subscribe
Mostly Cloudy

77°



Editorials

  • Obesity getting worse, not better

    Kansas isn’t quite in the nation’s top 10, but if we keep gaining, we might get there in a year or two, depending on what other states do. Trouble is, this top 10 isn’t one any state ought to .

  • Dole’s a good man for this mission

    Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, isn’t the biggest name in a renewed effort to raise funds for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C. In fact, Sen. Roberts isn’t the biggest Kansas .

  • Federal college site worthwhile

    Americans who don’t think they have enough information with which to narrow their college selection now have another option, courtesy of the federal government. The site — collegescorecard.ed.gov —  doesn’t quite compete with rankings by U.S. .

  • Muslim student deserved better

    School officials across America have difficult jobs and generally do them well. Sometimes, however, they err. And once in a while, even while erring on the side of caution, they do so spectacularly. That appears to be the case involving .

  • Constitution is an American jewel

    The buzz this morning about Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate is no surprise, as the candidates jockeyed to gain ground on one another and garner support from Republican voters. Whether one of those candidates wins the general election next .

  • Is GOP certain Trump will fall?

    Quite a few political observers, including many Republicans, have been waiting for the phenomenon that is the Donald Trump presidential candidacy to fade. Or self-destruct. Or just go away. There’s plenty of time for that to happen. However, not .

  • ALVIN E. HOERMAN

    Alvin E. Hoerman, 81, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Wroten House. He was born Oct. 27, 1933, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced at a later time by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502..

  • Pyongyang tiresome, and dangerous

    North Korea is at it again, making noise to remind a world captivated by natural disasters and a migrant crisis stretching from the Middle East to Europe that Pyongyang won’t be ignored. Unprovoked but chronically irritated, North Korea on .

  • Qualifications seem to matter less

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was a long shot to win the Republican nomination for president. Perhaps his mistakes four years ago, especially his “Oops” moment in a debate when he forgot one of his proposals, simply alienated too many .

  • Duel in space wasn’t poor sportsmanship

    Thank goodness for the overlords of propriety at the Big 12 Conference. They can save us from ourselves this fall. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced earlier this week that the conference was penalizing Kansas State University for the KSU Band’s halftime .

  • Hillary’s apology has a hollow ring

    As apologies go, the one Hillary Clinton offered on Tuesday was sorry indeed. Yes, her apology — for using her personal email account for State Department business when she was secretary of state — contained most of the magic words. She acknowledged .

  • U.S. should accept more Syrian refugees

    The United States, which has long welcomed immigrants seeking a better life, seems to be sitting out the refugee crisis inundating Europe. That should change. The war in Syria has generated some 4 million refugees, and conflicts elsewhere in the Middle .


PUBLIC SALARY DATABASE

Subscribers can access a list of local public employees' 2014 pay records.


You can subscribe for as little as $1.99.


TEXT ALERTS

Mobile Alerts

Get the latest news, weather and sports updates from The Mercury sent to your phone.







Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2016