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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 30, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Remove liberal justices from Kansas Supreme Court

    To the Editor: Vote “No” to retain the two Kansas Supreme Court Justices — Eric Rosen and Lee Johnson — who voted to overturn the death sentence of the Carr brothers after the Carrs had been convicted by a lower court of one of the most brutal

  • Letters | October 29, 2014

    Decision on equestrian makes mockery of ‘family’

    To the Editor: It was late on a recent Monday night when my 18-year-old-daughter called from Manhattan. I couldn’t understand her through her tears. This was a call I would never want a parent to endure. I couldn’t hold, comfort her or give

  • Letters | October 29, 2014

    Questions remain after equestrian dream cut short

    To the Editor: A little girl’s dream of riding a horse turns into a dream of competing on a collegiate equestrian team. As with any athlete, years of practicing, no normal childhood and financial resources can indeed make that dream a reality. For K-State

  • Letters | October 29, 2014

    Wildcat fans can help poor with donations at OSU game

    To the Editor: The leaves are changing, and it’s beautiful to walk through campus with the sun shining and a soft breeze blowing. Recently as I built the first fire of the season in my fireplace, I could not help but take a moment

  • Letters | October 28, 2014

    Tranparency is needed on KSU’s equestrian decision

    To the Editor: As a concerned parent of a K-State equestrian athlete, it saddens me that K-State Athletic Director John Currie is being allowed to spin this story without challenge. Please consider the following points: 1) Mr. Currie’s entire premise for dropping equestrian is based

  • Letters | October 28, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Anderson will protect Kansans’ insurance interests

    To the Editor: Billionaires Charles and David Koch of Wichita want to repeal Obamacare, relax over-sight rules for insurance companies and privatize Medicare. The Republican candidate for Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Ken Selzer, shares their goals. Seltzer said that if elected, he will do all he

  • Letters | October 27, 2014

    Before casting ballots, voters should become informed

    To the Editor: I take strong exception to the letter printed Friday in which officials of the League of Women Voters urge one and all, no matter their level of preparation, to vote in the upcoming election. My objection is rooted in the letter’s

  • Letters | October 27, 2014

    Equestrian participants deserve better from K-State

    To the Mercury, Did you know the K-State equestrian team is now ranked No. 2 in the nation? Why is K-State’s athletic director, John Currie, so quick to end the equestrian program before the NCAA has even taken a final vote to eliminate it from

  • Letters | October 27, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Huelskamp ‘too disruptive’; Sherow is a problem-solver

    To the Editor: I urge Kansans to vote for Jim Sherow for Congress. Jim is known to be a cooperative, constructive individual who focuses not on obstruction but on solving problems. While serving on the state level in the Kansas Senate, incumbent Tim Huelskamp was

  • Letters | October 26, 2014

    Health Care Compact would cause great harm in Kansas

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback signed House Bill 2553, called the “Health Care Compact,” into law on April 22. The law requests the federal government to suspend by legislation the operation of federal laws, rules and regulations and orders regarding Medicare. The governor described the law

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