Editorials

Editorial: A cocaine party and loose discipline should create worry at KU

This little detail will wake you up if you are the parent of a fraternity member at the University of Kansas. The Delta Upsilon fraternity in 2017 had enough cocaine at its spring break house that it was drawing the Greek letters of the fraternity in the illegal drug. The next part probably ...

Views from Kansas: Consider open carry of beer

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. Earlier this month, the Kansas State Fair board decided to take a big step: Pursuing open carry of beer on the grounds of the fair. Right now, those who attend the ...

Views from Kansas: Strengthening Kansas families

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. A new program is working to prevent children from ending up in foster care. A collection of grants totaling $13 million were awarded to 18 nonprofit organizations ...

Editorial: The NCAA’s rules on student-athlete pay aren’t the real problem

Some great basketball minds, including University of Kansas coach Bill Self, have come out in support of the California law that eventually will allow student-athletes to be paid for endorsement deals and other such marketing work. A prime argument that Self and others have made is summed up ...

Views from Kansas: Governments defend secrecy

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. The Wichita Eagle has been doing extensive reporting on the new water plant Kansas’ largest city is going to need — to the tune of more than $500 million. As part ...

Views from Kansas: Poor judgment on Late Night

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. The Kansas basketball program went looking for trouble last weekend with an ill-conceived, raunchy, NCAA-be-damned Snoop Dogg performance to kick off the season at ...

Editorial: Thoughts to ponder as impeachment unfolds and Congress is challenged

There are many questions to sort through as Congress begins this impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. For one, did Trump use his best Marlon Brando impersonation when uttering to the Ukrainian president, “I would like you to do us a favor, though ...” The answer to that ...

Views from Kansas: Suing Juul is a good idea

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. We don’t pretend to know how a court case will play out, but we’re encouraged to see an attempt to hold vaping companies to account. The Olathe school district ...

Views from Kansas: Join fight against teen suicide

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. We should all be alarmed by the recent increase in Kansas teen suicide rates. According to the State Child Death Review Board — a little-known body with an ...

Views from Kansas: Enrollment woes at K-State

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. More sobering indications from campus: Enrollment is down again. Official numbers won’t be available for a little while, but the university provost told the ...

Views from Kansas: Kris Kobach’s unsettling run

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. A bombshell poll and an explosive declaration detonated last week in the middle of the Republican race to succeed U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas next year. A newly ...

Views from Kansas: How to grow professionals

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. Unemployment in Kansas stands at 3.3%, according to the Kansas Department of Labor. But before you jump for joy, take note that Kansas is on a long-term trend of ...

Views from Kansas: Action needed on earthquakes

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. Folks in the Hutchinson region recently experienced unsettling jolts in a series of earthquakes, the worst of which was a magnitude 4.2. With an epicenter about three ...

Views from Kansas: Perspective on online taxes

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. Overall, it makes abundant sense for Kansas to collect sales tax paid on internet purchases. The Supreme Court has paved the way for such a move, and it just makes ...

Views from Kansas: Fight the vaping epidemic

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. Joe Camel died over 20 years ago, but the tobacco mascot’s child-enticing spirit has hauntingly returned in the form of vaping — the growing use of ...