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  • Cherie Mclaughlin
    commented 2021-10-22 10:34:18 -0700

    Those who are out of work or who simply want to make a little extra money on the side may be wondering how they can get started making money online.

    I was wondering if you’d post an article from me on the topic. In it, I’ll include advice on everything from how to assess your marketable skills to where to find opportunities to what you need to know about paying taxes on what you earn, and more.

    If I send it over, would you post the article for your readers?

    Thank you!

  • Maurita Riggio Rodolfo Siewers
    commented 2021-07-29 13:14:40 -0700
  • Julia Mitchell
    commented 2021-07-21 23:03:49 -0700

    I am working on a piece about working from home, and I thought your readers would be the perfect audience for it. I’m compiling reliable and truly useful information about how to build a business from home so you can work — and live — on your own terms.

    Can I send it over for you to review when I’m finished? If you like it, you can post it (free of charge!) :)

    Thanks very much!

    Julia Mitchell
  • Julia Mitchell
    commented 2021-07-21 23:03:47 -0700

    I am working on a piece about working from home, and I thought your readers would be the perfect audience for it. I’m compiling reliable and truly useful information about how to build a business from home so you can work — and live — on your own terms.

    Can I send it over for you to review when I’m finished? If you like it, you can post it (free of charge!) :)

    Thanks very much!

    Julia Mitchell
  • Carolina Wasinger
    commented 2021-03-28 19:04:25 -0700
    Sydney My name is Carolina Wasinger. I’m one of 12 children living in Fairfax Station. I’m a catholic studying at William & Mary. My sister Maddie Wasinger & my older brother Steve committed an armed robbery in my neighborhood. We have a retainer for both of them as they await second degree murder charges. My father worked for Jerry Moran on the campaign trail. He recently lost his job at McGuire Woods because of the robbery. My father Robert Wasinger grew up in Hayes, Kansas and is proud to be from Kansas. I’m praying that someone will help my family.
  • Curtis Kastner
    commented 2021-02-18 16:23:31 -0800
    Sydney Carlin: Do the Democrats in the Kansas House and Senate support the $15 minimum wage, open borders, closing or defunding oil pipelines, increasing taxes, eliminating coal and natural gas today’s economic environment. If so how do they plan to minimize the economic ,livelihood impact on Kansas citizens/taxpayers? Thank you for your service. Curtis Kastner
  • Curtis Kastner
    commented 2021-02-18 16:23:04 -0800
    Sydney Carlin: Do the Democrats in the Kansas House and Senate support the $15 minimum wage, open borders, closing or defunding oil pipelines, increasing taxes, eliminating coal and natural gas today’s economic environment. If so how do they plan to minimize the economic ,livelihood impact on Kansas citizens/taxpayers? Thank you for your service. Curtis Kastner
  • Eva Benoit
    commented 2021-02-03 08:07:11 -0800

    Now more than ever, moms everywhere are jumping into entrepreneurship head first, proving it is possible to juggle the responsibilities of home and work with grace.

    I should know… I’m one of them!

    About 6 years ago, I left my job as an office manager to pursue being a life, career, and overall wellness coach. Since then, I have felt more fulfilled, more successful, and more connected with my family than ever.

    Can I write a no-cost, original article just for your readers about how stay-at-home moms can start their own successful businesses? I can include advice on the best business models for a “mompreneur” and how to get started, as well as tips on working from home with kids and achieving that elusive work/life balance. Also, I can promote your website in the piece.

    Thank you for your consideration,

    Eva Benoit

    [email protected]
  • Kristi Gorman
    commented 2020-12-12 01:56:33 -0800
    Sydney please contact me!
  • Alice Nondorf
    commented 2020-11-27 16:04:09 -0800

    November 18, 2020

    For more information contact: Jessica Preston Kerr, [email protected], 773-936-6455


    MANHATTAN, KAN. – Alice McGaughey-Nondorf and Gary LaBarge, launched their GoFundMe as a last-ditch effort to raise funds to secure legal support and keep them in their homes after receiving an eviction notice late in the evening, November 13th. The couple–who are immunocompromised–completed paperwork, accessed housing support agencies, and secured over $11,000 in funds through the NEK-CAP Foundation and the CARES Act, but it was not accepted and eviction papers were served. 

