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  • Editorials | August 30, 2013

    Players, NFL strike important deal

    Perhaps retired pro football players would have fared better if they’d held out longer, and perhaps they would have squandered valuable time and money. As it is, the settlement announced Thursday in a dispute between the players and the National Football League over debilitating

  • Editorials | August 28, 2013

    A beautiful dream still unrealized

    We’re not as comfortable as others who declare that if Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, he’d support one action and discourage another.  We don’t presume to know what he’d think about what has occurred — and not occurred — with

  • Editorials | August 27, 2013

    A warning worth heeding

    One of the differences between warnings about climate change and warnings that our groundwater is being depleted is that there are fewer skeptics to warnings about aquifer depletion. Unfortunately, that alone isn’t likely to reverse or even slow the depletion of the aquifer. But

  • Editorials | August 26, 2013

    Manhattan’s pace suddenly picks up

    One week Manhattan is a quiet place with more parking spaces than parkers. The next week one can’t buy a parking space. For folks who haven’t been out on the street lately, the “next week” has arrived. Several thousand Kansas State University students

  • Editorials | August 25, 2013

    An agenda for CiCo Park

    In a week, Manhattan High football fans will get their first look at the new turf at Bishop Stadium. MHS soccer players are already raving about the new surface, which for them is a huge improvement from inconsistent grass fields at Anneberg Park. It’s

  • Editorials | August 23, 2013

    Our interests in Egypt

    The Obama administration is unwisely raising the specter of further injecting the U.S. into the unstable situation in Egypt by withholding military or other assistance. The administration’s motivation appears to be dissatisfaction with the overthrow of the Morsi government following its election last

  • Editorials | August 22, 2013

    Rezoning Thurston Street

    The City Commission’s brief debate and subsequent passage Tuesday of a proposed rezoning in the 1000 block of Thurston is interesting far beyond the case itself. Commissioners had been asked to rezone two lots in that block from two-family residential with traditional neighborhood overlay to

  • Editorials | August 21, 2013

    The picture isn’t enough

    The Riley County Law Board deserves plaudits for its decision Monday not to explore the idea of deploying “red light cameras” within its jurisdiction. The demerits of the idea substantially outweigh the potential benefits. The cameras, mounted above intersections, exist in some jurisdictions as a

  • Editorials | August 20, 2013

    Pooling assets from KSU

    It struck us this weekend in City Park that two terrific Manhattan assets really ought to be paired together: K-State students and City Pool. The pool is closed. As you probably know, its season ended more than a week ago, on Aug. 11. This is absurd.

  • Editorials | August 19, 2013

    Something for everyone

    Let there be no mistake: Kansas roads and highways need work. Let there also be no mistake: doing so is a costly business. That having been stipulated, it is fair to question the methodology behind the 10-year, $8 billion T-Works program implemented by the 2010 Kansas Legislature


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