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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | May 29, 2013

    Few Kansans would benefit from Senate’s tax proposal

    To the Editor: If the current Kansas Senate tax bill is passed into law, Kansans would lose home interest, property taxes and itemized or standard deductions from their state income taxes. Our taxes will thus increase.

  • Letters | May 28, 2013

    Reject USD 378 bond issue; it won’t address real needs

    To the Editor: On June 11, the voters of USD 378, the Riley County School District, will vote on a proposed bond issue of $12.5 million ($19.9 million after 25 years).

  • Letters | May 28, 2013

    Fans played a key role in KSU baseball success

    To the Editor: On behalf of Wildcat baseball players, coaches and staff, I thank the K-State Family for your support this season, which helped us capture the first Big 12 championship in program his-tory.

  • Letters | May 26, 2013

    Local historic preservation achievements noteworthy

    To the Editor: On May 9 in front of a packed house, the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance (M/RCPA) presented the ninth Historic Preservation Building Awards to 21 commercial, pri-vate and public property owners at a ceremony at the Union Pacific Depot.

  • Letters | May 26, 2013

    Properly display and honor U.S. flag on Memorial Day

    To the Editor: Help! I’ve been kidnapped! Perhaps flagnapped (There’s a new one for you, Mr. Webster).

  • Letters | May 24, 2013

    Financial gifts are best way to help victims in Oklahoma

    To the Editor: The recent front-page story of local people taking actions, in this case with a lemonade stand, to help the recovery in Okla-homa, helps show the generous and heartfelt responses people across the United States have shown in the past. And they continue

  • Letters | May 24, 2013

    State must increase investment in universities

    To the Editor: As president of K-State local 6400 Kansas/AFT, I and our membership — mostly clerical, service and maintenance per-sonnel — support classified and unclassified faculty and students at K-state, and believe in bettering our communities.

  • Letters | May 23, 2013

    USD 378 bond issue reflects flawed priorities

    To the Editor: Much has been said by the USD 378 school board about the “safety and security” of the students in the district. The proposed bond issue would spend vast amounts of money building storm shelter-grade facilities at the high school and securing the building

  • Letters | May 22, 2013

    Thanks for sharing MHS graduates with community

    To the Editor: I look forward each year to seeing the Mercury’s coverage of the Manhattan High School graduation and seeing the pictures of its graduates. I enjoy the articles that focus on some of the students and their accom-plishments.

  • Letters | May 22, 2013

    Give bocce a try during Sunflower State Games

    To the Editor: Once again, the Sunflower State Games will be played in Topeka in July and involve more than 35 sports. Bocce is just one of them. This will be bocce’s fourth year in the games. Topeka has two outdoor courts that will be


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