Saturday, February 13, 2016

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | January 23, 2016

    Nondiscrimination ordinance should be more of a priority

    To the Editor: It was extremely disappointing last Sunday to read that the Manhattan City Commission, which set many goals at its 2016 retreat, decided to not include anything about basic nondiscrimination for all citizens. Since November, the citizens of Manhattan have addressed the commission during

  • Letters | January 23, 2016

    Kansas right to be a national leader in pro-life legislation

    To the Editor: Another Jan. 22, the anni-versary of the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to allow the killing of unborn children, has come and gone. Since that time, more Amer-icans have been killed through abortion than have died in every war

  • Letters | January 21, 2016

    MHS mascot is respectful, not offensive; let’s keep it

    To the Editor: There has been a lot of talk about changing the Manhattan High School mascot and logo because they are “offensive” and “derogatory.” The MHS Mentor even had an editorial advocating this move. Its arguments are that the mascot and logo are inherently

  • Letters | January 16, 2016

    Discovery Center continues to be a drain on local funds

    To the Editor: Year-end Flint Hills Discovery Center financials are in; it lost $357,000 in 2015. No surprise. It’s like City Hall burning $1,000 a day, every day of the year, sans a few holidays, year after year after year. Admissions were 72 percent of budget, memberships were 65

  • Letters | January 16, 2016

    Cutting Planned Parenthood funds cuts women’s options

    To the Editor: How ironic it was to read Wednesday’s Manhattan Mercury.  Page A3 headlined Gov. Sam Brownback’s State of the State address, in which he called for the restriction of Medicaid funding for Planned Parent-hood. Turn to page A6, where there

  • Letters | January 14, 2016

    Kansas is far from alone in way it chooses justices

    To the Editor: Tuesday night, Gov. Sam Brownback made a misleading statement about Kansas’ long-standing merit selection system for its Supreme Court. In calling Kansas “the only state in the country” that chooses its justices the way it does, Brownback overlooked the two dozen other

  • Letters | January 13, 2016

    Get involved in this year’s Martin Luther King events

    To the Editor: Members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Manhattan have been working hard this past year and would like to encourage all to participate in the following activities in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. •Saturday, Jan. 16:

  • Letters | January 12, 2016

    Manhattan’s west side needs another grocery store

    To the Editor: This is a response to the front-page article in Sunday’s Mercury, “Plaza West tenants deal with sale, changes.” My wife and I live a few blocks west of the K-State campus and less than a mile east of the Westloop Dillons.

  • Letters | January 10, 2016

    Let taxpayers choose which teachers deserve extra pay

    To the Editor: Here is a way to provide merit pay to teachers with no impact on the state budget and 100-percent fairness in deciding who should get how much: We simply put a couple of lines at the end of the state income tax

  • Letters | January 10, 2016

    Thanks for supporting Kiwanis pancake feed

    To the Editor: The spirit of the season was clearly evident Dec. 12 during Manhattan Kiwanis Club’s 65th annual Pancake Feed and Silent Auction. More than 500 people came by to enjoy the food, shop for pres-ents and visit with neighbors in helping us raise funds

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