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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    KSU-OSU game Saturday is a chance to help hungry

    To the Editor: Did you know that Riley County is one of the most impoverished counties in the state of Kansas? In fact, one in five Riley County families lives at or below the poverty level. With the holidays around the corner, I would like

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    City’s plans are too vague; reject countywide sales tax

    To the Editor: I would like to ask the voters to join me in voting “No” on the extension of the countywide sales tax.

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Carlin’s votes have been for constituents’ benefit

    To the Editor: Rep. Sydney Carlin of the 66th District voted against what she considered to be harmful tax legislation. She voted against lowering the state income tax because, as she said at the time, “Income tax accounts for nearly half of our state revenues.

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Unlike predecessors, Phillips, Modesitt will be effective

    To the Editor: For the past several years, Manhattan’s state senator and representatives have been great at listening. The problem is that they have not been effective problem-solvers. Sure, they have a number of excuses. However, like K-State fans in the 1960s and ’70’s,

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Don’t retain Hochhauser

    To the Editor: I encourage every voter to vote “No” on retaining Sheila Hochhauser as magistrate judge. Call (785) 313-8471 for information.

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Modesitt is a rising star; Phillips has proven himself

    To the Editor: We would like to recommend Lee Modesitt and Tom Phillips as our representatives to the Kansas Legislature.

  • Letters | October 30, 2012

    Don’t tax ordinary citizens to support the ‘influential’

    To the Editor: In spite of The Mercury’s Sunday endorsement, big money billboards and ad campaigns, vote “No” on the countywide sales tax. We can do better than taking sales tax from ordinary citizens and shelling it out to the “influential” in the name

  • Letters | October 29, 2012

    Help public library expand children’s room, activities

    To the Editor: It is hard for us to believe that our family has been part of the Manhattan community for more than three years now. We fell in love with the Little Apple back in 2009. Since then, so many exciting changes — from the Flint

  • Letters | October 29, 2012

    Patients, providers anxious about shift to KanCare

    To the Editor: Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people over 65, regardless of income level. Medicaid is a federal health insurance program run by the states for people with low-incomes. People sometimes get the two programs confused because their names are similar.

  • Letters | October 29, 2012

    Government, tax dollars can and do create jobs

    To the Editor: Thank you so much for printing Dale Herspring’s column regarding the bipartisan sequestration of defense funds on Oct. 28. He wrote “Civilian companies — large and small — that do business with the Defense Department would suffer… The only aspect that is clear is


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