Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 27, 2014

    Can someone clarify what education law really does?

    To the Editor: There’s been much in the news in regards the education bill, HB 2506, being signed into law.  The April 24 Manhattan Free Press had an article critical of the new law. As I read it, it appears that the end of the

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Highway crash underscores need for median barriers

    To the Editor: The recent horrific head-on crash on Interstate 5 in northern California involving the FedEx truck and the bus reminds us what can happen when a vehicle crosses the median at highway speeds. That day, 10 poor souls lost their lives because of the crossover

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Our own borders should matter more than Ukraine’s

    To the Editor: I find it both amazing and hypocritical that our politicians in Washington, D.C., exhibit such concern about the borders of Ukraine and absolutely none about our own U.S. borders. Hispanics have became the majority population in California. Texas and Arizona,

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Supreme Court ruling calls to mind Orwell novel

    To the Editor: The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling which equates money with free speech is a chilling reminder of George Orwell’s 1945 fable, “Animal Farm.” Its theme is that “All animals are created equal, except that some animals are more equal than others.”

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Ridicule isn’t as much fun when you’re the target

    To the Editor: In its coverage of the March 17 Law Board meeting, the Mercury reported that at the mention of my name, “three-fourths of those present snickered.” Rusty Wilson, it was reported, felt he was singled out for rebuke (a glare) for discourtesy. He explained

  • Letters | April 24, 2014

    Mortgage registration fee is unfair, should be repealed

    To the Editor: Thank you for enlightening your readers on the bill to eliminate the hidden tax paid only by people who have to take out a mortgage. This is a tax that needs to be abolished. I would agree that this tax is not

  • Letters | April 22, 2014

    Thanks for helping us honor so many dedicated people

    To the Editor Thank you Manhattan! The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the inaugural Community Foundation Awards at the Manhattan Conference Center on April 13. More than 400 people joined us to recognize a number of indivi-duals who have

  • Letters | April 22, 2014

    Are you curious about what it means to be transgender?

    To the Editor: The Flint Hills Human Rights Project is hosting a presentation and discussion from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, on the issues faced by transgender people in our society. The event will be in the lecture hall at the fire station headquarters, at

  • Letters | April 20, 2014

    Barbershop singers grateful for many years of support

    To the Editor: The members of the Little Apple Barbershop Chorus thank the 68 sponsoring businesses, individuals and organizations in Manhattan and surrounding communities for supporting the Chorus’s 38th annual show April 12, in McCain Auditorium.   We are also grateful for the support of another 88

  • Letters | April 18, 2014

    Why would any first-year teacher take a job in Kansas?

    To the Editor: The last-minute addition to House Bill 2506 to eliminate tenure for K-12 public school teachers was a shock and a huge disappointment. Its supporters contend it’s a way to get rid of “bad” teachers. I see a very different scenario. I think

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