Wednesday, May 25, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 08, 2016

    Do USD 378 voters know enough for wise decisions?

    To the Editor: The Riley County notice of an election for USD 378 (Riley County) voters concerns a bond question. What the notice does not say in that the proposed question is whether voters will pass a new school bond of $22,500.000 for undisclosed use. What is

  • Letters | April 08, 2016

    When Ogallala Aquifer goes dry, we’ll all suffer

    To the Editor: With more than a dozen previous water studies sitting on the shelf gathering dust, do we need another study to tell us what anyone with common sense already knows? We’re pumping the Ogallala Aquifer dry! The pumping rate far exceeds recharge!

  • Letters | April 08, 2016

    Via Christi volunteers provide valuable services

    To the Editor As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches (April 10-16), I am proud to live in a community where service is near and dear to our hearts. Not only do I have pride in my community, I also have the honor and privilege of

  • Letters | April 07, 2016

    Story on commissioner was ‘tabloid journalism’

    To the Editor: Really, Manhattan Mercury? After a long and momentous City Commission meeting in which multiple citizens addressed the commission and about which multiple apropos stories could have been told, you devote the top story on the front page to tabloid journalism insinuating (not

  • Letters | April 07, 2016

    Every city should protect rights of LGBT individuals

    To the Editor: I really respect the Riley County Commission chair’s openness in giving his statement about his personal struggles regarding sexuality, which was written about in Wednesday’s Mercury. I am pressed to respect any one speaking with that openness on such a

  • Letters | April 06, 2016

    Rental inspection program will drive up tenants’ costs

    To the Editor: I am writing in regard to the recent decision by the Manhattan City Commission to create a rental unit registration and exterior inspection program. A similar program was implemented and repealed just five years ago. I am unsure why the city would

  • Letters | April 06, 2016

    Many questions remain about USD 378 bond issue

    To the Editor: I have attended all 10 of the regularly scheduled 7 p.m. school board meetings as well as nearly all of the 18 special board meetings scheduled at 5:30 p.m., including ones in which the board retreated to executive session for the whole time. In

  • Letters | April 05, 2016

    USD 378 bond will help educate future generations

    To the editor: It seems that our politics have become quite polarized. And now it has filtered down to our Riley County School District 378 as concerns the bond issue that we will vote on May 3. There evidently is a “Yes” group and a “No” group.

  • Letters | April 05, 2016

    Variables skew university business administration data

    To the Editor: A “major error” is embedded in the lengthy analysis of the “Comparison shopping” article in your Sunday edition of the Manhattan Mercury. After re-viewing the table of “Entry Pay” for B.S. graduates in Business Administration at the seven Kansas universities, many

  • Letters | April 03, 2016

    LGBT city ordinance would be a significant step forward

    To the Editor: We are writing to state our hope that the Manhattan City Commission will adopt an anti-discrimination ordinance to provide protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We were excited and proud of our city when an ordinance was adopted several years


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