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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | September 15, 2014

    Support, celebrate people going through recovery

    To the Editor: Each September Pawnee Mental Health takes time to celebrate National Recovery Month. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices of Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to discuss mental health and substance use disorders and the reality that recovery is possible.

  • Letters | September 11, 2014

    We often have no idea how our behavior affects others

    To the Editor: There has been a lot said in these pages lately about people killing themselves, so I will keep this short and sweet. I read in a book or magazine a comment by a “head” doctor that for everyone he saw in a

  • Letters | September 11, 2014

    Poor Kansans hurt by state’s refusal to expand Medicaid

    To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Kansas believes that basic health care should be available for all citizens of Kansas, that it should be affordable and that it should provide for the medically indigent. At a recent health care forum of the

  • Letters | September 10, 2014

    ‘No Firearms’ stickers won’t protect residents from harm

    To the Editor: During my visit back to Manhattan earlier this summer, I was very disappointed to see the number of “No Firearms” stickers affixed to numerous government and private facilities. Kansas State University, Manhattan Town Center and various other businesses seem to think that

  • Letters | September 08, 2014

    Talking about suicide can help to prevent it

    To the Editor: Did you know the word committed when describing suicide is left over from the Middle Ages, when suicide was condemned as a crime and a sin? We now know that suicide is illness-driven and not a crime, sin or choice. It’s

  • Letters | September 02, 2014

    Do donors really need a monument of thanks?

    To the Editor: Our human family includes a variety of motivations to donate. Sadly, some believe an income tax benefit will motivate individuals to give. Others promise recognition: certificates, plaques, trophies, thank-you banquets — even a monument “to commemorate names of donors.” While some people quietly

  • Letters | August 31, 2014

    Visit with decision-makers at special League gathering

    To the Editor: As the fall season draws our attention to public affairs, the League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County has scheduled an event to help keep citizens connected with our local elected officials. The public is invited to come for coffee and

  • Letters | August 31, 2014

    It’s important to maintain partnerships with Fort Riley

    To the Editor: I want to thank all the individuals and organizations assisting our statewide efforts to support Fort Riley during the Army’s Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment process. By taking time to send in a public comment, you demonstrated to the Army the importance

  • Letters | August 29, 2014

    There can be no let-up in war on global ‘cancer’

    To the Editor: Ours is a sick world. Let me start with what my wife has been going through. She has Stage 4 cancer and is in remission at this time. She went through a battering ram of intense chemotherapy for nine months. Her latest scan

  • Letters | August 28, 2014

    ‘Sticker Shock’ part of effort to prevent underage drinking

    To the Editor: On Saturday Aug. 23, the Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition (MARPC) conducted Sticker Shock in our community. MARPC’s mission is to reduce risky behaviors through prevention education, community collaboration, life skills training and programming. Sticker Shock is part of a national project


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