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  • Students can adapt to Hale cutbacks

    Given the role of libraries in education, it’s discouraging to learn that Hale Library, an icon of learning and research at Kansas State University, will no longer be open 24 hours a day. Students can keep strange hours, and for .

  • A great addition

    On a much happier note, Wefald Hall, the university’s newest residence hall – so new, in fact, that the finishing touches are still being applied– welcomed more than 500 students over the weekend. It is named, of course, for Jon Wefald, .

  • Does Rodriguez have an encore?

    It’s amazing how much legislation one individual can influence simply by winning an election without having served a moment on the board to which he was elected. Consider Marvin Rodriguez, who despite not being particularly well known, defeated Riley .

  • ‘Extreme vetting’ is wrong solution

    It has taken a while, but Donald Trump, who once called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” has tried to scale that back, or at least make it sound less offensive. Perhaps to seem .

  • ‘Extreme vetting

    It has taken a while, but Donald Trump, who once called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” has tried to scale that back, or at least make it sound less offensive. Perhaps to seem .

  • Does Kansas offer enough opportunity?

    On a subject that is particularly timely given the beginning of the academic year, Blake Flanders, president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents, raised a troubling trend with fellow board members at the Regents’ recent retreat in Wichita. .

  • Start of school is a community event

    The day countless young people in this and neighboring communities would probably like to put off at least a little longer is at hand. The school year starts this week. Tuesday is the first day of class in Manhattan and .

  • North Korea frustratinng, but not so complicated

    For years analysts have tried to understand what makes North Korea tick. It appears ready at any movement to attack South Korea or even Japan. In reality, the North’s foreign policy is not that complicated. The country is among .

  • County apology a good step

    The first 11 days of August were chaotic enough for the Riley County Commission that it’s fair to wonder if commissioners know what they’re doing. In a work session on Monday, Aug. 1, Commission Chairman Ben Wilson and Commissioners Robert .

  • Can Trump really not help himself?

    It’s getting more difficult every day to keep up with the outlandish, even worrisome, things Donald Trump says. Just as the dust was beginning to settle from his suggestion that “the Second Amendment people” might be able to prevent .

  • Rio’s athletes are doing their part

    It would have been easy, in fact it has been tempting, to ignore the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Yet that would have been a mistake. If nothing else, these games have been a pleasant diversion from the U..

  • ‘Dangerous qualities’ for a president

    Donald Trump’s response Monday to a scathing letter from fellow Republicans — national experts on defense, national security and international relations — was vintage Trump: “The names on this letter are the ones the American people should look to for answers .


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