Monday, October 5, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | September 26, 2015

    Stop using highway funds to solve state’s fiscal woes

    To the Editor: Kansas has a respected history of high-quality, long-term transportation programs that have invested billions into infrastructure. Those investments have benefited us all by attracting businesses to Kansas, constructing safer highways and creating an estimated 175,000 jobs for Kansas workers; the current T-WORKS program

  • Letters | September 26, 2015

    Deadline nears to order bricks for county memorial

    To the Editor: We’d like to remind the citizens of Manhattan and Riley County that twice a year, bricks bearing the names of veterans and loved ones are placed in the patio area of the Riley County Armed Forces Memorial. Names to be added

  • Letters | September 25, 2015

    KSU, Big 12 overreacted to a contrived controversy

    To the Editor: I read this week of the decision by Kansas State University administrators to impose internal sanctions and suspend the director of bands for one game. I read the statement by the university president of the inquiry by the Big 12 Conference and the

  • Letters | September 24, 2015

    Many contributed to success of La Leche League event

    To the Editor: La Leche League of Manhattan wishes to thank the more than 200 people who participated in the 13th annual “Celebration Walk for Breastfeeding” on Saturday, Sept. 19, at City Park. An enthusiastic group walked around City Park in a show of support for the

  • Letters | September 23, 2015

    Which Republican candidate said what?

    Which Republican candidate said what? To the Editor: In view of the purpose of the Republican presidential debate — so voters would not only hear ideas but also know who had them, it would have been nice if the candidates had their names on their chests

  • Letters | September 23, 2015

    Boys and Girls Club grateful for help in providing backpacks to kids in need

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan, we would like to thank the many people who helped make our backpack drive successful again this year. Prior to 2014, this backpack drive was something we did internally as a staff project,

  • Letters | September 22, 2015

    Peace Memorial Auditorium to celebrate 60th anniversary

    To the Editor: The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium and honored chairs Burke Bayer, Jim Sharp and Frank Tracz invite everyone in Manhattan and Riley County to join us for our Diamond Jubilee celebration and commemoration Saturday, Sept. 26. It will begin at 4 p.m. in

  • Letters | September 22, 2015

    We all can help people going through recovery

    To the Editor: National Recovery month is an observance held every September to promote recovery for people with mental health or substance use disorders. The theme for Recovery Month 2015 is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valua-ble.” The theme challenges individuals in recovery and

  • Letters | September 19, 2015

    Club for Growth is adept at ‘playing us for chumps’

    To the Editor: The paper’s editorial Sept. 16 asks this question: “Is GOP certain Trump will fall?” and cites the Club for Growth’s TV advertisements aimed at hastening The Donald’s demise. Here’s a delicious quote from those ads: “(Trump) is playing us

  • Letters | September 17, 2015

    Let’s reverse policies that have hurt the middle class

    To the Editor: Through deliberate tax policy and deregulation of the financial industry, among other such actions that favor the already well-to-do, we have seen the middle class shrink to the point that it hardly exists anymore. And important programs for the needy have been

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