Editorials

  • Given demands, a sound city budget

    Manhattan property owners who might grimace at news that the City Commission is publishing a budget calling for a 1.5-mill levy increase ought to realize that this is the maximum increase the city is considering. Indications from commissioners last week .

  • Trump’s platform is Kobach’s platform

    One of these days, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach just might surprise us. But if his role in writing the Republican Party’s national platform is an indication, that day won’t come soon. Lest anyone in Kansas question .

  • Simple ‘Thank you’ well deserved

    Today’s opinion page contains a short letter to the editor from Manhattan resident Stan Tilley. It came in Wednesday’s mail, was neatly typed and included the handwritten note, “If you feel this is appropriate — please publish it.” His .

  • ISIS weakened but still deadly

    Something’s going on within the Islamic State, and while it might presage more, and even more intense, terrorist attacks, it also suggests that the “caliphate” its leaders boasted of a couple years ago will exist more as an idea .

  • A Press Oversight Commission?

    We’d like to believe frustration has briefly gotten the better of Riley County Commissioner Ron Wells, who on Monday called for a government agency to oversee the press. And we’d like to believe he will quickly come to .

  • America needs more empathy

    Last week’s violence across America has a lot of us wondering: What’s going on? And what can we do about it? There are no easy answers, but there’s one simple place to start.   We’ll get back .

  • Manhattan needs real economic development

    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we are going to complain again about the way the local government is dealing with economic development. At its core, “economic development” means the creation of jobs. It means either bringing .

  • Mrs. Clinton dodges two bullets

    It’s too early yet to pick a presidential candidate, but two major problems facing Hillary Clinton have faded seriously in the past week. Her opponents claimed Mrs. Clinton as Secretary of State was to blame for deaths, and lied .

  • Keep the ‘zip’ if you restrict the noise

    We’re confident that reasonable people can figure out new rules related to noisy music in Manhattan with a little more time. We’d just like to make a couple of observations before that all gets worked out. First, the .

  • State must tighten rules on flying

    The governor took his children to a basketball game in Omaha and a football game in Memphis. The secretary of state traveled to political events. Other officials crisscrossed the state. All of them took a state-owned airplane, according to newly .

  • Commission’s move counterproductive

    Riley County commissioners last week did something wrongheaded. They ought to reverse course. What they did: Commissioners reached a consensus on a plan to designate money to promote economic development outside the city limits of Manhattan. They took $20,000 out of .

  • We are free to disagree

    It’s the Fourth of July. Which means it’s a day to be united. It’s a day to reflect on the unity that got us here — to the point where we disagree and debate with each other, sometimes .


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