Editorials

In the last 30 days, the City of Iola has hauled away thousands of truckloads of debris for individual households — twice. The first was the city’s biannual citywide pickup in mid-April, where residents left…

Earlier this month, on May 8, President Donald Trump marked the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s surrender to Allied forces in Europe with a small wreath-laying ceremony attended by the first lady and eight World…

The debate about reopening was really all contained in a news story in The Mercury Friday. Gov. Laura Kelly had announced that there would be a bit more delay before bars and nightclubs could reopen.…

In our naivete, we thought a crisis the magnitude of a global pandemic could serve to unite us as a country. Not that we wished for catastrophe. But the indiscriminate and deadly nature of the…

Few issues these days serve as points of unity between Missouri Republicans and Democrats, but cleaning up state government is one of them. Gov. Mike Parson’s options seemed simple: He could have demonstrated bold, independent…

If a short trip to Walmart in Garden City last week provides clues about how seriously Kansans are taking COVID-19, expect this summer and fall to be dogged by disease. I went to Walmart in…

In 2017, according to the Hutchinson News, the government official and pandemic expert “was awarded a place on Hutchinson High School’s Wall of Honor, and he was honored in the homecoming parade.” Now, after having…

A get-together earlier this month at Lake Perry has resulted in 10 cases of COVID-19 and the temporary closure of the Topeka Police Academy as of Friday. The popular lake is situated between Lawrence and…

Having slogged through weeks of unevenly administered distance learning, schools in the U.S. are preparing to shut down for the summer. Amid the stress of the pandemic, students, teachers and parents undoubtedly deserve a break.…

Dozens of members of Congress have bought and sold stocks hundreds of times throughout the coronavirus pandemic, including some trades that may have been prompted by information that came to them in the course of…