Monday, April 27, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | March 07, 2015

    Firearm safety is just one aspect of training course

    I have written about firearms and concealed carry before and the training required to be licensed. There are two errors in the Mercury’s Wednesday edit-orial, “Don’t drop safety precautions,” that beg to be corrected. The first is that the eight-hour training required prior

  • Letters | March 05, 2015

    Letter writer ignorant about LGBT citizens’ issues

    To the Editor: I am writing in response to Mr. Mullin’s recent letter and several erroneous statements expressed within. The relevance of many of his points is predicated upon others sharing his specific religious interpretation, and I am addressing a few important ones here.

  • Letters | March 05, 2015

    Landlords: clean up quickly after Fake Patty’s Day

    To the Editor: The Board of Directors of the Landlords of Manhattan wants to remind all landlords that this Saturday, March 7, is Fake Patty’s Day. By noon Sunday, your property must be cleaned up and all trash removed. The city code de-partment will be

  • Letters | March 03, 2015

    There is no good reason to disrespect Native Americans

    To the Editor: I have noticed in the past few months that some elected officials in this country have been highly disrespectful toward Native Americans. I have been subject to it in my small town. Also, I have followed news reports and stories from another

  • Letters | March 02, 2015

    Hold fans as accountable as players and coaches are

    To the Editor: Perhaps it is time to make “the greatest fans” accountable to the same standards of maturity and decency that are required of the athletes and coaches that the fans are supporting. Unacceptable crowd behavior could be punished in the same manner as

  • Letters | February 28, 2015

    LGBT people are victims, not perpetrators, of violence

    To the editor: Robert Mullins’ recent letter to the editor (“Unlike race and ethnicity, human behavior is a choice”) attacks policies pro-tecting LGBT individuals from discrimination. To do this, he relies on misreading history and facts. Mullins’ letter repeats the common but incorrect idea that

  • Letters | February 28, 2015

    Common Core doesn’t hurt students, it works for them

    To the Editor: I was unable to testify in opposition of HB 2292 (A bill to kill all new and updated state standards) because I was presenting to the Kansas Mathematics Supervisors meeting in Kansas City at the time the hearing for this bill was taking

  • Letters | February 28, 2015

    Iris Society grateful for MHS Web students help

    To the Editor: I recently had the privilege of working with a fine group of young men at Manhattan High School in Tiffany Anderson’s Gaming and Web Experience class. It is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) class in the web and digital communications

  • Letters | February 27, 2015

    Misinformation threatens lesser prairie chickens’ future

    To the Editor: It is depressing to see all the politics surrounding the lesser prairie chicken. My experience with this species spans more than 35 years, and I have seen most of its remaining Kansas habitat plus much of what little remains in New Mexico, Texas,

  • Letters | February 27, 2015

    Thousands of K-State fans ignored the ‘Wildcat Way’

    To the Editor: I couldn’t help but notice that Nathan Power stated in his apology letter to KU and everyone that he was sorry for “…breaking from the Wildcat way and stepping outside what is acceptable in the spirit of the game.” I went


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