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  • Our area legislators are key advocates of change

    To the Editor I attended the same legislative forum referenced in the letter to the editor by Ms. Maggie Davie in which she concluded that if you wanted change, you would have to vote in new people. I believe we .

  • Mascots aren’t the best way to honor great individuals

    To the Editor: We have lived in Manhattan for more than 35 years. Both of our sons graduated from Manhattan High School and are forging powerful careers in Manhattan and Columbia, Missouri. We could not be more proud of the award-winning .

  • Trump calls Groucho Marx to mind, without the humor

    To The Editor: Donald Trump’s recent efforts to dodge responsibility for his baseless claim that President Bush “deliberately lied” to Americans about WMDs in the run-up to the Iraq invasion —Trump now says he’d have to review his .

  • There will be plenty to like at public library’s book sale

    To the Editor: Hot Dog! The Manhattan Public Library is about to have its annual book sale; it’s the last weekend of this month. What that means to me is that I can start my holiday shopping. Everyone likes .

  • What good are officials who can’t change things?

    To the Editor: The legislative informational meeting Feb. 6 was the first time I’ve effectively been told,  “Don’t vote for me.” One of the overwhelming concerns expressed by the representatives was about the budget. That translates to a .

  • People in public office should be held accountable

    To the Editor: The chickens have come home to roost, and an ounce of prevention ... From Flint, Michigan, and beyond, people in power should heed such folk wisdom. Unfortunately, some losses cannot be measured in money. With regard to Flint, .

  • Proposal exploits sex education fears

    Social conservatives are nothing if not persistent, and they’re apparently determined to make the most of the overwhelming Republican majorities in both houses of the Kansas Legislature. Thus on Wednesday, under the guise of seizing parental control from school .

  • Discovery Center a vital resource for Manhattan

    To the Editor: This is in response to the recent letter by Mr. Bob Strawn in which he lambastes the Flint Hills Discovery Center for not generating income to match its operating expenses. Historically, American public educational institutions have not .

  • Regional development efforts are already a reality

    To the Editor: Members of the Board of Directors of the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) read the Feb. 14 editorial, “Collaboration boosts regional prosperity,” with great interest. Our county is very much engaged in the regional economic development process .

  • The rush to debate successor to Scalia reflects poorly on us

    To the Editor: It’s astonishing to me that even before Justice Antonin Scalia’s body was cold, the media and the politicians began debating and posturing over his successor. What has become of our respect for the dead? How .

  • Local caucuses are a way to participate in the election

    To the Editor: It’s caucus time in Kansas! For this presidential year, the League of Women Voters urges Kansas citizens to participate in the election process.  Each voice is important, and each of us has a role in .

  • Many contributed to success of Troop 75 spaghetti dinner

    To the Editor: On Feb. 7, Boy Scout Troop 75 held a spaghetti dinner at the First United Methodist Church on Poyntz Avenue to raise funds to help our scouts pay for summer camps. Many thanks are in order. First, a big .


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