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  • Editorials | January 29, 2013

    Immigration reform

    Congress is still a long way from signing off on comprehensive immigration reform, but the steps announced by a bipartisan group of senators Monday are worth celebrating for a couple of reasons. First, the very fact that senators from different parties can still work together

  • General Activities | January 29, 2013


    Bob Hartenstein picked up a hole-in-one on Monday at Stagg Hill Golf Club. The 76-year-old took advantage of the warm January weather to get out and put the ball in on one shot on the 17th hole of the course. He used a 7-wood from 104

  • Letters | January 29, 2013

    Lawmakers DO represent our views on gun safety

    To the Editor: This is in reference to the letter to the editor in Sunday’s paper, “Congressmen do not reflect our views on gun safety.”

  • Letters | January 29, 2013

    Doug Muller deserves attention paper gave him

    To the Editor: Many thanks to the Mercury for the excellent article about Doug Muller, the agriculture instructor at Manhattan High School. This was well-deserved recognition.

  • Letters | January 29, 2013

    Reject legislative attempt to undermine public unions

    To the Editor: House Bill 2023 was recently approved by the House Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Economic Development. This means that the bill will now find its way onto the Kansas House floor. It seems the intent of HB 2023, according to Kansas Chamber of Commerce

  • Letters | January 29, 2013

    Resist effort to eliminate important tax deductions

    To the Editor: Kansans, Gov. Sam Brownback wants to raise our taxes consi-derably! He wants to eliminate two deductions from the state income tax returns: the mortgage deductions and the property tax deduction.

  • Columns | January 28, 2013

    Do what’s best for students

    I read earlier this month in the Topeka Capital Journal that Topeka’s major high schools are lowering the number of credits needed for graduation. Now Topeka West is resisting a similar change. Why? The schools are moving from eight-hour to seven-hour schedules. Changing schedules

  • Editorials | January 28, 2013

    North Korea vents again

    If it weren’t for the fact that North Korea might someday make good on its bluster and launch a nuclear strike against one of its neighbors or the United States, its chronic shenanigans would be downright laughable. North Korea is a dangerous whiner. It

  • Area Schools | January 28, 2013

    Page sisters pacing Wamego


    This could be a special season for the Wamego High girls. So far it has been, as the Red Raiders are 12-1 on the year and currently ranked No. 2 team in Class 4A. Wamego had won its first 10 straight to start the season before falling

  • Local | January 28, 2013

    Labor Dept. hits GTM with $97,762 fine

    The U.S. Department of Labor will require GTM Sportswear in Manhattan to pay 133 workers $97,762 in back wages as a result of an investigation by its wage and hour division. The investigation found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime and record-keeping provisions

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