Letters

  • MHS mascot is an honor, not an insult

    To the Editor: Every few years a few folks decide that the Manhattan High School mascot should be changed. Either they have forgotten or are totally ignorant of the fact that the mascot — Indians — was chosen to honor a coach .

  • We must minimize human error in research at NBAF

    To the Editor: Born in 1688, Alexander Pope is in part remembered for his famous quote, “To err is human, to forgive is divine.” This pardon was recently extended to an Army officer, Col. William E. King IV, who was the .

  • Concealed carry on campus will be risky and expensive

    To the Editor: Thursday’s Mercury contained two articles related to implementation of the state’s new concealed-carry law. Last week I attended a meeting in which the KSU campus police chief explained some of the issues. Several topics of .

  • Don’t fault poor Kansans for buying gas elsewhere

    To the Editor: I am sometimes critical of wage earners who suffer most from current Kansas taxes and who do not seem to connect the taxing of wages and exempting businesses as being detrimental to their purse. Lower wage earners .

  • Nondiscrimination ordinance should be more of a priority

    To the Editor: It was extremely disappointing last Sunday to read that the Manhattan City Commission, which set many goals at its 2016 retreat, decided to not include anything about basic nondiscrimination for all citizens. Since November, the citizens of Manhattan .

  • Kansas right to be a national leader in pro-life legislation

    To the Editor: Another Jan. 22, the anni-versary of the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to allow the killing of unborn children, has come and gone. Since that time, more Amer-icans have been killed through abortion than .

  • MHS mascot is respectful, not offensive; let’s keep it

    To the Editor: There has been a lot of talk about changing the Manhattan High School mascot and logo because they are “offensive” and “derogatory.” The MHS Mentor even had an editorial advocating this move. Its arguments are that the .

  • Discovery Center continues to be a drain on local funds

    To the Editor: Year-end Flint Hills Discovery Center financials are in; it lost $357,000 in 2015. No surprise. It’s like City Hall burning $1,000 a day, every day of the year, sans a few holidays, year after year after year. Admissions were 72 .

  • Cutting Planned Parenthood funds cuts women’s options

    To the Editor: How ironic it was to read Wednesday’s Manhattan Mercury.  Page A3 headlined Gov. Sam Brownback’s State of the State address, in which he called for the restriction of Medicaid funding for Planned Parent-hood. Turn .

  • Kansas is far from alone in way it chooses justices

    To the Editor: Tuesday night, Gov. Sam Brownback made a misleading statement about Kansas’ long-standing merit selection system for its Supreme Court. In calling Kansas “the only state in the country” that chooses its justices the way it does, Brownback .

  • Get involved in this year’s Martin Luther King events

    To the Editor: Members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Manhattan have been working hard this past year and would like to encourage all to participate in the following activities in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin .

  • Manhattan’s west side needs another grocery store

    To the Editor: This is a response to the front-page article in Sunday’s Mercury, “Plaza West tenants deal with sale, changes.” My wife and I live a few blocks west of the K-State campus and less than a mile .


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