    “Eviction will essentially leave us both homeless. Gary has Stage 4-COPD with asthma and numerous other comorbid health conditions,” McGaughey-Nondorf said. “Basically, an eviction puts us at extreme risk, and we have nowhere to turn.”

    Federal and statewide eviction bans are in place to protect those who have been directly or indirectly impacted by the pandemic, yet landlords have found a loophole: Lease non-renewals. ManApart LLC, a subsidiary of Genesis Health Clubs in Wichita, is exploiting this loophole to evict the couple. This loophole leaves many renters across the country unable to utilize the protections within the system to advocate on their behalf when landlords move to evict.

    As of the 13th, the Riley County Health Department showed 2,987 total positive cases with 551 active infections. Residents are being asked to exercise extreme caution in the area as cases soar in the state. National guidelines urge those with medical predispositions to infection to remain in their homes, as exposure puts them at a greater risk for severe symptoms, hospitalization, and even death. 

    Scared for both their health and livelihood, Alice messaged news outlets, posted across social media platforms, and called everyone who might lend some support to the couple’s legal battle. Finally, she connected with Fanny Fang, her District 2 candidate for County Commission in Riley County. Fang had listed housing as a core campaign commitment and a value for the community. 

    The community rose to the occasion. Leaders from the YDSA at K-State, Fang for Riley Co, Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice, Rent Zero Kansas, and Renter’s Together MHK began organizing earlier this week to support the effort to keep Alice and Gary in their homes. 

    “When Alice reached out, I was shocked to hear that landlords would be processing evictions in Riley County as cases surge,” Jessica Preston Kerr, a community organizer with MAPJ and Renter’s Together MHK, said. “Then to learn that they were exploiting this loophole, it is downright cruel.” 

    The groups will be using their platforms to share Alice and Gary’s story, raise funds in the form of mutual aid for legal support, and ask that the Riley County courts cancel or postpone the eviction, which is likely to be on the docket mid-next week.

    In speaking out against their eviction, Alice and Gary join a national movement that stretches far beyond urban, coastal communities to cancel rent. Cancel Rent organizers call for support in the form of clear, comprehensive protections to make sure everyone can remain safely and securely in their home for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis and its recovery period. 

    For more information, visit


    Renter’s Together MHK is a multigenerational, multiracial, cross-class group of renters in Manhattan, KS organizing for safe and truly affordable housing. We believe that the people closest to the problems are closest to the solutions, and should be leading change, and call for policy changes to keep people housed, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Julia Merrill
    commented 2020-10-14 04:43:57 -0700
    Hi there,

    As COVID-19 has taken its hold on the U.S., there have been many news reports about regional nursing and school nurse shortages. Unfortunately, as many Baby Boomer nurses retire, this is a growing problem that has only been exacerbated by the pandemic.

    Can I write an article for your website on how to start a career in nursing? I’ll include information about what schooling and training is needed and how to get it, what career paths are available to nurses, how to find your first job, and more.

    My hope is that my article will encourage young people or anyone considering a change in careers to choose this very rewarding and essential field.

    Will you please let me know if you’d be interested in posting my article?

    Thank you!

    Julia Merrill – [email protected]
  • Martha Gray
    commented 2020-09-08 09:07:14 -0700
    I am now living in Manhattan and would like to donate to your campaign with time and a donation
  • Annie
    followed this page 2020-07-21 08:51:38 -0700
  • Sydney Carlin
    commented 2020-07-06 14:39:32 -0700
    Nancy Stover

    Thanks for your message. It was nice to see you a few days ago.
  • Nancy Stover
    commented 2020-06-09 12:29:47 -0700
    Sydney Carlin
  • Karen Hawes
    commented 2020-06-05 18:01:25 -0700
    Please repeal the DPOC statutes.
  • Shivaji Sengupta
    commented 2020-03-20 06:52:40 -0700
    Hi Sidney,

    Today I read many of the posts to your website and feel very encouraged, even though I am not from Manhattan, Kansas, even though I worked for 43 years in a college in Manhattan, N.Y. I know that doesn’t qualify me to be one of your constituents (just kidding!).

