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  • Editorials | May 16, 2013

    Graduation weekend

    This weekend’s graduation activities at Kansas State University are obviously a big deal to the 5,000 or so graduates and their families. But is it important to those who have no immediate involvement in the event? It ought to be. It’s no exaggeration to

  • Editorials | May 15, 2013

    ‘Peebles’ is pretty funny and utterly harmless


    Somehow Tyler Perry has gotten his name put onto the new film “Peebles.” He is credited as a producer, but it is difficult to imagine that he had much say in the making of this amusing little comedy. The jokes aren’t as broad as

  • Editorials | May 15, 2013

    Choosing justices is already done well

    It will be at least another year before conservatives in the Kansas Legislature succeed in politicizing the selection of justices to the Kansas Supreme Court. Good. This year’s effort died Tuesday afternoon when the Kansas Bar Association’s Board of Governors, whose support was

  • Editorials | May 13, 2013

    Airport tower reprieve helpful

    The political winds that have buffeted Manhattan and scores of other communities that learned in March their airport control towers would close June 15 blew in some truly good news on Friday. They received a reprieve when the Federal Aviation Administration said that the 149 air-traffic control

  • Editorials | May 12, 2013

    Mothers Day’s many celebrants

    There was a time not many years ago when the concept of “mother” was for the most part clear-cut. Your mother was the female person who gave birth to you and who nurtured you. In that context, the context within which Mothers Day was observed

  • Editorials | May 10, 2013

    Dear crack cocaine users

    The arrest of 90 – maybe more —  persons this week in area drug raids is one of the more stupefying events to have entered recent local public discussion. Stupefying because illegal drug use is such a dangerous activity that it’s hard to understand how ostensibly

  • Editorials | May 09, 2013

    Legislature should say ‘No’ to Kobach

    The Kansas Legislature seems poised to make another mistake, one that’s preventable and whose motivation stems from ideology and ambition. Lawmakers are about to give Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach the authority to investigate and prosecute voter fraud. Both houses have passed bills

  • Editorials | May 08, 2013

    The governor’s approach

    There’s a lot on the line for Gov. Sam Brownback as the Kansas Legislature considers this week how to balance the state budget next year. But there will be even more on the line politically if the governor gets his way. The governor’s

  • Editorials | May 07, 2013

    A Kaw chief on the pedestal?

    There might finally be something atop the pedestal in the roundabout at Bluemont Avenue and Fourth Street this fall if the Manhattan City Commission is sufficiently impressed with the recommendation of the Arts and Humanities Advisory Board. From more than 30 entries, the board has recommended

  • Editorials | May 06, 2013

    County security worth improving

    Riley County District Court Judge Meryl Wilson showed more wisdom than the Kansas Legislature when he said last week, “A courthouse is no place for guns or other weapons.” The Legislature has decided, however, that no later than 2018, Kansas courthouses will be among places where

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