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  • Marshall’s comments about the poor troubling

    To the Editor: As family physicians, we were dismayed to read recent comments from Rep. Roger Marshall when he was asked about Medicaid expansion. He stated: “Just like Jesus said, ‘The poor will always be with us.’ ... There is a .

  • Gorsuch wasn’t heartless in Grace Hwang ruling

    To the Editor: I sympathize with the Hwang family. However, their article in Thursday’s Manhattan Mercury attacking Judge Neil Gorsuch, a Supreme Court nominee, does not give a full and fair representation of the situation regarding their family member .

  • Gorsuch failed our family

    Frank, David, Katherine Hwang And Jean Hwang Carrant Special to the San Francisco Chronicle When Judge Neil Gorsuch ruled against our family member battling cancer, Grace Hwang, almost three years ago, his decision was heartless. It removed the human element .

  • County commissioners overstepped their bounds

    To the Editor: Tuesday’s Mercury editorial made comments on the Riley County Commission debate on family planning funding. The emphasis on “planning” is the key to the debate, as this is not a debate about whether to kill a .

  • Church seeks removal of Indian mascots

    The the Editor: The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan (UUFM) is proud to announce a recently adopted resolution that supports removing Native American mascots from our community schools. As a religious congregation, we feel called to publicly support stances that .

  • Let Kansas students redesign license plates

    To the Editor: I don’t mean to be critical, but recent Kansas license plates have been rather boring. I have a suggestion. Open a statewide student competition to design the next plate. Encourage students to keep it simple using .

  • Don’t miss 4-H shooting sports competition

    To the Editor: The Riley/Pottawatomie 4-H Straight Shooters shooting sports project club will host a state qualifying match March 18-19 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. Youth from ages 8 through 18 will compete in air pistol, air rifle and BB .

  • Protecting public health is indeed a moral good

    To the Editor: Regarding the recent flap over Riley County Health Department providing family planning services to county residents, Riley County Commissioner Ron Wells is indeed correct that the County Commission is not the county’s “moral police.” Nonetheless, I .

  • Thanks for great support of annual MLA book sale

    To the Editor: Love of reading. Love of books. Love of literacy. These shared values were in evidence at the recent Manhattan Library Association’s 2017 Book Sale. Hundreds of supporters of the Manhattan Public Library purchased books. The proceeds will .

  • We honor ‘Stand with Muslim Neighbors Week’

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Friends Meeting (Quakers) appreciates the letter to the editor that appeared in The Mercury last Sunday, March 5, by Jonalu Johnstone and other area pastors. We are in agreement with it and we support “Stand with .

  • Growth a sign of success for K-State engineering

    To the Editor: An article in the Manhattan Mercury on Thursday, Feb. 16, from Lawrence discusses the engineering program at the University of Kansas. It quotes a sophomore from Olathe High School about KU’s engineering facilities, and also quotes KU’.

  • Entertaining new circus replacing traditional show

    To the Editor: Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus has been with us in some form for about 150 years. Sadly, later this year, it will fold its tent for the last time. I guess it’s a sign of the .


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