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  • Editorials | October 30, 2012

    Storm victims need assistance

    It doesn’t seem fair that we have sunshine and afternoon temperatures in the 60s while much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are still trying to cope with what started last week as Hurricane Sandy and evolved into what’s variously being called a

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    KSU-OSU game Saturday is a chance to help hungry

    To the Editor: Did you know that Riley County is one of the most impoverished counties in the state of Kansas? In fact, one in five Riley County families lives at or below the poverty level. With the holidays around the corner, I would like

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    City’s plans are too vague; reject countywide sales tax

    To the Editor: I would like to ask the voters to join me in voting “No” on the extension of the countywide sales tax.

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 30, 2012

    Carlin takes issue with flyer

    66th District Rep. Sydney Carlin, seeking re-election to a sixth term next Tuesday, blasted state Republican Party officials Monday for what she said was an unfair and misleading mail advertisement sent to voters in her district over the weekend. The postcard mailing accused Carlin of

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Carlin’s votes have been for constituents’ benefit

    To the Editor: Rep. Sydney Carlin of the 66th District voted against what she considered to be harmful tax legislation. She voted against lowering the state income tax because, as she said at the time, “Income tax accounts for nearly half of our state revenues.

  • I Wonder | October 30, 2012

    Who’s behind the Obama billboard on I-70?

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    Q: What’s the story behind the “Wannabe Marxist Dictator” billboard on I-70 right near Fort Riley?

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Unlike predecessors, Phillips, Modesitt will be effective

    To the Editor: For the past several years, Manhattan’s state senator and representatives have been great at listening. The problem is that they have not been effective problem-solvers. Sure, they have a number of excuses. However, like K-State fans in the 1960s and ’70’s,

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Don’t retain Hochhauser

    To the Editor: I encourage every voter to vote “No” on retaining Sheila Hochhauser as magistrate judge. Call (785) 313-8471 for information.

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Modesitt is a rising star; Phillips has proven himself

    To the Editor: We would like to recommend Lee Modesitt and Tom Phillips as our representatives to the Kansas Legislature.

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Don’t tax ordinary citizens to support the ‘influential’

    To the Editor: In spite of The Mercury’s Sunday endorsement, big money billboards and ad campaigns, vote “No” on the countywide sales tax. We can do better than taking sales tax from ordinary citizens and shelling it out to the “influential” in the name

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