• A few potshots, a little substance

    Americans might breathe a little easier now that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have left the debate stage for the final time without once coming to physical blows.

  • Sexual morality is in freefall in this world

    To the Editor: I was shocked Monday when I read that students at two high schools in Lawrence are being given access to free condoms without parental permission.

  • It’s time KSU named a building for Acker

    To the Editor: According to Monday night’s Mercury, Kansas State University is requesting help in renaming the former KSU Foundation building on Anderson Avenue.

  • Endorsement letters: Carlin’s initiative will protect children’s credit

    To the Editor: As of Jan.

  • Retaking Mosul is just one step

    The long-awaited offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS, which has held it since 2014, began this week.

  • Post’s mascot survey is a ‘sham’

    Joe Sutliff Saunders In his letter to the editor Oct.

  • What possessed Sen. McCain?


  • Seaton could write another timely column

    To the Editor: Mr.

  • Let’s face our hateful and divisive impulses

    To the Editor: This election year has done something that perhaps can be turned in a positive direction.

  • Endorsement letters

    Carlin is the ‘ultimate advocate’ for citizens To the Editor: In the present political climate, we desperately need state representatives who possess common sense, knowledge and commitment.

  • FBI vigilance averts ‘bloodbath’

    Hurrah for the FBI for breaking up a plot to bomb an apartment complex occupied primarily by Somali refugees in Garden City, and three cheers for the residents of Garden City who see beyond skin color and religious beliefs and are rallying around these refugees.

  • Residents have no say in health club location

    To the Editor: I am writing to voice my concern and disapproval of the Genesis Health Club proposal at 2704 Allison Ave.

  • Will activists also seek to change state names?

    To the Editor: I’ve been very interested in this controversy over the Indian mascot at Manhattan High School.

  • Hunters, anglers rely on daily Tuttle Creek data

    To the Editor: For more than 40 years, I have depended on being able to see the pool level, water temperature and outflow of Tuttle Creek Lake six days a week in our local paper.

  • Endorsement letters

    Carlin a ‘people person’ who serves district well To the Editor: We first met Sydney Carlin in 1998 and are very proud to acknowledge her as a longtime acquaintance and someone who has served her constituency well — all her constituency — here in the 66th District during her time in office in Topeka.

  • Big 12 decisions will affect Manhattan

    Pay attention to Dallas tomorrow.

  • Colombia tries to salvage lost peace deal

    It is not often that a country goes through decades of civil war and then votes not to accept a carefully worked out peace agreement.

  • New hospital cause for celebration

    It’s worth taking a moment to celebrate the completion of Fort Riley’s new hospital.

  • Endorsement letters

    Highland isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions To the Editor: The 51st District state representative race seems to be centered on only one subject — education funding.

  • October days are close to perfect

    This morning was a little cool, even frosty in spots; it’s been a while since we’ve had temperatures in the 30s, but they’re not unwelcome.

  • His misbehavior is the greater offense

    To the Editor: You missed the importance of the leaked “Hollywood Access” tape (in your column on locker room talk.

  • Paper gives lobbyists too much credibility

    To The Editor: The Mercury’s highly uncritical Tuesday coverage of a staged event by those lobbying to get rid of the Manhattan High School Indian mascot should have prompted more context in the article than was offered.

  • Kansas income tax misspent

    I filed my Kansas income tax return on March 9, 2016, and received my modest refund on Oct.

  • Will 100 days be enough?

    Somewhere in Las Vegas, an enterprising soul this morning might be laying odds on how long the Kansas Legislature’s 2017 session will last.

  • Seaton right to address respect for women

    To the Editor: I would like to give three cheers for the editor in chief of the Manhattan Mercury, Ned Seaton.


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