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  • Skepticism about savings justified

    Kansas legislators’ caution Monday was well placed with regard to proposals from the governor’s office regarding the consolidation of all school districts’ employee health plans and centralizing school district purchasing statewide. At first glance, the proposals sound reasonable. Gov. .

  • Reducing trffic deaths is up to us

    Traffic statistics have a hard time competing with Washington scandals, terrorist attacks or North Korean missile launches, but that doesn’t mean the information doesn’t merit attention. That’s particularly true when, unlike political scandals or North Korea’s .

  • Tax bill a timely breakthrough

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and other critics of the bill both houses of the Kansas Legislature approved last week have been quick to characterize the measure as a tax increase — a historic tax increase. The governor further asserts that some .

  • Marathon should get the message

    Were it not for the announced price of a muscular dystrophy drug, few Americans would likely have noticed that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its marketing in the united states. What caught people’s attention, even for those .

  • Disappointing, but not surprising

    If Kansas lawmakers insist on allowing people to carry concealed firearms at the University of Kansas Medical Center, there’s virtually no chance the Legislature will prohibit them on college or university campuses. That’s unfortunate, because concealed weapons don’.

  • Best wishes, Coach Snyder

    The first thing to say: Best wishes, Coach. We’re thinking of you. We’re thinking of Bill Snyder, of course. He’s the football coach at K-State, and he revealed earlier this week that he has throat cancer. He .

  • Kim family saga

    Kim Jong Nam wasn’t exactly a household name, except perhaps in the household of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. And if, perchance, the latter Kim was worried about the former Kim, who was his half-brother, he can move .

  • How about some real evidence?

    It’s baffling that people who want to be taken seriously continue to argue, without offering evidence, that voter fraud is widespread in the United States. The voter fraud purveyor-in-chief, of course, is President Donald Trump, who continues to insist .

  • DeVos deserves better in new post

    We’re not admirers of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. In our view, she’s utterly unqualified for the position and should not have been nominated. Nevertheless, she has the top spot because in an unprecedented move regarding Cabinet .

  • Air port costs… Up, up and away?

    We don’t know about you, but we feel a burst of pride when we look into the sky and see one of those commercial airliners approaching or taking off from Manhattan Regional Airport. Those planes, and the airport itself, .

  • Must Trump fight with everyone?

    President Donald Trump, not without some justification, thinks of himself as a doer. He would get a lot more done, however, if he were a little — make that a lot — less combative. It also would help if he didn’t .

  • More dubious ideas from Kobach

    One of these years, a legislative session will come and go without a proposal from Secretary of State Kris Kobach that doesn’t focus on voter fraud or undocumented immigrants. This is not that year. Among Mr. Kobach’s initiatives .


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