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Letters

  • KSU engineering quality reflects Rathbone’s vision

    To the Editor: In a letter March 9, Donald Rathbone, former dean of Kansas State University’s College of Engineering, responded to an article on the growth of the University of Kansas’ engineering program. Dean Rathbone reported data regarding the phenomenal .

  • Hwang letter was not politically motivated

    To the Editor: Grace Hwang had been a friend of mine since junior high. She was the bravest, most energetic, positive and hardest-working person I have ever known, and I believe most of my classmates would enthusiastically attest to this. .

  • Trump lucky to have a local interpreter

    To the Editor: Many thanks to Milo Kelley for his explanation of Trumpspeak and our president’s ever-changing reality. I suppose to fans of TV stars, be they reality-TV stars or prime-time Hollywood personalities, what Mr. Kelley says makes perfect .

  • Estes has much to learn about health insurance

    To the Editor If Ron Estes really believes that before the Affordable Care Act became law, “most folks” had reasonable and affordable health insurance unless they chose not to have it, he is living in a fantasy world. The complexities .

  • Covering Trump will be a challenge for media

    To the Editor: Salena Zito, a writer for The Atlantic, was extremely insightful when she wrote about candidate Donald Trump that the press takes him literally but not seriously while his supporters take him seriously but not literally. For President .

  • Don’t let Westar control private solar systems

    To the Editor: Writing this, I’m thinking of a friend who lives on the edge of town. Going on 50 years, he’s dutifully paid for electricity sent to him on lines owned by a monopoly that has been guaranteed .

  • Thanks for supporting lawn-mowing clinic

    To the Editor: The annual youth lawnmowing clinic was held March 14 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This is a cooperative event put on by the KSU Riley County Extension and the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club. The clinic’s purpose .

  • Conservatives choose Gorsuch over Hwang

    To the Editor: I see the esteemed local conservatives have written in defense of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. I am sure they did due diligence and thoroughly read the entire case that Grace .

  • Letter a tactic to hurt Gorsuch’s nomination

    To the Editor: I read with interest the letter from the family of Grace Hwang and the Mercury staff report March. 16. Aside from being a passionate letter of support for a family member who died last summer, the whole purpose .

  • K-State’s season ended with 69-48 loss to Stanford in second round of NCAA tournament Kindredwesemann1

    Smiles mixed in with tears for the Kansas State women’s basketball team on Monday night. The Wildcats (23-11) lost to Stanford, 69-48, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. This is the second straight year K-State has been .

  • Response of Kansans to request was amazing

    To the Editor: Several weeks ago I wrote to the people of Kansas asking for their help in researching this great state for my school report. I write now to thank you all for the amazing number of responses. I .

  • Learn about concussions’ causes, consequences

    To the Editor: It’s the moment every parent dreads while watching their kids play sports… the thud as the helmets clash, the thud when the heads bang on the soccer field, the thud when the ball connects with the .


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