Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | January 08, 2014

    Sometimes it seems like everybody’s gone crazy

    To the Editor: “Has everybody around here gone crazy?”  So cried John Hamilton’s Perry White, 1950s editor of The Daily Planet.  That question can be directed to our various levels of government and special-interest groups. In the heretofore land of the free,

  • Letters | January 08, 2014

    Residents grateful for snow-shoveling ‘angels’

    To the Editor: We have several angels in our neighborhood who have shoveled our driveway several times. We would like to thank them personally. God bless them, and we thank them for doing what they do for others also. There’s lots of good people

  • Letters | January 06, 2014

    Farm Bill intended to help those who need its benefits

    To the Editor:     Some of our vaunted solons in Washington are quarreling among themselves about how much yet again to reduce food stamps provided qualified recipients under the Farm Bill.     At the same time our solons are quarreling about reform of

  • Letters | January 06, 2014

    We cannot censor our students’ or faculty’s speech

    To the Editor: I have suspected for a long time that no one ever listens to me! In September, I wrote a letter to the editor concerning the KU professor’s comments on the NRA. It was printed in the Manhattan Mercury and Lawrence Journal-World.

  • Letters | January 05, 2014

    Optimists say ‘thanks’ to all who supported Christmas Tree Lot

    To the Editor:       The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club would like sincerely to thank everyone who supported the Optimist Christmas Tree Lot this past holiday season.  We had another successful year, thanks to those who purchased trees or decorations from us.   &

  • Letters | January 05, 2014

    Transplanted Manhattanites proud of the Wildcats

    To the Editor: In our winter home, we subscribe to the Desert Sun newspaper in the Coachella Valley in Southern California. We were proud to see the enclosed picture and write-up in the newspaper here (a picture of K-State quarterback Jake Waters eluding Michigan defenders

  • Letters | January 03, 2014

    Sen. Hawk corrects error   in recent newsletter

    To the Editor: This past week I sent out a print newsletter to constituents in the 22nd Senate District providing a legislative update from the 2013 session and a preview of the 2014 session. Unfortunately, there was a typographical error made in the portion discussing the tax

  • Letters | January 02, 2014

    This act of kindness didn’t go unnoticed

    To the Editor: Just days before Christmas, while the snow was still falling, one gentleman who was picking up a skid loader from his construction site took it upon himself to scoop multiple driveways of unsuspecting families. This included an untouched driveway of a deployed

  • Letters | December 29, 2013

    Professors address regents on social media issue

    To the Editor: The following was sent to the Kansas Board of Regents: Dear Kansas Board of Regents, As University Distinguished Professors at Kansas State University, we write to call for the immediate repeal of the new social media policy, and to ask that you

  • Letters | December 29, 2013

    Church declares support for marriage equality

    To the Editor: I recently consulted my convenient source of information on just about anything, Wikipedia, and learned that same-sex marriage is legal, or will be legal in 2014, in 18 states in the U.S., and by eight Native American tribal jurisdictions.  Approval of same-


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