Tuesday, August 4, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | June 12, 2015

    Celebrate Flag Day Sunday with ceremony at City Hall

    To the Editor: City of Manhattan officials and honored guests will be celebrating Flag Day with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave., at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Please join our city officials by showing your support for the United States of America; fly

  • Letters | June 12, 2015

    Antique car rides a way to help injured soldiers

    To the Editor: The Oakland-Pontiac World-wide AACA Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its sixth annual homecoming convention in Manhattan June 17-20. Autos will be touring in Abilene, Alma, Wamego and Manhattan. The cars will be on display next Saturday, June 20,

  • Letters | June 11, 2015

    Will governor, lawmakers now dictate to judiciary?

    To the Editor: Given the governor’s signature of HB2005, which among other provisions would defund state courts if the Kansas Supreme Court issues a decision unfavorable to the state, businesses and individuals with any flexibility at all may well flee Kansas for other states

  • Letters | June 11, 2015

    Brownback, Legislature should reverse this outrage

    To the Editor: It looks like Gov. Sam Brown-back’s tax exemptions for businesses will stay put.  This is amazingly true despite almost all of us seeing that those exemptions were the major reason we face a $400 million shortfall. Lowering billionaires’ income tax to

  • Letters | June 09, 2015

    Don’t ordinary Kansans also deserve tax breaks?

    To the Editor: I have been reading about and listening to all of the good things our governor, Sam Brownback, has been doing for Kansas. I think he and our president come from the same school; neither has any common sense. Anyone should know you

  • Letters | June 09, 2015

    The dour-faced woman says little; the queen nods, waves

    To the Editor: I’ve been having a bad dream lately, a nightmare, really. In the first part, the scene is England, and white horses pull a gold carriage carrying the queen. She nods, smiling and waggles her loose wrist in her wave. The queen

  • Letters | June 08, 2015

    Our political discourse needs rules of engagement

    To the Editor: Can you imagine a K-State vs. Nebraska football game with no referees? Five minutes into the first quarter, fans would be on the playing field kicking, slugging, calling one another names and screaming “foul play.” This is no sport -— this is

  • Letters | June 08, 2015

    A brief retrospective on Brownback’s comments

    To the Editor: Just a few revealing quotes from the primary author of the state budget shenanigans. Sam Brownback: “On taxes, you need to get your overall rates down, and you need to get your social manipulation out of it, in my estimation, to create

  • Letters | June 03, 2015

    Thanks for supporting Poppy Day for our veterans

    To the Editor: The American Legion would like to thank all those involved in our May 2 Poppy Day. We could not have provided the Veterans Administration hospital in Topeka with the Manhattan community’s generous donation without each and every one of you. The project

  • Letters | June 02, 2015

    Wefald deserves great credit for landing NBAF

    To the Editor: Not being able to attend the most recent — hopefully final — NBAF groundbreaking ceremony last week, I was curious to read media summaries that followed and found this doozy: “ ‘The Manhattan, Kansas facility has been in the works for 16 years,’ said Sen. Pat


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