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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 29, 2014

    Repealing fee would shift another burden to taxpayer

    To the Editor: We believe the Legislature should not repeal the mortgage registration fee. It represents $260 on a $100,000 loan, is paid off over the life of the mortgage and is paid only once. A refinancing of the original loan amount does not generate a second

  • Letters | April 29, 2014

    Many contributed to success of Empty Bowls Project

    To the Editor, We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Manhattan community for its sup-port of this year’s Empty Bowls Project. Over the past decade, the Women’s Center has successfully organized this event and do-nated thousands of dollars to local

  • Letters | April 28, 2014

    Gun debate needs more facts, less opinion, passion

    To the Editor: The discussion over guns and gun violence continues to be misinformed through passion and opinions rather than re-search and facts.  The Mercury added to the opinion in its editorial Sunday, “Looser gun laws won’t make us safer,” without adding anything

  • Letters | April 27, 2014

    Romero not ‘blackmailed; she signed a contract

    To the Editor: I realize that as sports editor, it is Josh Kinder’s prerogative to state his opinions. I will make a few comments for your consideration regarding his recent column, “Romero’s case makes K-State look like a bully.” Mr. Kinder assures the

  • Letters | April 27, 2014

    Kansas State stands tall despite sportscaster’s insult

    To the Editor: I have been a Kansas State University supporter since the 1950s and will continue to be a supporter even after the nationally known sports announcer and former NCAA player has condemned KSU on the Leti Romero case. Does he know the whole

  • Letters | April 27, 2014

    Can someone clarify what education law really does?

    To the Editor: There’s been much in the news in regards the education bill, HB 2506, being signed into law.  The April 24 Manhattan Free Press had an article critical of the new law. As I read it, it appears that the end of the

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Highway crash underscores need for median barriers

    To the Editor: The recent horrific head-on crash on Interstate 5 in northern California involving the FedEx truck and the bus reminds us what can happen when a vehicle crosses the median at highway speeds. That day, 10 poor souls lost their lives because of the crossover

  • 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


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