• Put working families first; save essential tax credits

    To the Editor: During the holiday season, we take stock of what we’re thankful for and look forward to time with family and friends. But 1 in 7 Americans today struggles to put food on the table during the holidays and .

  • ‘First They Came…’

    To the Editor: I messed a little with the late Rev. Martin Niemoller’s famous statement “First They Came…”  and came up with the following: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — Because I .

  • Let’s treat Muslims as we would like to be treated

    To the Editor: I am disgusted by Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, and it makes me fear for Muslims in our country as his followers have taken to attacking Muslims out of hatred, ignorance and unwarranted fear. I lived in .

  • Mountaineer fans grateful for area’s warm hospitality

    To the Editor: There were eight of us West Virginia fans, who traveled to Manhattan from California, Colorado and Iowa to watch the Kansas State football game last Saturday. We all have traveled many places following our favorite sports teams, .

  • Enjoy holiday shows and support Peace Auditorium

    To the Editor: The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium invite you to join us for the Thundering Cats Big Band Holiday Concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the auditorium, 1101 Poyntz Ave. On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the auditorium will host the .

  • Urge senators to support essential cancer funding

    To the Editor: With the clock running out on 2015, Congress has an opportunity to show Americans that lawmakers stand with us in the fight against cancer. What better gift can Congress deliver during this holiday season than a renewed commitment .

  • Help Konza United Way address area’s problems

    To the Editor: Good things are happening in our community, thanks to difference-makers participating in Konza United Way’s annual giving campaign. Konza United Way strives for solutions to complex challenges in our community by partnering with local nonprofit organizations .

  • Lawmakers vote for NRA, not constituents’ interests

    To the Editor: Wednesday’s Manhattan Mercury contained a heartening story about action taken by a group of top academics to make their university a safer place. Forty of K-State’s top scientists and teachers signed a letter that used .

  • Huelskamp wrong to reject good roads, jobs for Kansas

    To the Editor: On Dec. 3, Rep. Tim Huelskamp voted against better Kansas roads and bridges. And jobs. In the U.S. House, 359 representatives voted to approve the five-year $305 billion bipartisan highway bill. Yet Rep. Huelskamp and only 64 others voted against .

  • There’s too much violence in movies and video games

    To the Editor: We need to make some major changes in this great country of ours. One of the main problems is what people are seeing and hearing over and over, day after day. Violence is saturating our television programs, .

  • KU faculty endorse KSU’s position on guns on campus

    To the Editor Forty Distinguished Professors from  Kansas State University wrote to members of the Kansas Legislature on Dec. 2, 2015, regarding guns on university campuses. We, undersigned Distinguished Professors at the University of Kansas, endorse their position. We agree that universities .

  • Helping others in need is a community mission

    To the Editor: During this season of giving, it is important for all of us to stop and reflect on the joy and blessings in our own lives while also being aware that not everyone is so fortunate. The Mayor’.


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