• Brownback’s order sends clear, important message

    To the Editor: This is about Gov. Sam Brown-back’s order rescinding a previous governor’s order barring discrimination against homosexuals in state government. Any society concerned about self-preservation and its own well-being will discourage immoral behaviors because immoral behaviors .

  • Brownback right to rescind ‘special’ LGBT protections

    To the Editor: This is in response to the Mercury’s editorial Thursday,  “Yet another step backwards.” Gov. Sam Brownback rescinded an executive order signed by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that had unilaterally established additional “protected class rights” for .

  • In the absence of morality, there can be no just laws

    To the Editor In the Feb. 10 edition of the Mercury, I read a letter from Turley Hayes that did a great job of synthesizing what is wrong with our great country today. In a nutshell, the letter states that we .

  • Message to Pentagon team was ‘exactly on the mark’

    To the Editor: The Fort Riley listening session on Feb. 9 at the Geary County Convention Center was an overwhelming success. The team that worked to put the event together did an outstanding job, and the com-munity response was beyond all .

  • Do lawmakers really think cutting education funding is good for Kansas?

    To the Editor: I have been watching the current efforts concerning education in the Kansas Legislature with a certain amount of incredulity. First of all, I do not understand where this distrust and dislike for teachers — all teachers — came from. .

  • ‘Sin’ taxes won’t generate much revenue

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax-generating proposals, specifically to increase tobacco and liquor taxes, give rise to a question about how logical this strategy is. Advocates for healthier lifestyles believe that these taxes will reduce use. Gov. Brownback .

  • Problems in state offices reflect inadequate funding

    To the Editor: Four years ago my elderly parents moved to Manhattan from another state. Since they were no longer driving, they needed an ID card issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Remembering long waits where I used .

  • Kansas should stop legislating morality

    To the Editor: The story on page 3 in Monday’s Mercury has left me scratching my head. Our governor and Legislature continually expound on the evils of the federal government’s interference in our lives. Now they, themselves are trying .

  • Skilled volunteers can help fill void caused by IRS cuts

    To the Editor: This letter is in response to your Jan. 28 editorial concerning the severe IRS budget cutbacks that have led to reduced and inadequate assistance to taxpayers. This year, not only will most taxpayers not be able to get .

  • Your presence at meeting about Fort Riley is important

    To the Editor The Pentagon is evaluating the strategic role of the 30-plus Army installations, including Fort Riley. Today we are at a cross-roads. On Monday, Feb. 9, the team from the Pentagon will be at Fort Riley to gather information. .

  • Kansas Day events brought history to life at Northview

    To the Editor: On Jan. 22, Northview Elemen-tary School had a Kansas Day Celebration.  It was an “Oz”some day. Volunteers and staff joined to create unbelievable memories for our students. The day began with a school assembly celebrating our .

  • Speak up for Fort Riley on Monday

    To the Editor: I am proud to have lived my 78 years in a community that is next to 150-year-old Fort Riley. As a veteran of 1954-58, it saddens me to think that the Department of Defense would consider closing this .


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