    In Suffolk County, Long Island, Congressional District 1, we have a Congressman, Lee Zeldin (R-NY1), who is nothing like you Sidney! Even though you are in the State and he is in the House of Representatives the approach to constituents should be similar. In Jeffrey Harden’s book, Multidimensional Democracy, I read that you care for Democrats and Republicans alike. They are all people to you with real needs and concerns. As such, you try your best to respond to the improvements they need in Manhattan, and make policy changes benefitting them. I wish Lee Zeldin was like you! When – if – you visit us, the Resistance could discuss with you how constituents should get their representatives to work for them MULTIDIMENSIONALLY, and how they can be humanized to think of ALL their constituents like you do.


    Shivaji Sengupta
  • Shivaji Sengupta
    commented 2020-03-20 06:40:34 -0700
    Hi Sidney,

    Just contributed $25 to your campaign. It’s a small amount, but I retired this year and my wife and I are living on social security and a small annuity for me. Our family income has reduced by 2/3.

    I would like to connect the Suffolk County group Resistance and Me to you. Let me know if that’s possible When Coronavirus passes (if it does during my lifetime!), I would like to see you visit the Resistance group to exchange ideas and strategies.

    Please acknowledge this post.

    Shivaji Sengupta

    Medford, NY.
  • Shivaji Sengupta
    followed this page 2020-03-20 06:29:38 -0700
  • Shivaji Sengupta
    commented 2020-03-19 22:26:32 -0700
    Dear Sidney

    Sometime ago I had written you a letter asking you if you’d be interested in a Democratic Club movement in Suffolk County, Long Island in NY. You had shown some interest. I am writing to inform you that from the same area a group of women worked tirelessly in 2017 and 2018, to get women elected in all levels of government, joining the famous Women’s March held the day after Donald Teump was elected. They have brought out a book chronicling their political activities in The Resistance and Me: An Insider’s Account of the Mission to Defeat Trump’s Agenda, published by Amazon They would very much like to make friends with you and count you as one of their well wishes. You are a very inspirational woman. I had read about you in the opening chapter of Multinational Democracy and written to you. I had contributed to your campaign in 2017.. Please respond.

    Shivaji Sengupta

    Medford NY
  • Karen Hummel
    followed this page 2020-02-23 06:28:09 -0800
  • Roxanne Waggoner
    commented 2019-11-06 20:19:40 -0800
    We are residents of white canyon. We live beside Tuttlecreek lake. Our only road to our home has been under water for 8 months. We do not have another way in. No police, fire, or ambulance. We have contacted our county commissioners several times but so far nothing has been done. We are senior citizens and have had to buy an atv to drive thru the woods for about a mile to get to our home. The corp of engineers do not think the water will go down all year. We pay taxes but cant get an emergency road to our home. We had to make our own road to get thru the woods. Please can we get help, winter is coming!! Thank you.
  • Na'im Al-Amin
    commented 2019-10-03 08:41:51 -0700
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    913-601-5949 SWAGGINC.ORG
  • Debbie Nuss
    commented 2019-07-05 10:35:25 -0700
    Lights for Liberty Vigil

    Friday, July 12 at 8pm

    Triangle Park in Aggieville

    Please join Manhattan residents in Triangle Park in Aggieville at 8pm on Friday, July 12 to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees in detention camps across the country.

    Representatives from the local faith community and elected officials have been invited to speak.

    Please feel free to make and bring signs to express your concern, outrage, and/or disappointment with our government’s treatment of refugees – people who are simply trying to seek a better life for themselves and their families. Materials to make signs will also be available at the vigil.

