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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | November 07, 2012

    Big Brothers Big Sisters grateful for tourney support

    To the Editor: On behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manhattan, I would like to publicly thank Denny Woods of the Manhattan Country Club for recent support of our youth. Mr. Woods, Pro-Am golfers and local sponsors annually support Big Brothers big Sisters with

  • Letters | November 06, 2012

    It’s easier to blame those we elect than ourselves

    To the Editor: Let’s do the boring stuff first! Using last year’s figures, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and national defense accounted for 61.6 percent of federal spending. Add interest on the national debt and 67.3 percent of the federal government’s spending for last year

  • Letters | November 06, 2012

    We have been blessed by God and good neighbors

    To the Editor: I recently had a heart attack and wanted to thank our neighbors and friends for the great work they did for us.

  • Letters | November 05, 2012

    Meat consumption is a big factor in climate change

    To the Editor: Frankenstorm Sandy is one more dramatic demonstration that climate change and its extreme weather patterns are now part of our future.

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Reject sales tax renewal; taxes don’t help; they hurt

    To the Editor: A couple weeks ago the Mercury editorial was headlined “Sales tax renewal important for job creation,” the premise being that we need more taxes to create jobs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Lower taxes attract business and spending and create

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Carlin can help thwart ‘tyranny of the majority’

    To the Editor: In recent letters to the editor, the writers stated that it would be in the best interests of Manhattan-area residents to elect a Republican to represent Manhattan in the Kansas Legislature. The reason was that because the majority Republican Party will determine

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Carlin’s support of autism patients’ insurance is vital

    To the Editor: Sydney Carlin’s support of a bill requiring insurance companies to pay for behavioral and occupational therapies for children with autism wins my support. Manhattan needs Carlin

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Modesitt has superb character, innovative ideas

    To t he Editor: Lee Modesitt — a young man with great leadership qualities and superb character and integrity. He’s politically savvy, intelligent and a great communicator with innovative ideas for our state’s concerns. It’s simple: Vote for Lee, House 66.

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Harms was involved long before he was a candidate

    To the Editor: It is amazing how much Rod Harms was already involved in matters important to Riley County before he was asked to run for commissioner. He attended all the steering committee meetings and the KDOT local consult workshop in Topeka planning for the

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    If Brownback’s direction disturbs you, vote for Hawk

    To the Editor: Sam Brownback wants to amend the Kansas Constitution to eliminate merit selection of Supreme Court justices and allow him the power to appoint them. If this direction for Kansas disturbs you, support Tom Hawk, a moderate, practical voice for Kansas and the 22

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