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Opinion - Editorials

  • Editorials | April 19, 2013

    The cost of a parking permit

    It’s not clear that doubling the cost of student parking permits at Manhattan High School, as was advocated Wednesday night by some board members, will raise enough revenue to bark at. Nor is it clear that a $100 permit, as opposed to the current $50 cost,

  • Editorials | April 18, 2013

    The Matta agenda

    New Mayor John Matta’s remarks upon taking office Tuesday night contain some positive suggestions this commission would be well-advised to follow. The most significant of those was his call for accelerated discussions about “consolidation, in part or in total,” with Riley County. Consolidation, either

  • Editorials | April 17, 2013

    Protect funding for higher education

    Given the many needs of Kansas State University and the other Kansas Board of Regents institutions, simply maintaining current state funding for higher education seems inadequate. Yet given legislative proposals that call for funding cuts of up to 4 percent, maintaining current funding this year is

  • Editorials | April 15, 2013

    It’s storm season again

    Not so long ago, many of us wondered if spring would ever get here. Well, it’s here, and so far it’s delightful. Flowering trees and shrubs are adding color to complement rich green lawns, birds do their best to sing us awake and

  • Editorials | April 14, 2013

    Understanding the human brain

    The $100 million that President Barack Obama proposed recently for the so-called Brain Activity Map project is modest in the extreme — both in terms of the money that will be needed and the scope of the project he envisions. But it’s a start,  and

  • Editorials | April 12, 2013

    Jonathan Pollard can stay in prison

    If Jonathan Pollard has fallen off your radar, you’re not alone. From time to time, his name pops up when the Free Jonathan Pollard movement gets reenergized. And Mr. Pollard’s name came up during President Barack Obama’s trip to Israel last month,

  • Editorials | April 11, 2013

    A ‘milestone’ for NBAF

    It isn’t often that Kansas Republican leaders approve of something the Obama administration does, but it isn’t often that the president includes funding for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in his proposed budget. Sen. Pat Roberts called the $714 million — and the administration’

  • Editorials | April 10, 2013

    3 hours to pay state, local insurance tax?

    If you’re one of those individuals who celebrates Tax Freedom Day, well, the Kansas event has come and gone. It was Tuesday. You still have national Tax Freedom Day to look forward to, or to lament. That’s a week from today, April 18 — three

  • Editorials | April 09, 2013

    Getting nowhere on gun control

    The political sparring in the U.S. Senate over modest gun-control proposals puts the place to shame. It would be easy to blame the National Rifle Association, which opposes just about any legislation with even a wisp of gun restriction and has intimated enough members

  • Editorials | April 08, 2013

    Tower funding still up in the air

    The Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to postpone until June 15 the closing of the control towers at 149 small airports is a modest dose of good news for Manhattan, whose airport, Manhattan Regional, is on the tower closing list. The FAA funding cutoff was to take


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