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The new secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture should draw on her strong Kansas ties as she seeks ways to support Kansas farmers and build the state’s agriculture economy.
The number of Kansans directly involved in agriculture production has dropped significantly in the last several decades, but agriculture remains an important part of the state’s economy and the selection of a state agriculture secretary is still a critical choice.
As is the case for most university presidents these days, fundraising will be a top priority for Baker University’s new CEO.
Lynne Murray has big shoes to fill, but we wish her well as she prepares to take over the presidency of Baker University from Pat Long next summer.
Privacy concerns are important, but they shouldn’t be a major roadblock to a new rental inspection program.
It’s not a bad thing that Lawrence city commissioners are taking the time to address various concerns with an expanded rental inspection program. This is a significant change, and now is the time to try to anticipate problems and write the ordinance in a way to avoid those issues.
Even if most of KU Continuing Education moves to Overland Park, officials should consider keeping the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Lawrence.
The Edwards Campus’ gain will be Lawrence’s loss when Kansas University moves its Continuing Education operation to Overland Park.
A growing terrorist threat raises ongoing questions about how to balance security measures against American freedoms.
According to leaders of the U.S. House and Senate intelligence committees, this nation and its citizens are more susceptible to terrorist attacks today than they were a year or two ago.
If a last-minute pitch for a new Boeing plant in Wichita falls short, state officials should revisit their strategy to reduce the possibility of similar disappointments in the future.
According to recent news reports, Boeing executives are meeting with senior officials from five to 15 states trying to land a new Boeing commercial aircraft manufacturing plant. The plant would produce the Boeing 777X passenger airliner and would create thousands of jobs.
The charitable Lawrence Schools Foundation is a huge asset for Lawrence schools and the community.
The assistance provided to the debate and forensics programs at both Lawrence and Free State high schools is another example of how fortunate the Lawrence district is to have the charitable support of the Lawrence Schools Foundation.
Iowa Street is open to traffic, so enjoy it while you can — and get ready for more construction on the busy thoroughfare next year.
Motorists have received an early Christmas present in the form of completed construction on Iowa Street.
Remarks by the Kansas Corporation Commission chairman raise some real question about his dedication to the work of the agency and to Kansas consumers.
It seems that Mark Sievers, chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission, may not understand the core responsibilities of the agency he leads.
The KU football team may have been wearing the wrong shoes in Iowa last week but in other important ways the Jayhawks and their coach are getting things right.
A lot of the talk about this year’s Kansas University football team hasn’t been particularly positive, but as the Jayhawks head into their final game of the season this Saturday, it’s a good time to applaud some notable accomplishments by the coach and players.