Tuesday, July 28, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | May 31, 2015

    Why would guns be allowed on our college campuses?

    To the Editor: A few days ago I heard on the evening news about a law that allows adults to carry concealed weapons on our college campuses. I could hardly believe my ears! I could not believe that people in power would allow such a

  • Letters | May 31, 2015

    EPA’s Clean Water Rule is vital to Kansas economy

    To the Editor: Protecting the Heartland’s streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act (CWA), passed in 1972, helps our communities and is vital to our health, safety, and quality of life. Rivers in Kansas — like the Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Little Arkan-sas, Ninnescah, Saline, Smoky

  • Letters | May 27, 2015

    We can’t expect others to always believe as we do

    To the Editor: In “Prometheus Rising,” Robert Anton Wilson talks a lot about belief systems. We all have them, we all believe things that may or may not be true. Most of what we believe is harmless. My opinion is that anyone has the right

  • Letters | May 25, 2015

    Cherry-picking federal programs is not good policy

    To the Editor, Sunday’s Mercury had a letter wondering how much federal money Gov. Sam Brownback has turned down that would have benefited Kansas. I also would like to see those figures. It seems that he will not accept any money for any program

  • Letters | May 24, 2015

    Brownback should stop refusing federal money

    In a column in the May 4 Manhattan Mercury, Aaron Estabrook wrote about Pre-School Development grants, a program of the U.S, Department of Education. These were investments in pre-school or pre-kindergarten programs by the federal government. Kansas educators wanted to participate and prepared the application,

  • Letters | May 20, 2015

    Wonder Workshop grateful for support of community

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum, the board of directors would like to express our deepest appreciation to our sponsors and individuals who, through their gracious financial support of the museum, helped make our Storytelling Festival on April 18 a

  • Letters | May 20, 2015

    NBAF reflects Kansans’ vision and commitment

    To the Editor: Kansans, we can add another star we have reached through the difficulties! In February 2007, I challenged the Kansas Legislature to lean forward and invest in our state’s research infrastructure to create a new economy for Kansans now and into the future.

  • Letters | May 18, 2015

    School district’s LOB ballots deserve voters’ attention

    To the Editor Manhattan voters are now receiving mail ballots for the USD 383 local option budget proposal. The proposal is designed to cushion the blow created by the shortfall in state funding and to help maintain the excellence of our schools. This ballot deserves the

  • Letters | May 18, 2015

    Taste of the ‘Ville helps support P.E.O.’s endeavor

    To the Editor: P.E.O. Chapter IL is excited to announce the fourth annual Taste of the ’Ville from 4 to 6 p.m,. Saturday, June 13. Please join us for delicious “small bites” generously provided by 23 Aggieville restaurants. Tickets ($15) are limited, so get yours now at

  • Letters | May 17, 2015

    Vote ‘yes’ to authorize increase in LOB

    To the Editor: Please vote “yes” on the ballot to authorize USD 383 to increase the local option budget. Over the years the Manhattan schools have developed and designed educational programs which have gone beyond “adequate” in providing excellent instruction to our kids. Elementary school grade


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