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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Our own borders should matter more than Ukraine’s

    To the Editor: I find it both amazing and hypocritical that our politicians in Washington, D.C., exhibit such concern about the borders of Ukraine and absolutely none about our own U.S. borders. Hispanics have became the majority population in California. Texas and Arizona,

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Supreme Court ruling calls to mind Orwell novel

    To the Editor: The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling which equates money with free speech is a chilling reminder of George Orwell’s 1945 fable, “Animal Farm.” Its theme is that “All animals are created equal, except that some animals are more equal than others.”

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Ridicule isn’t as much fun when you’re the target

    To the Editor: In its coverage of the March 17 Law Board meeting, the Mercury reported that at the mention of my name, “three-fourths of those present snickered.” Rusty Wilson, it was reported, felt he was singled out for rebuke (a glare) for discourtesy. He explained

  • Letters | April 24, 2014

    Mortgage registration fee is unfair, should be repealed

    To the Editor: Thank you for enlightening your readers on the bill to eliminate the hidden tax paid only by people who have to take out a mortgage. This is a tax that needs to be abolished. I would agree that this tax is not

  • Letters | April 22, 2014

    Thanks for helping us honor so many dedicated people

    To the Editor Thank you Manhattan! The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the inaugural Community Foundation Awards at the Manhattan Conference Center on April 13. More than 400 people joined us to recognize a number of indivi-duals who have

  • Letters | April 22, 2014

    Are you curious about what it means to be transgender?

    To the Editor: The Flint Hills Human Rights Project is hosting a presentation and discussion from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, on the issues faced by transgender people in our society. The event will be in the lecture hall at the fire station headquarters, at

  • Letters | April 20, 2014

    Barbershop singers grateful for many years of support

    To the Editor: The members of the Little Apple Barbershop Chorus thank the 68 sponsoring businesses, individuals and organizations in Manhattan and surrounding communities for supporting the Chorus’s 38th annual show April 12, in McCain Auditorium.   We are also grateful for the support of another 88

  • Letters | April 18, 2014

    Why would any first-year teacher take a job in Kansas?

    To the Editor: The last-minute addition to House Bill 2506 to eliminate tenure for K-12 public school teachers was a shock and a huge disappointment. Its supporters contend it’s a way to get rid of “bad” teachers. I see a very different scenario. I think

  • Letters | April 18, 2014

    To ignore voter fraud, you must dance around the facts

    To the Editor There is a new dance in town. Voter fraud doesn’t exist in Kansas. Here’s how it goes. Even though the facts hit you square in the face, you do a bob and weave, look the other way and say the

  • Letters | April 17, 2014

    Science Olympiad Fun Night was challenging, educational

    To the Editor: As part of the USD 383 Elementary Science Olympiad Family Fun Night on March 13, nearly 100 students in grades three through six and their families designed and built straw towers as architects and surveyed rocks and minerals as geologists, sank their tinfoil barges with


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