• Bed quota for immigrant detainees is wasteful, unjust

    To the Editor: Every day the federal government keeps 34,000 immigrants locked up in detention because Congress has mandated an immigration detention bed “quota.” This means that no matter how many immigrants are actually in the system or what the real .

  • Thanks for making Troop 75 spaghetti dinner a success

    To the Editor: Boy Scout Troop 75 had a successful annual spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Feb. 2. This dinner is our main way to raise money for scouts to put into their camp accounts, purchase sup-plies for campouts and rank advancements, and .

  • Auction at Seniors’ Center will help pay for renovations

    To the Editor: The Riley County Seniors’ Service Center is kicking off its capital fundraising campaign at 11 a.m. this Saturday with an auction at the center, 301 N. Fourth St. Local auctioneer Vern Gannon has donated his services, and center .

  • City street department deserves round of applause

    To the Editor: If you travel around the state, you will continue to appreciate where we live. The Manhattan Street Department deserves a great big “Thank you” for the speed and efficiency with how its members cleaned our streets after .

  • Alas, KSU faculty do pay taxes on retirement income

    To the Editor: Mr. Rick Kramer (Letters to the Editor on Feb. 5), I need your advice. Apparently, you know the income tax law better than my accountant does. I will be retiring in 2015. As with all K-State faculty, I have .

  • Doesn’t Westar get enough protection from the state?

    To the Editor: OK! Enough, already! Sixty-two households, including mine, put up some solar panels, and Westar Energy starts with the Legislature about how unfair it is to the other 689,938 Westar customers. Only five years ago, Westar and the Kansas .

  • Olympic threat will recede, but NBAF’s danger will last

    To the Editor: With the eyes of the world focused on a possible terrorist attack on the Winter Olympics in Russia, I’m reminded again of safety at the proposed bio-research lab in Manhattan. Russia has deployed 40,000 to 50,000 security personnel .

  • Holding leaders’ retreats in another city is ‘nutty’

    To the Editor: I thought it was a nutty idea that individuals interested in promoting this area headed out of town to have their conference. Then it got nuttier when we learned that the conference was put on by the .

  • Untaxed business income isn’t sole insult to tax equity

    To the Editor: In Sunday’s paper, Professor Olsen was lamenting “the insult to tax equity” because business income is counted as zero income. Perhaps the good professor would like to disclose how much Kansas tax he is paying on .

  • Kansas shouldn’t try to opt out of Obamacare

    To the Editor: Ever wonder what Kansas Legislators do? Rep. Brett Hilda-brand, R-Shawnee, introduced a bill that would “suspend by legislation the operation of all federal laws, rules, regulations, and orders regarding health care.” In other words, he is trying .

  • What are total, long-term costs of ‘improvements’?

    To the Editor: Over the past several months I have had conversations with a number of Manhattan residents about our city and county taxes, and none of us seem to understand in simple terms how we are paying for all .

  • Allegiant Air wasn’t around long enough to get to know

    To the Editor: Allegiant Air: Well it was a fun idea for the short time that it lasted. In December, I flew to Phoenix for one of the three-per-year North American Bridge Championships (NABC). The plane down was packed; the .


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