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Opinion

  • 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.

  • Fake Patty’s Day clashes with community’s values

    To the Editor: It’s time for us to stop looking the other way on Fake Patty’s Day.

  • School district wants your ideas

    If you live in the Manhattan-Ogden School District and feel even remotely inclined to help the district, you can do it.

  • KPERS retirees have been treated shabbily

    To the Editor: Thank you for publishing Chris Huntsman’s letter regarding the situation with the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System.

  • We stand with Muslim neighbors

    Rev.

  • Let’s finally settle school finance

    Few legislators should be surprised that the Kansas Supreme Court has again ruled that the Legislature must increase funding for the state’s public schools.

  • Simulation helps increase awareness of poverty

    To the Editor: A poverty simulation was held at the First United Methodist Church Harris Activity Center last Saturday, Feb.

  • Thanks for joining us for Black History Month

    To the Editor: Bethel AME Church would like to thank the many community members who supported our recent Black History Month Breakfast on Feb.

  • Revenue numbers show progress

    If Kansans knew only that the state has a funding shortfall in the range of $280 million that must be made up by the end of June, they might despair.

  • Shuffle the seats in Congress

    Let’s set aside what Donald Trump said in his address Tuesday to a joint session of Congress.

  • Marshall seems to condone intolerance

    To the Editor: Last Friday I joined other Manhattanites and attended the opening of Rep.

  • Help me learn about your state

    To the Editor: Hello.

  • Thanks, Currie, and good luck

    John Currie has done a terrific job as the athletics director at Kansas State University, and we’d like to tip our cap to him as he departs.

  • No threat to free thought

    Mike Hankins Contributing Writer Last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), some statements were made about my colleagues and me.

  • Federal arts funding in peril

    Gov.

  • Let’s reject hatred, embrace our blessings

    To the Editor: Much has happened in the past few days.

  • State should restore COLA to KPERS retirees

    To the Editor: One of the focus areas for the Kansas National Education Association-Retired (KNEA-R) is financial stability in retirement.

  • Superbly done, MHS wrestlers

    Congratulations to the Manhattan High School wrestling team and its coach, Robert Gonzales, for winning the 6A state wrestling championship Saturday in Park City.

  • Recent tour of LEC quite instructive

    To the Editor: A part of the monthly programming at the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center includes a tour of a local public or private business or organization.

  • Lions grateful for support of fundraiser

    To the Editor: To the people who helped support the Manhattan Lions’ Biscuit and Gravy Feed on Feb.

  • Medicaid expansion is long overdue

    Advocates of Medicaid expansion in Kansas were understandably thrilled last week when a bill to expand Medicaid that had been pronounced “dead” in a House committee was subsequently resurrected and approved in an impressive bipartisan vote, 81-44.

  • Clinic serves poor, uninsured patients

    To the Editor: I am a retired doctor but still enjoy seeing patients without working full time.

  • SNAP is an important element in Farm Bill

    To the Editor: On Thursday, Sen.


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