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Opinion - Letters

  • 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

  • Letters | April 18, 2014

    To ignore voter fraud, you must dance around the facts

    To the Editor There is a new dance in town. Voter fraud doesn’t exist in Kansas. Here’s how it goes. Even though the facts hit you square in the face, you do a bob and weave, look the other way and say the

  • Letters | April 17, 2014

    Science Olympiad Fun Night was challenging, educational

    To the Editor: As part of the USD 383 Elementary Science Olympiad Family Fun Night on March 13, nearly 100 students in grades three through six and their families designed and built straw towers as architects and surveyed rocks and minerals as geologists, sank their tinfoil barges with

  • Letters | April 16, 2014

    Students also benefit from project to help others

    To the Editor: For several years I have been delighted to be the recipient of a grant allowing my students and me to provide some holiday cheer for the children at the Manhattan Area Transitional Shelter. This year, as in the past, our grant funds

  • Letters | April 16, 2014

    Sponsors, public helped MHS Fashion Show succeed

    To the Editor: Last Saturday, Manhattan High School’s National Honor Society hosted the first MHS Fashion Show. The show was a fundraiser for our group and had a twofold purpose. It was a way for MHS students to assist other MHS students with some

  • Letters | April 15, 2014

    Voter Empowerment Act could ease fraud hysteria

    To the Editor: I would like to add a few points to others’ comments in response to Roger Seymour’s letter April 9 regarding voter fraud (“Shame on the Mercury for ‘charade’ against Kobach.” As Richard Baker pointed out, the North Carolina Board of Elections, as

  • Letters | April 15, 2014

    Kobach’s voter suppression is hardly a source of pride

    To the Editor: Roger Seymour’s letter in last Wednesday’s Mercury about data on voter fraud and the paper’s “charade” against Secretary of State Kris Kobach has all the makings of misinformation and hysteria mas-querading as truth. Seymour cites a study by the

  • Letters | April 14, 2014

    Republicans clearly benefit from president’s policies

    To the Editor: What if everything we have today remained exactly the same except that our president was a 65-year-old white Republican named John Smith? What would be different? 1.  All the talking heads on the right would be singing the praises of President Smith

  • Letters | April 13, 2014

    We have election problems, but fraud isn’t one of them

    To the Editor: I read Roger Seymour’s letter in Wednesday night’s paper with some interest. Although his note was lengthy note, Mr. Seymour left out a few things. First of all, “The Board of Elections was careful to say they don’t have

  • Letters | April 13, 2014

    Kobach should halt efforts to keep people from voting

    To the Editor: A big shame on Roger Seymour for using statistics from North Carolina to prove his point here. Our part-time Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach needs to spend all of his working hours for Kansas instead of flitting around the country writing

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