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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 19, 2012

    Why would anyone steal a wreath from a grave site?

    To the Editor: What does this world continue to come to? We have seen great tragedy in the news. I had heard the news of what had happened in Newtown, Conn., on my way to the cemetery.

  • Letters | December 18, 2012

    Brownback is creating problems for Kansans

    To the Editor: Really, Gov. Brownback? Let’s send 30 million bucks back to the feds and let them run the insurance exchange without state input. Let’s spend just a few hundred thousand words to change the name of our state Medicare program.

  • Letters | December 18, 2012

    Keep religion out of government, schools

    To the Editor: Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has been quoted as saying that the reason for such atrocities as happened Friday in Newtown, Conn. is the removal of God from government and from our schools. In the kindest words that I know, the former governor

  • Letters | December 17, 2012

    Let’s change the culture that encourages violence

    To the Editor: What is in American culture that encourages men to engage in gun violence?

  • Letters | December 17, 2012

    Rational gun control cannot wait any longer

    To the Editor: Like many Americans, I suspect, I have been apathetic and irresponsible in not doing something that I know needs to be done. It is not a pleasant task, and the rewards are not im-mediate, but that is no legitimate reason for continuing

  • Letters | December 16, 2012

    Million-dollar tax receipts are nothing to celebrate

    To the Editor: It was a sad day indeed when the front page of the Dec. 7. Mercury reported city officials enjoying a “round of celebra-tion” over sales tax receipts exceeding $1 million. The mayor, another city commission-er and a city staffer were lauding the fact city

  • Letters | December 16, 2012

    Thanks to all who donated during ‘Keep the Drive Alive’

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the Manhattan community for its support of the third annual “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive, held Nov. 15-16 in memory of our son, Kevin Coffey.

  • Letters | December 14, 2012

    Memorial ornaments help support Homecare & Hospice

    To the Editor: During the holiday season, we especially remember the ones we have loved. Homecare & Hospice’s Light of Life Memorial gives individuals a unique opportunity to honor the memory of their loved ones during this holiday season.

  • Letters | December 13, 2012

    Huelskamp merits support as a genuine conservative

    To the Editor: The Republican leadership in Washington, D.C., showed its true colors when members removed my congressman, Tim Huels-kamp, from his position on the House Budget and Agriculture committees.

  • Letters | December 13, 2012

    Redmon made good points on bicycle-auto coexistence

    To the Editor: I would like to thank Dave Redmon for his very nice and well written column dealing with how bikers and cars ought to behave.


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