• Carter right to halt collections

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter acted wisely — and reasonably quickly — on Wednesday in ordering a halt to the Pentagon’s efforts to recover signing bonuses inappropriately paid to California National Guard members as long as a decade ago. Calling the current .

  • ‘The vision is coming true’

    Although his record with “experiments” is spotty, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback deserves credit for thinking big. The governor, along with officials from the Kansas Department of Commerce and the American Royal, which has made its home in Kansas City, Missouri .

  • Getting closer to a new KSU president

    The most recent news on the search for the next president of Kansas State University was about as positive as it could have been. Dennis Mullin, the Manhattan resident who is leading the search committee, hopes the committee will choose .

  • Excess debt limits state future

    The growing volume and intensity of talk about the state’s finances among Kansas legislators seeking re-election and candidates for their seats in recent weeks is welcome. Given that even some conservative lawmakers have seen the light, it could be .

  • Clever, Vlad, but no thanks

    Not surprisingly, U.S. officials have declined Russian President Vladimir Putin’s generous offer to dispatch Russian observers to monitor our presidential election. Russia’s long devotion to democracy is known worldwide. A fair election there is one in which .

  • A few potshots, a little substance

    Americans might breathe a little easier now that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have left the debate stage for the final time without once coming to physical blows. But for the second consecutive debate, the candidates on Wednesday didn’t .

  • Retaking Mosul is just one step

    The long-awaited offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS, which has held it since 2014, began this week. It must be successful. This battle is not D-Day, nor is it on a par with the U.S.-led .

  • What possessed Sen. McCain?

    Sen. John McCain certainly didn’t sound like a former presidential nominee on Monday. The Arizona Republican and 2008 GOP nominee, while campaigning in Pennsylvania for fellow GOP Sen. Pat Toomey, told a radio host, “I promise you that we will .

  • FBI vigilance averts ‘bloodbath’

    Hurrah for the FBI for breaking up a plot to bomb an apartment complex occupied primarily by Somali refugees in Garden City, and three cheers for the residents of Garden City who see beyond skin color and religious beliefs and .

  • Big 12 decisions will affect Manhattan

    Pay attention to Dallas tomorrow. It’s not that you can really do anything about this, but there are decisions about to be made there that could have a major effect on our city’s future. Dallas is where the .

  • New hospital cause for celebration

    It’s worth taking a moment to celebrate the completion of Fort Riley’s new hospital. Yes, it’s four years late. The project was delayed over and over, due mostly to a flurry of lawsuits. Subcontractors sued the general .

  • October days are close to perfect

    This morning was a little cool, even frosty in spots; it’s been a while since we’ve had temperatures in the 30s, but they’re not unwelcome. We could use the reminder that winter is coming. After all, last .


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