Editorials

Editorials

Release budget-cut proposals

The budget documents are of public interest, because the state agencies provide important services to many Kansans. Also, Gov. Sam Brownback and some state lawmakers argue that the way to solve the state’s budget shortfalls is through spending cuts. Voters deserve to know what that might look like before they go to polls on Nov. 8 and elect a new Legislature.

Editorials

More concerns about foster care

Another audit has raised more concerns about the state’s foster care system. And though the Department of Children and Families appears to be addressing some of the shortcomings, it is important that state lawmakers continue to press for improvement and hold the agency accountable.

Editorials

State put tax cuts before schools

Expect wailing and gnashing of teeth if the Kansas Supreme Court rules that the state must increase funding to K-12 public schools – perhaps by $500 million or more. But the blame for such an outcome should fall squarely on Gov. Sam Brownback and state lawmakers, who put cutting taxes before adequately funding schools.

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Oklahoma needs to curb quakes

Kansas saw a sharp reduction in earthquakes after it restricted the disposal of oilfield wastewater. But as the state experienced Saturday, homes and property are still at risk until Oklahoma gets more serious about the problem.

Videos

WSU coach Gregg Marshall talks about his team

With the first practice slated for Sunday, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall talked with the media about the state of his team on Thursday at Koch Arena. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
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WSU coach Gregg Marshall talks about his team 6:42

WSU coach Gregg Marshall talks about his team

Composer works with choral students at Rose Hill 1:27

Composer works with choral students at Rose Hill

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Clouds sweep across Wichita

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Wichita classrooms try flexible seating

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