Monday, July 6, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | June 08, 2015

    A brief retrospective on Brownback’s comments

    To the Editor: Just a few revealing quotes from the primary author of the state budget shenanigans. Sam Brownback: “On taxes, you need to get your overall rates down, and you need to get your social manipulation out of it, in my estimation, to create

  • Letters | June 03, 2015

    Thanks for supporting Poppy Day for our veterans

    To the Editor: The American Legion would like to thank all those involved in our May 2 Poppy Day. We could not have provided the Veterans Administration hospital in Topeka with the Manhattan community’s generous donation without each and every one of you. The project

  • Letters | June 02, 2015

    Wefald deserves great credit for landing NBAF

    To the Editor: Not being able to attend the most recent — hopefully final — NBAF groundbreaking ceremony last week, I was curious to read media summaries that followed and found this doozy: “ ‘The Manhattan, Kansas facility has been in the works for 16 years,’ said Sen. Pat

  • Letters | June 02, 2015

    City Park is your park; help us plan its future

    To the Editor: Manhattan’s City Park was laid out in 1855 when the city was founded. In the past 160 years, the park’s layout and structures have changed many times. One thing, however, remains the same as when our city’s founders envisioned the park:&

  • Letters | June 02, 2015

    Is a fair tax policy too much to ask of our state leaders?

    To the Editor: After reading the article about the governor’s proposed tax plan in Sunday’s Mercury, I can only hope I have misunderstood it. First of all, many low-income persons, families and retirees already pay no income taxes. They simply do not make

  • Letters | June 01, 2015

    If Legislature acts on threat to courts, it could violate the U.S. Constitution

    To the Editor: There seems to have come into being what might be described as insurrection by legislation. It began when the 2014 Legislature passed a bill (HB2338) that among other things takes certain authority from the state’s chief justice; a lawsuit has been filed

  • Letters | June 01, 2015

    Ray’s Apple Market delivery is a godsend

    To the Editor: I want to thank Ray’s Apple Market for its wonderful new grocery delivery service. I am homebound much of the time due to health issues, so this service has been a huge blessing for me. Ordering my groceries is easy and

  • Letters | May 31, 2015

    A legislature to sing about

    A legislature to sing about To the Editor: An apropos theme song for the 2015 Kansas Legislature would be Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns,” in which the final line is, “Don’t bother, they’re here.”

  • Letters | May 31, 2015

    Why would guns be allowed on our college campuses?

    To the Editor: A few days ago I heard on the evening news about a law that allows adults to carry concealed weapons on our college campuses. I could hardly believe my ears! I could not believe that people in power would allow such a

  • Letters | May 31, 2015

    EPA’s Clean Water Rule is vital to Kansas economy

    To the Editor: Protecting the Heartland’s streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act (CWA), passed in 1972, helps our communities and is vital to our health, safety, and quality of life. Rivers in Kansas — like the Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Little Arkan-sas, Ninnescah, Saline, Smoky


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