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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 09, 2012

    Voting record reflects a candidate’s character

    To the Editor: Before voting, people should examine their representatives’ voting records. How a person votes reflects a candidate’s character and values.

  • Letters | October 09, 2012

    Herspring shouldn’t use his column to attack Obama

    To the Editor: As I calculate it, Professor Dale Herspring owes the Man-hattan Mercury a little over $107 for his Sunday diatribe against President Obama. It is one thing to do a weekly column on world diplomatic concerns, but it is entirely another to use skewed

  • Letters | October 09, 2012

    Hawk knows local issues, how to build consensus

    To the Editor: Join us in voting for our longtime friend Tom Hawk. Tom is a proven legislator who supports and has experience in education, the city, the county, KSU, Fort Riley and NBAF. We need a successful legislator who can bring people together.

  • Letters | October 08, 2012

    What’s one to make of dueling jobs numbers?

    To the Editor: I’m confused. On Friday, Oct. 5, the Mercury published a story on page B1 saying that the Labor Department reported the national unemployment rate had dropped to 7.8 per cent.  Yet on page B4, an article states that the unemployment rate was

  • Letters | October 08, 2012

    Lawmakers should support Carbon Fee and Dividend

    To the Editor: Jim Suber’s column in the Sept. 30 Mercury referred to Pat Roberts’ website and his rejection of the idea of a carbon tax as regressive and “a bad idea,” with which Suber agreed.

  • Letters | October 04, 2012

    Carlin’s work ethic, record have earned your vote

    To the Editor: Sydney Carlin’s record of service as a Manhattan city commissioner and mayor and at the state level reflects moderation, a strong work ethic and concern for public education and other critical needs. She has EARNED your vote!

  • Letters | October 04, 2012

    Wells will watch tax burden

    To the editor: He will fight to keep our property taxes down: Ron Wells, county commissioner.

  • Letters | October 04, 2012

    Wells will get my vote

    To the Editor: I’m voting for Ron Wells, from a three-generation family who’s a farmer, rancher and businessman.

  • Letters | October 04, 2012

    Wells is friendly and fair

    To the Editor: Frugal, friendly, fair, forthright. That’s Ron Wells for county commissioner.

  • Letters | October 03, 2012

    MCC takes two games

    The Manhattan Christian College volleyball team traveled to Belton, Mo., on Tuesday to participate in a tri-match with Central Christian College and the Calvary Bible College. MCC defeated both teams in three sets. Central is a fellow NCCAA Central Region opponent and Calvary is a


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