Sunday, May 29, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • 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

  • Letters | March 29, 2016

    Moran’s position on nominee appreciated

    Moran’s position on nominee appreciated To the Editor: Sen. Jerry Moran is to be complimented for saying Judge Merrick Garland should be given a hearing. After all, that’s the Senate’s job. Even Nixon’s failed nominees received hearings and a vote. Nice

  • Letters | March 29, 2016

    Australian Kaleidoscope a treat for Northview

    To the Editor: There is constantly discouraging information in the news and from the legislators regarding school funding, but at Northview Elementary School, we would like to share some very positive news. Thanks to generous contributions from the Northview PTA and the Manhattan Arts Center,

  • Letters | March 28, 2016

    Moran right to support hearing for judicial nominee

    To the Editor: In response to the quote by Carrie Severino, chief counsel of the Judicial Crisis Network, denouncing Sen. Jerry Moran for suggesting that Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland be granted consideration by the Senate (Manhattan Mercury, March 27) — and I might add, even after

  • Letters | March 26, 2016

    Without inspections, some landlords will cut corners

    Without inspections, some landlords will cut corners To the Editor: In recent days, there have been three letters to the editor concerning rental properties and additional burdens being placed on Manhattan’s landlords.  First of all, I am going to assume — and yeah, know

  • Letters | March 24, 2016

    That ‘barn in Riley County’ is in Pottawatomie County

    To the Editor: Last Sunday’s edition of the Mercury had a very interesting picture of an old red barn head-lining the Flint Hills section. The article was about the current market situation of Kansas farmers. The old barn was a real eye grabber because

  • Letters | March 24, 2016

    Kansas government can be changed for the better

    To the Editor: The way Kansas votes in November will not make a big difference nationally, but we have an opportunity to change the loony bin in Topeka. We passed on a good chance to change things in the last election, but all is not

  • Letters | March 24, 2016

    Towing policy can resolve Fake Patty’s Day problems

    Towing policy can resolve Fake Patty’s Day problems To the Editor: The solution to the various Fake Patty’s Day-related problems discussed at this week’s law board meeting is simple. All you have to do is invite the area’s various tow truck

  • Letters | March 22, 2016

    Why do you think landlords object to rental inspections?

    To the Editor: It seems very curious to me that most of the recent letters knocking the proposed rental inspection ordinance seem to only come from landlords. Well, duh!  I would expect no less. However, I know there are issues out there that would

  • Letters | March 22, 2016

    Greatest Generation failed to teach children manners

    To the Editor: I am one of the so-called “Greatest Generation.” There are not a lot of us left around. We were given that name because of what we had endured, but too soon we came to realize the consequences of our failure. What we


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