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Editorials

  • Democrats stumble on ‘optics’ test

    Kansas Democrats should have known better than to hold a barbecue Tuesday for gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis at the home of a state Supreme Court justice. They ought to know that the appearance of impropriety often carries the same taint .

  • Missions to Mars

    India is to be congratulated for becoming the first Asian nation to put a satellite into orbit around Mars. What might be more remarkable is that India did it for less than the cost — $100 million — of the Hollywood space thriller, “.

  • Could Ebola become permanent?

    The World Health Organization is doing its best to get the world’s attention. For folks who might be inured to reports that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst in history, WHO now warns that the outbreak .

  • Fitness a big draw at Anneberg Park

    The storms that at midweek had threatened to spoil an amazing event Saturday at Anneberg Park never materialized, and young runners and their families showed up in droves for the seventh annual Body First School Fitness Challenge. It was a .

  • Efficiency panel hits sensitive topics

    It’s not hard to understand why much of the recent attention that the task force to improve Kansas schools has generated involves school consolidation and issues related to teachers. Those were among topics advanced to the K-12 Student Performance .

  • Reason enough for a street dance

    For area residents looking for a reason to party, a birthday anniversary is always good. Aggieville’s 125th birthday anniversary is even better. The actual hour of Aggieville’s birth might be lost to history, but 125 years ago, the first .

  • Have incumbents overreached?

    Who woulda thunk it? In deep-red Kansas, we’ve got three red-hot statewide races featuring three nationally prominent Republicans, Gov. Sam Brownback, Sen. Pat Roberts and Secretary of State Kris Kobach. This oddity has sent reporters scurrying here from New .

  • ‘Body cams’ can improve safety

    It was good to learn this week that the Riley County Police Department is testing cameras for officers to wear in dealings with the public, just as it was good to learn that the RCPD has been looking into using .

  • Brace for a lively Thursday night

    Our attention doesn’t usually turn to a college football game in the middle of the week in mid-September. Then again, the Kansas State Wildcats don’t usually play on a Thursday night. Yet the Auburn Tigers, who finished second .

  • ‘We don’t anoint people’

    Bernie Sanders, the independent U.S. senator from Vermont, doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in Honolulu of becoming president. Or of winning the Democratic nomination, for that matter, especially if Hillary Clinton, a former senator and secretary of .

  • Issues, please, not distractions

    John Vratil, a moderate Republican and former vice president of the Kansas Senate, and Dave Trabert, president of the Kansas Policy Institute, a conservative think tank, aren’t very far apart on the topic of school consolidation as it pertains .

  • Battle against ISIS must be fought

    If defeating or destroying ISIS were a matter of pitting 30,000 of our best troops against the 30,000 or so members in the upgraded estimate of the Islamic State’s strength, Americans could be confident not only of victory but of a .


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