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Opinion

  • House right to welcome Nuss

    It’s hard to ignore the call Wednesday by the chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court for higher pay for judiciary employees.

  • Gorsuch failed our family

    Frank, David, Katherine Hwang And Jean Hwang Carrant Special to the San Francisco Chronicle When Judge Neil Gorsuch ruled against our family member battling cancer, Grace Hwang, almost three years ago, his decision was heartless.

  • Transparency vital for good government

    It might not have seemed like it the last few days, but this is Sunshine Week.

  • County commissioners overstepped their bounds

    To the Editor: Tuesday’s Mercury editorial made comments on the Riley County Commission debate on family planning funding.

  • Family planning worth investment

    Riley County Commission Chairman Ron Wells did citizens of this county a service Monday when he admonished his fellow commissioners, Ben Wilson and Marvin Rodriguez, for citing religious and social reasons for their reluctance last Thursday to support the Riley County Health Department’s quest for state grant funding for family planning.

  • Church seeks removal of Indian mascots

    The the Editor: The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan (UUFM) is proud to announce a recently adopted resolution that supports removing Native American mascots from our community schools.

  • Let Kansas students redesign license plates

    To the Editor: I don’t mean to be critical, but recent Kansas license plates have been rather boring.

  • Way to go, MHS girls!

    Congratulations to the Manhattan High School girls basketball team — players, coaches, trainers, everyone.

  • Don’t miss 4-H shooting sports competition

    To the Editor: The Riley/Pottawatomie 4-H Straight Shooters shooting sports project club will host a state qualifying match March 18-19 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park.

  • Protecting public health is indeed a moral good

    To the Editor: Regarding the recent flap over Riley County Health Department providing family planning services to county residents, Riley County Commissioner Ron Wells is indeed correct that the County Commission is not the county’s “moral police.

  • Dark times ahead for the environment

    It’s been a few days now since Scott Pruitt, the head of the U.

  • Thanks for great support of annual MLA book sale

    To the Editor: Love of reading.

  • We honor ‘Stand with Muslim Neighbors Week’

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Friends Meeting (Quakers) appreciates the letter to the editor that appeared in The Mercury last Sunday, March 5, by Jonalu Johnstone and other area pastors.

  • This is a pivotal time for Northern Ireland

    Imagine sitting in your living room in Northern Ireland several years ago, picking up your local newspaper and spotting an article on Brexit.

  • Reasonable, or retaliatory?

    Perhaps state Rep.

  • Specify your budget cuts

    Duane Goossen Contributing Writers Kansas budget cutters: the time has come to get real and very specific.

  • Is Trump ready for North Korea test?

    If President Donald Trump didn’t initially realize the importance of diplomacy and a fully-funded State Department, North Korea’s latest missile launches should have brought that lesson home.

  • Growth a sign of success for K-State engineering

    To the Editor: An article in the Manhattan Mercury on Thursday, Feb.

  • Strong tax bill still necessary

    It’s apparent Kansas Gov.

  • Entertaining new circus replacing traditional show

    To the Editor: Ringling Bros.

  • Trump unpredictable, inconsistent, insulting

    To the Editor: I don’t envy anyone working for our new president.

  • A great few days of basketball

    Championship week for state high school basketball is about as exciting as local sports gets.

  • Senate should follow House lead on KanCare

    To the Editor: Leadership was recently on display at the Kansas Statehouse.

  • House opioid bill a good start

    The opioid epidemic hasn’t struck Kansas as hard as it has struck more populated, urban areas of the United States.

  • Manhattan offers superb medical care

    To the Editor: From time to time, I hear local residents say that they went out of town for medical care because they did not feel that our services were up to par with more distant cities.


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