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  • Editorials | March 06, 2015

    A bad idea is buried

    Where such ideas come from is anyone’s guess, but at least one cockamamie education proposal that surfaced in the Kansas Legislature all but died Thursday in the House Education Committee. At issue was a bill that would prohibit anyone who lives with, is married

  • Editorials | March 05, 2015

    Discovery Center gets a big boost

    The Flint Hills Discovery Center, which in its brief existence has become one of Manhattan’s gems, will shine a little brighter thanks to the generosity of residents Marty Vanier and Bob Krause. As was announced Wednesday morning, they’re donating $750,000 to the center. Most

  • Editorials | March 03, 2015

    Boehner must come through

    One hopes House Speaker John Boehner will do the right thing, even if it costs him his leadership position in the House of Representatives. That would be an act of statesmanship, and it is sorely needed. The most conservative House Republicans, members of the so-called

  • Editorials |Manhattan High School | March 02, 2015

    A championship weekend for MHS

    Congratulations abound after a memorable weekend for Manhattan High School athletes. One of them is now a state champion and others are enjoying Centennial League titles. The state champion is Mason Wallace, a sophomore. He might weigh just 132 pounds, but he’s mighty big on

  • Editorials | February 28, 2015

    Teachers win one, sort of

    It might not rise to the level of a great achievement, but members of the Kansas Senate and House deserve credit for separate bills that do less harm than many lawmakers had originally contemplated. Both houses approved teacher negotiation measures that reflect a compromise that

  • Editorials | February 27, 2015

    Can Mars One accomplish its mission?

    Readers might remember earlier this month a splash of publicity about manned missions to Mars — one-way missions. That publicity involved the Mars One Project, which plans to establish a permanent mission on the Red Planet in 2024, and had narrowed its list of potential pioneers to 100.

  • Editorials | February 27, 2015

    Storming is a rite worth protecting

    What happened Monday night after the K-State men’s basketball team defeated KU can’t happen again. We’re not referring to storming the court but rather the excesses that turned such a sweet moment sour. The university’s lack of preparedness was pivotal in

  • Editorials | February 25, 2015

    Reject repeal of tuition bill

    “The children of undocumented persons who are making use of these in-state tuition rates are exactly the kinds of students we want in Kansas. They must be highly motivated to succeed. They’ve gone to our high schools. They’ve gone to school with your

  • Editorials | February 24, 2015

    Kansas standards serve students well

    One piece of good news to come out of a legislative committee hearing Monday on a proposal to repeal the state’s education standards was the reminder that lawmakers probably won’t resolve the controversy this year because they have other, more pressing, challenges. And

  • Editorials | February 23, 2015

    Kobach’s say-so doesn’t make it so

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a smart man. Given that, and given the fact that he’s taught constitutional law, you’d think he’d know better than to continue trying to place Kansas above federal law. The most recent example is a


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