Friday, September 4, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | June 02, 2015

    Is a fair tax policy too much to ask of our state leaders?

    To the Editor: After reading the article about the governor’s proposed tax plan in Sunday’s Mercury, I can only hope I have misunderstood it. First of all, many low-income persons, families and retirees already pay no income taxes. They simply do not make

  • Letters | June 01, 2015

    If Legislature acts on threat to courts, it could violate the U.S. Constitution

    To the Editor: There seems to have come into being what might be described as insurrection by legislation. It began when the 2014 Legislature passed a bill (HB2338) that among other things takes certain authority from the state’s chief justice; a lawsuit has been filed

  • Letters | June 01, 2015

    Ray’s Apple Market delivery is a godsend

    To the Editor: I want to thank Ray’s Apple Market for its wonderful new grocery delivery service. I am homebound much of the time due to health issues, so this service has been a huge blessing for me. Ordering my groceries is easy and

  • Letters | May 31, 2015

    A legislature to sing about

    A legislature to sing about To the Editor: An apropos theme song for the 2015 Kansas Legislature would be Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns,” in which the final line is, “Don’t bother, they’re here.”

  • Letters | May 31, 2015

    Why would guns be allowed on our college campuses?

    To the Editor: A few days ago I heard on the evening news about a law that allows adults to carry concealed weapons on our college campuses. I could hardly believe my ears! I could not believe that people in power would allow such a

  • Letters | May 31, 2015

    EPA’s Clean Water Rule is vital to Kansas economy

    To the Editor: Protecting the Heartland’s streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act (CWA), passed in 1972, helps our communities and is vital to our health, safety, and quality of life. Rivers in Kansas — like the Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Little Arkan-sas, Ninnescah, Saline, Smoky

  • Letters | May 27, 2015

    We can’t expect others to always believe as we do

    To the Editor: In “Prometheus Rising,” Robert Anton Wilson talks a lot about belief systems. We all have them, we all believe things that may or may not be true. Most of what we believe is harmless. My opinion is that anyone has the right

  • Letters | May 25, 2015

    Cherry-picking federal programs is not good policy

    To the Editor, Sunday’s Mercury had a letter wondering how much federal money Gov. Sam Brownback has turned down that would have benefited Kansas. I also would like to see those figures. It seems that he will not accept any money for any program

  • Letters | May 24, 2015

    Brownback should stop refusing federal money

    In a column in the May 4 Manhattan Mercury, Aaron Estabrook wrote about Pre-School Development grants, a program of the U.S, Department of Education. These were investments in pre-school or pre-kindergarten programs by the federal government. Kansas educators wanted to participate and prepared the application,

  • Letters | May 20, 2015

    Wonder Workshop grateful for support of community

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum, the board of directors would like to express our deepest appreciation to our sponsors and individuals who, through their gracious financial support of the museum, helped make our Storytelling Festival on April 18 a


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