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Letters

  • Men should be more responsible for the children they help create

    Current debates over abortion and contraception have become very heated. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in its “Pro-Life Activities” comments,  stated , “While abortion is one the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States, nationally valid .

  • Unleashed pets turned a pleasant outing into a terrifying experience

    Late Thursday afternoon I was walking my two grandsons to the playground at Bluemont Elementary School. As we turned the corner at Thurston and Juliette, a terrier-sized dog bolted from a house on the northeast corner, baring his teeth and .

  • America needs less regulation, more freedom and new leadership

    In their wisdom and having experienced life under an unforgiving monarchy, our forefathers established a government of three branches, therewith the checks and balances they desired..

  • Charging senior citizens for hunting, fishing licenses is wrong

    Is it a win-win or lose-lose situation for the State of Kansas? If SB 314 is passed, the state would start charging senior citizens for fishing and hunting licenses. Most of us have paid for them for 50-plus years willingly, and .

  • Congress must renew protections for women

    Sexual assault and domestic violence are pervasive in Kansas and across the nation. In fact, recent 2011 data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that a significant percentage of women, children and men are directly affected by .

  • Forget about a state dog and do some useful work

    Good grief. With due respect for dogs, which I love in every size and breed —with the sweetest probably being the mutt — the dumbest bill introduced by a Kansas legislator has to be asking that Cairn terriers be named the .

  • Students’ recent abuse of OTC

    According to the University of Michigan’s 2010 National Monitoring the Future study, prescription and over-the-counter medications rank second on the list of drugs abused by 12th-graders. (Marijuana was at the top of the list.)  In 2009, there were nearly 4.6 million .

  • If Kansas is to have a state dog, a mutt would be the best choice

    Before addressing such mundane subjects as our nominees for the presidency, Europe’s defaults and insurrection in the Middle East, we should take care of the pressing issue of our state dog..

  • Presbytery opposes proposal to end Earned Income Tax Credit

    At its Jan. 21 meeting at the First Presbyterian Church of Abilene, the Presbytery of Northern Kansas adopted the following statement:.

  • Personal recognition is a good form of ID at polls

    When my wife and I enter the polls, we are commonly greeted by first name or title. I suppose that much recognition would not suffice currently and that a picture ID of proof of citizenship might be required. Can a .

  • Public transit needn’t be a burden on taxpayers

    Congratulation to the ATA Bus system! We should all be thrilled to see the progress the Area Transportation Agency has made during 2011. As was reported, the director told the City Commission that a 47-percent increase in ridership occurred in 2011..

  • Public transit needn’t be a burden on taxpayers

    Congratulation to the ATA Bus system! We should all be thrilled to see the progress the Area Transportation Agency has made during 2011. As was reported, the director told the City Commission that a 47-percent increase in ridership occurred in 2011..


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