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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | March 25, 2015

    Mercury’s criticism of Israel, Netanyahu was misplaced

    To the Editor: I would like to comment on the Mercury’s March 24 editorial n which Israel and its Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, are impugned for interference in nuclear negotiations among Iran, the United States and our allies. The criticism directed at Israel’s intelligence

  • Letters | March 23, 2015

    School board incumbents handle difficult times well

    To the Editor: I urge the voters in USD 383 to vote for Leah Fliter, Dave Colburn, Curt Hermann and Daryl Edie — the four incumbents — for school board. They are a major part of an experienced board that works smoothly together in a thought-ful, logical manner.

  • Letters | March 23, 2015

    Morse is superbly qualified to serve on City Commission

    To the Editor: From time to time, Manhattan has chosen exceptionally dedicated city leaders. We are lucky to have another such opportunity now in electing Linda Morse. Widely respected in Manhat-tan, Linda’s public service in-cludes not only her work at KSU, but also her

  • Letters | March 20, 2015

    Candidates will answer questions at forums

    To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County is hosting a series of candidate forums. The first forum is from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in the main fire station at Denison and Kimball Avenues for candidates running for Manhattan

  • Letters | March 19, 2015

    Someone with a concealed weapon may save your life

    To the Editor: RE:  Businesses that ban guns. Are you safe or unsafe shopping there? The scare now is that ISIS says it is going to target shopping malls. OK, do you really believe that?  Are you going to stop shopping at the

  • Letters | March 19, 2015

    Morse would be an excellent city commissioner

    To the Editor: I recommend Linda Morse for City Commission. I worked with Linda on a number of projects for four years. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of Manhattan and is dedicated to its success. Linda is a 40-year resident and raised a family

  • Letters | March 19, 2015

    Morse wins endorsement for City Commission

    To the Editor: As a longtime resident of Manhattan, I am pleased to endorse Linda Morse as a candidate to represent myself and all other Manhattanites in the April 7 election for the City Commission. Linda is energetic, inclusive and eager to work for community involvement,

  • Letters | March 18, 2015

    Example of double waste seen at transfer station

    To the Editor: A trip to the Riley County Transfer Station is not usually a memorable event. My trip to properly dispose of some no-longer-useful things was a disappointment. It was not because of the facility or the public works staff; they are always top-notch.

  • Letters | March 18, 2015

    Unsolicited pregnancy comments unwelcome, rude

    I am writing this to inform the general public that pregnancy is not an invitation to public comment. I believe the majority of folks know this, however, a small minority have made it so that I feel compelled to educate us all about social etiquette

  • Letters | March 17, 2015

    Do Republican senators want another war?

    To the Editor: I’ve been aware for some time that Sen. Pat Roberts wasn’t the brightest kid on the block, but hadn’t realized stupidity was contagious and communicable. Those 47 fire-breathing Repub-lican senators who favor war over diplomacy evidently learned nothing from the


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