• Endorsement letters: Let Wells’ experience continue to serve us

    To the Editor: One candidate for Riley County Commission has 40 years of business management experience. Levi Smith has none. One candidate pays county property taxes. Smith does not. Make the only wise, educated choice for county commissioner; choose Ron Wells .

  • Does Brownback face or duck responsibility?

    To the Editor: Revenue for October for the State of Kansas fell short of estimates by $12.7 million. The state’s budget gap is now around $75 million. Gov. Sam Brownback blames low prices in agriculture and energy as the causes of .

  • Endorsement letters: Carlin is persistent in seeking solutions

    To the Editor: Rep. Sydney Carlin of the 66th District listens to the concerns of her constituents and is persistent in seeking solutions to problems. Since the 2014 session, she, along with Republican Stephanie Clayton, introduced bills in separate committees to .

  • News literacy is a vital asset

    At precisely the same moment we face some of the most complicated and intractable challenges in the nation’s history, news literacy — most simply defined as the ability to judge the veracity of information — seems to have hit an all-time .

  • Colorado pot’s effects exaggerated

    To the Editor: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt recently issued a press release in which he claimed that Colorado marijuana is “permeating” every part of Kansas. Mr. Schmidt is apparently seeking to buttress his claim that legalizing marijuana in Colorado .

  • Endorsement letters: Carlin’s approach practical, realistic

    To the Editor: I support Rep. Sydney Carlin because she is down to earth and approachable. She always acknowledges knowing me when she sees me, not just during election time. If I have a concern or a question, I feel .

  • Endorsement letters: Don’t fall for Olejnik; elect Highland

    To the Editor: “Olejnik = YOU” signage. Really? “YOU” = expanded government; continued system of “out of control” judges; consumer funded energy costs; controlled transparency of government (“skinny minutes”); and unbridled taxes for all of Kansas, not just the 51st District. Skillfully .

  • Endorsement letters: Carlin represents our area superbly

    To the Editor: Sydney Carlin is a long-term, experienced worker for our area. As a city commissioner and as our representative in the Legislature, Sydney has represented Manhattan and Riley County, as well as Kansas State University and Fort Riley. .

  • Endorsement letters: Retain judges, independent judiciary

    To the Editor: Please vote to retain the judges. The interaction between the individual and government is complex and often difficult. We are more than just a collection of individuals, we are a society, and we owe basic protections to .

  • Endorsement letters: Carlin seeks intelligent choices

    To the Editor: Sydney Carlin takes her job seriously. She ably represents the 66th District in the Kansas House and holds memberships in four House committees. The frequent newsletters she sends to constituents during the legislative session are full of .

  • Genealogical Society grateful for new lease

    To the Editor: The Riley County Genealogical Society would like to thank Riley County Commissioners Ron Wells, Bob Boyd and Ben Wilson for extending our lease on the Platt House for 40 years. The term of the lease will now run .

  • Obamacare is pushing health insurance higher

    To the Editor: I am a retired public employee. My health care insurance rates will skyrocket another 53 percent to $1,552 a month for two people. Kansas taxpayers shouldn’t pay for those increases since they will see the same 53-percent hike .


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