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  • West Virginia ready to welcome KSU fans

    To the Editor: Greetings from Morgantown, West Virginia, on behalf of a volunteer group, the Goodwill City Ambassadors. Along with our Mountaineer Country Visitor Bureaus, West Virginia University Athletics and other WVU organizations, we are eagerly anticipating your visit the .

  • MHS mascot harmful to Native students

    To the Editor: My hope in sending this letter is to offer a newcomer’s perspective on the discussion of the Manhattan High School mascot unfolding on your pages. My husband and I moved to the city in 2015 to work .

  • KSU was the better team against Stanford

    To the Editor: The score didn’t reflect it, but Kansas State was, in my opinion, the better team on the field Friday night in the game against Stanford. The Wildcats showed class, composure and solid preparation, and the players .

  • Event offers chance to visit with city leaders

    To the Editor: This Saturday morning, Sept. 10, the League of Women Voters is convening an event to bring citizens and public officials together for coffee and conversation. It’s scheduled at the College Avenue United Methodist Church, 1609 College Ave. Coffee .

  • Epipen episode illustrates flaws in U.S. health care

    To the Editor: The latest flap about unconscionable drug price gouging shines a bright light on just one element of our broken health care system. The Epipen is essential to many people for survival. This product has outlived its patent .

  • Support of Global Fund is appreciated, effective

    To the Editor: Thank you for covering the upcoming replenishment of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Reading how Thoko’s life has been dramatically affected by these devastating diseases is heartbreaking, but the Global Fund offers .

  • Help Hospice House perform its vital mission

    To the Editor: As we start thinking about school, football, cooler weather, autumn leaves and, of course, the holiday season, it is also “flock membership” time. Now is an excellent time to renew or begin your annual membership to the .

  • Many mental health patients quite functional

    To the Editor: September is (Mental Health) Recovery Month. Like everything else, that means different things to different people. After more than 50 years in the “mental health system,” recovery is hard for me to describe. Many of my friends who .

  • Look again at Indians’ support for Indian mascots

    To the Editor: “The professional football team in Washington calls itself the Washington Redskins. As a Native American, do you find that name offensive, or doesn’t it bother you?” Ninety percent of 504 adults self-identifying as Native American selected the .

  • Why make such a big deal of Kaepernick’s protest?

    To the Editor: I had hoped that the Merc would ignore Colin Kaepernick and his protest, but he not only makes it into the sports pages but is the subject of the paper’s editorial on the opinion page. Why? .

  • Decency, civility more important than mascot

    To the Editor: I confess I do not have a very big personal investment in the discussion about the Manhattan High School Indian drawing, but as I passed through an intersection in Manhattan with the overhead likeness of what purports .

  • There are bigger issues than a high school mascot

    To the Editor: Here are 10 things more worthy of attention than the Indian mascot controversy: 1. Childhood bullying 2. Terrorism 3. School finance 4. Zika virus 5. Domestic and child abuse. 6. Illegal drugs 7. Childhood hunger 8. Homelessness 9. Unemployment 10. Cancer Let’s put our efforts into solving .


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