Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 21, 2015

    I’m glad gay pride parade was a success

    To the Editor: I was both happy and sad to see the recent photo in the Mercury of the Little Apple Pride Parade, held on April 11. It made me smile to see the group celebrating the LGBT community in a welcoming atmosphere. I’m sure

  • Letters | April 20, 2015

    Lawrence’s bus experience might be useful to our city

    To the Editor: I remember years ago the ones in power said Manhattan could have a bus system only if we had a population of 50,000 or more because then we could get federal money. We now have the population, and Manhattan can not seem to

  • Letters | April 15, 2015

    Let’s all work together to improve St. George

    To the Editor: Let’s look to the future in St. George. We have some new blood in our city government, two members of whom are new residents. I do believe that getting new people in will help immensely. And I hope for more residents,

  • Letters | April 15, 2015

    Come and share your voice at annual poetry recitation

    To the Editor: “Today in a brown paper sack I carried home with me a treasure… No king could buy these grapes from me. Today in my brown paper sack, I carry wealth.” — from the Journal of Enid Stover In a brown paper bag or

  • Letters | April 14, 2015

    Such superficial criticism detracts from discourse

    To The Editor: During my tenure as executive editor of The Mercury, there were many times when I wished I could say something to readers who complained about those attention-getting, sporadically interesting and occasionally controversial but hardly synoptic word combinations that we commonly refer to

  • Letters | April 14, 2015

    Form a team now for Manhattan’s Arthritis Walk

    To the Editor: Making a difference in the fight against arthritis has never been easier or more fun. Gather your friends and family for the 2015 Arthritis Foundation Arthritis Walk and help raise funds and awareness to fight one of the nation’s leading causes of

  • Letters | April 13, 2015

    Mercury should discard 20th century gender roles

    To the Editor: Bryan Richardson’s front-page Sunday article on the female majority on the City Commission was accompanied by a troubling headline. One has to wonder why past male-dominated commissions were not advertised as “CITY DADS.” Perhaps a better alternative for the headline might

  • Letters | April 13, 2015

    ‘CITY MOMS’ astonishing; they won’t mother anyone

    To the Editor: I was astonished to see the headline “CITY MOMS” when describing the female majority of the City Commission. After the last election I don’t recall a headline “CITY DADS.” I don’t believe the women who have decided to run and

  • Letters | April 11, 2015

    Volunteers make a huge difference in our community

    To the Editor: National Volunteer Week is April 12-18 and is designed to recognize all volunteers and celebrate the spirit of service in a community. The Flint Hills Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse for volunteerism and provides a strong network for organizations in the

  • Letters | April 11, 2015

    Legislators needn’t worry about encountering the poor

    To the Editor: With the passage of HB 2258, the Kansas Legislature has ramped up its war on poverty — or at least on the poor, in particular those who are the beneficiaries of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Some doubt that such a law


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