    Share this information with others so we can fill Triangle Park with a sea of people.
  • Stephanie Mitchell
    commented 2019-03-31 16:22:52 -0700
    Hi Sydney! My name is Stephanie and I am on the Outreach team at ActBlue. I wanted to reach out and see if you are interested in using ActBlue as your fundraising platform for your campaign in the next cycle. Please let me know and we can hop on the phone this week and get you refamiliarized with ActBlue’s tools.
  • Rebecca Fugate
    commented 2019-03-02 11:59:40 -0800
    By the way, the 3rd page was my appeal
  • Rebecca Fugate
    followed this page 2019-03-02 11:58:53 -0800
  • Rebecca Fugate
    commented 2019-03-02 11:53:53 -0800
    Please meet with me here in Manhattan. I desperately need your help! I have been frauded several times by Medicaid and I am desperate. I have an advocate from Pawnee Mental Health that has been in total shock as to what has been happening with my application, which I would love for the 3 of us to meet. the reason for denial, (court orders and copies of the laws about work comp Medicare set aside accounts were sent with my application). Per KanCare policy department the amount in that account is considered “countable household resource”. IT IS NOT. Following is just part of the law that I sent!

    MSA Account Requirements, Rules and Regulations

     The most important thing you need to know about your Medicare Set-aside Account is that you are not free to spend that money however you want – and you are not even free to spend it on every medical need you may have for your injury.

    I have been denied twice for this reason since August. Also, the first time when I was denied, my advocate filed my appeal, faxed copies of everything. Was 3 pages. When she called for an update was told that an appeal was never done. She told them she had confirmation of the appeal. Kancares response was, " We see 3 pages came in but are only showing what 2 of the pages are (Court Order and MSA Laws), after 30 minutes and talking to 3 people that said the same thing about 3 pages coming in but only seeing 2. Which of course my advocate offered to fax the proof which of course they said no. The final decision by Kancare was that I had to reapply. No appeal! I just recieved the denial letter again today for that same reason! I dont know if our state is just really that broke and that is why these games are being played or the state of Kansas has that many incompetent employees. I am desperate and in need of medical assistance. What bothers me the most is that I insisted on that account to take at least some of the burden off of Kansas taxpayers. And the state of Kansas is making me pay for it by making my life hell.
  • Landon Cook
    commented 2019-02-27 06:30:08 -0800
    Dear Sydney Carlin,

    My name is Landon Cook, I am an architecture student at Kansas State University. I am currently participating in a seminar called community development and planning Taught by Labarbara Wigfall. Currently we are talking about political assets within communities and was wondering if you or if you knew of someone who could come talk to our class about this topic? It would mean a lot to hear from one of our state representatives regarding this topic and how politics play a role in building communties.


    Landon Cook
  • Kim Grodberg
    commented 2018-08-27 13:37:00 -0700


    I am a 64 year old man who is totally disabled. I am, what is labeled by the state of

    Kansas, “Medically Needy,” ( a rather pejorative term if you ask me. Because of this I have been placed on a Medicaid “Spend Down.” This intentionally limits my income ($868/mo.) to $495/mo ($5,940/year).
    Every six months I must pay $2238 for medical expenses before Medicaid pays for my medical bills. For the first month of each six month period over 100% of my income goes to medications. The second month over 100% goes to medications again. The third month about 50% ($441) goes to medications and then Medicaid kicks in. I am told by the Kansas Clearinghouse that this will continue when I turn 65 and start with Medicare.

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment sets the poverty (income) guideline for a single person at $12,060 ( That means the Medically Needy are expected to live on 49% of the poverty guideline. That seems reasonable to me. After all, in Kansas $12,060 is practically rich, isn’t it?

    Seriously, how am I expected to pay my mortgage (only $167/mo.), my property taxes, my homeowners insurance, my auto insurance, my utilities, my food and clothing, upkeep on my house, and any other expenses which may occur with such an utterly cruel program demanding such a large portion of my income? How does the Kansas legislature come up with such a monstrous treatment of the poor, elderly, totally disabled, such as myself, and get away with it? I feel as though they want me to die quickly and to cease being a financial burden to the state.

    Would your news department please bring this Spend Down to the attention of your audience? More information can be found at:

    PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO HELP KANSANS LIKE ME. If federal funds are still available, take them. If some projects need be delayed, delay them. If taxes need to be raised, so be it. All Kansans’ lives matter, don’t they? This Spend Down must end.

    I await your response. Time is critically important for me as I will not be able to continue to live my very simple but meaningful life if this burden is not lifted soon.

    Thank you very much!

    Kim Grodberg

    Manhattan, Kansas