought to enjoy today. After all, it’s America’s 237th, and if we’ve learned anything from our ancestors, we know the Fourth of July — Independence Day — is meant to be a joyous occasion. It’s one made all

  • Editorials | July 03, 2013

    Westar proposal is a hard sell

    The more we learn about Westar Energy’s proposed $31.7 million rate increase, the more we dislike it. The proposal, announced in April, would raise electric rates on most residential customers by about $7.50 a month. Light electricity users’ rates would go up about $4 a month, according


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