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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 23, 2014

    Revisit Teen Town and help support auditorium

    To the Editor: People of all ages — adults singles, couples and families — are invited to dance the hustle, twist, hokey pokey, the fox trot and the swing at the Teen Town Reunion and Dance this Sunday, Oct. 26. The event will run from 3 to 5 p.m.

  • Letters | October 22, 2014

    Can K-State not continue investment in equestrian?

    To the Editor: I hope that K-State will be able to re-establish our equestrian program. As in every sport, these team members have worked hard to prepare for competition, have represented K-State in an outstanding manner and have contributed to our community. I have met

  • Letters | October 22, 2014

    Republicans, too, are targets of nasty campaign ads on TV

    To the Editor: I enjoyed reading a recent letter to the editor questioning the effectiveness of negative campaign mail sent by third party organizations. Personally I’ve been more irritated by hateful television advertisements that actually mention both the candidates they slander —usually Sen. Roberts

  • Letters | October 22, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Kobach is doing his best to eliminate voter fraud

    To the Editor: Manhattan, don’t be fooled by letters like that in last Thursday’s Mercury by Nancy Twiss trying to demonize Kris Kobach. I Know Kris Kobach personally; he is maybe the most fair, honest, hardworking secretary of state we will ever have. 

  • Letters | October 21, 2014

    Believe whatever you want, but allow me to do the same

    To the Editor: Opinions are like noses; everybody has one. (Most of us have a lot more than just one, but you know what I mean.) Having grown up and lived most of my live around Kansas State University and Manhattan Christian College, I am

  • Letters | October 21, 2014

    Vicious political attacks can backfire on candidates

    To the Editor: I have received political hate mail attacking Paul Davis and Greg Orman, as many of your have also. It is paid for by outside groups like Americans for Prosperity and the Repub-lican Governors Association. Without saying so, it is clearly intended to

  • Letters | October 21, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Carlin has represented all of her constituents well

    To the Editor: Please join me in voting for Sydney Carlin for Kansas House District 66. She has represented us all, regardless of party affil-iation. Sydney’s service has been excellent, from mayor of Man-hattan to representative of Kansas District 66.

  • Letters | October 19, 2014

    Death penalty isn’t worth the chance of a fatal mistake

    To the Editor: The recent Manhattan Mercury article about Eddie Lowery was well done and interesting, especially for those who had not known his story. I would like to add some context to his presentation about his exoneration from a wrongful conviction for rape and

  • Letters | October 19, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Carlin has earned your vote during six successful terms

    To the Editor: Sydney Carlin is actively running, unopposed, to maintain her current legislative seat. She is the mother of four grown children, a Manhattan resident for more than 40 years and a K-State graduate. Sydney has served as Manhattan’s mayor and as a city

  • Letters | October 19, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Carlin dedicated to working to boost education funding

    To the Editor: Though Sydney Carlin is running unopposed for the Kansas House of Representatives, she continues to walk her district listening to the comments and concerns of her constituents. As we walk door-to-door with her, we realize this is an important way that she


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