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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 13, 2012

    Maybe Plum Island is being vacated for housing

    To the Editor: After listening to the PBS news on a recent morning housing about developments in New York City, I wonder if the real reason for moving NBAF laboratories from Plum Island to the main-land United States is to provide more land for housing

  • Letters | December 10, 2012

    Home Depot’s kindness will be long remembered

    To the Editor: Thanksgiving weekend we were in Home Depot to pick out our Christmas tree.  When we first got there, my son, who is 2, had what you call a febrile seizure.

  • Letters | December 08, 2012

    Roberts, Moran wrong to oppose disability treaty

    To the Editor: Career politicians fall for the same disease as generals in fighting last year’s wars. For generals it is refighting the last armed conflict in planning for future wars. For career politicians like our Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, it is

  • Letters | December 08, 2012

    Tricare’s decision is a bitter bill for local clients

    To the Editor: Effective Nov. 1, Tricare terminated licensed clinical psychotherapists (LCPs) from its provider network because it was determined that LCPs do not meet the new eligibility require-ments implemented by Tricare Management Authority (TMA) earlier this year. Tricare is the health care program serving veterans

  • Letters | December 08, 2012

    House Speaker should let Huelskamp do his job

    To the Editor: It seems Washington politics is alive and well. If you don’t vote with leadership, you SHALL be replaced. It does not matter that your constituents sent you there to work for them and to vote for something other than the usual

  • Letters | December 08, 2012

    How to make enemies and influence… well… no one

    To the Editor: It was my privilege to serve as a chief of staff for several years in the U.S. Senate and to work with members of the Kansas congressional delegation to advance a legislative agenda that reflected the priorities of the state and

  • Letters | December 07, 2012

    Possession of handguns is a complicated matter

    To the Editor: In Tuesday’s paper, Myron Calhoun took Mercury opinion-page editor Walt Braun to task for the latter’s reservations over Kansas needing an even more liberal personal handgun law.

  • Letters | December 07, 2012

    Manhattan is blessed with generous people

    To the Editor: As the holidays encompass us all, now is the perfect time to channel the warm and generous spirit of the season to help our fellow community members in need. One of the things I love most about living in Manhattan is witnessing

  • Letters | December 06, 2012

    Reporter should have pointed out ‘whoppers’

    To the Editor: The front-page article Tuesday describing the presentation of “a key lobbyist” for the Farm Bureau simply begs for the application of some actual journalism. The lobbyist’s claims are so far out of touch with reality that a responsible reporter would know

  • Letters | December 05, 2012

    Boehner deserves thanks for removing Huelskamp

    To the Editor: I would like to thank U.S. House Speaker John Boehner for kicking Kansas 1st District Rep. Huelskamp off of the House Budget Committee.


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