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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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. .
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 .
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 .
To the Editor: As chair of the biscuit and gravy feed for the Manhattan Lions, I would like to thank everyone who supported us in this endeavor. On a cold and rainy Saturday, it was a very good success. Thanks .
To the Editor: Regarding our newly formed Public Building Commission: I am writing with a sense of urgency here, asking for help from all fellow registered Riley County voters. If you are not registered, there’s no better time .
To the Editor: Kansans have long understood the impact good highways have on local communities, the state’s economy and the safety of our citizens. No Kansan knew this better than President Dwight Eisenhower. His leadership led to investment in .
To the Editor: There has been a vigorous exchange about climate change on these pages lately, and that’s a good thing. No matter where you stand on this issue, when you speak out, you’re “preachin’ to the choir.” .
To the Editor: For 50 years I have relied on the Mercury to know what is happening in our community. Thank you for reporting local news. I understand that gathering local news is expensive and that news from the Associated Press .
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