Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | February 18, 2016

    Proposal exploits sex education fears

    Social conservatives are nothing if not persistent, and they’re apparently determined to make the most of the overwhelming Republican majorities in both houses of the Kansas Legislature. Thus on Wednesday, under the guise of seizing parental control from school districts that might otherwise hurt

  • Letters | February 18, 2016

    Discovery Center a vital resource for Manhattan

    To the Editor: This is in response to the recent letter by Mr. Bob Strawn in which he lambastes the Flint Hills Discovery Center for not generating income to match its operating expenses. Historically, American public educational institutions have not been designed to generate their

  • Letters | February 17, 2016

    Regional development efforts are already a reality

    To the Editor: Members of the Board of Directors of the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) read the Feb. 14 editorial, “Collaboration boosts regional prosperity,” with great interest. Our county is very much engaged in the regional economic development process not because we choose to

  • Letters | February 16, 2016

    The rush to debate successor to Scalia reflects poorly on us

    To the Editor: It’s astonishing to me that even before Justice Antonin Scalia’s body was cold, the media and the politicians began debating and posturing over his successor. What has become of our respect for the dead? How do we think his family

  • Letters | February 16, 2016

    Local caucuses are a way to participate in the election

    To the Editor: It’s caucus time in Kansas! For this presidential year, the League of Women Voters urges Kansas citizens to participate in the election process.  Each voice is important, and each of us has a role in helping determine the direction our

  • Letters | February 16, 2016

    Many contributed to success of Troop 75 spaghetti dinner

    To the Editor: On Feb. 7, Boy Scout Troop 75 held a spaghetti dinner at the First United Methodist Church on Poyntz Avenue to raise funds to help our scouts pay for summer camps. Many thanks are in order. First, a big thank you to First United

  • Letters | February 15, 2016

    Governor, Legislature show disloyalty to Kansas citizens

    To the Editor: I’m prompted to make a public comment in response to Glen Nelson’s Feb. 14 letter, in which he questioned the fairness of the governor and Legislature in changing the 2015 tax code by prohibiting itemization of unreimbursed medical expenses. This change, according

  • Letters | February 14, 2016

    Legislature must restore medical expense deduction

    To the Editor: How can the Kansas governor and Legislature justify a change in the Kansas tax code that deletes medical expense from itemized deductions? This change results in a citizen with income that is completely used for medical care being required to pay Kansas

  • Letters | February 14, 2016

    Bioresearch labs also can be of great benefit to people

    To the Editor: Biological research certainly has the potential to produce things that can be, and have been, used harmfully.  However, biological research has also produced solutions to many harmful things: the polio epidemic, rabies infection, new treatments for cancer and ways to protect

  • Letters | February 12, 2016

    Community efforts made for a super Souper Bowl

    To the Editor: Since 1995, the Manhattan community has been supporting the Souper Bowl Food and Fund Drive over the Super Bowl weekend to benefit the Flint Hills Breadbasket’s programs. The 2016 drive would not have been possible without the countless volunteers who helped solicit donations


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