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  • Local |Government & Politics | June 26, 2016

    Lawmakers pass school funding fix, avoid shutdown

    Kansas legislators passed an education funding plan Friday night after top Republicans rewrote it to gain broad, bipartisan support so that it would satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state might shut down.

  • Local | June 26, 2016

    Jake Owen, Tim McGraw and others ring in summer at Country Stampede

    Up-and-coming country artist Chase Rice took a few minutes out of his performance Saturday evening to make sure his fans were adequately prepared for a fun night.

  • Local | June 26, 2016

    BEYOND BEER | Stampede fans mix creative cocktails

    Lots of things people do at Stampede are things they won’t do for the whole rest of the year — like drinking highly alcoholic concoctions with names like “Country Juice” and “Badger Piss.”

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 26, 2016

    KSU vet school researchers study disease expression in swine

    Researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University have teamed up with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California to evaluate the impact and association of microbiomes connected with two of the most devastating viral diseases in swine.

  • Local |Business | June 25, 2016

    Innovative business helps make sweet violin music

    This isn’t just any violinist. It is a girl originally from China who is missing one hand. She’s using an innovative and unique type of device with a prosthesis to play the violin, and she lives in rural Kansas.

State & Region
    • Man driving motorcycle in dark hits black cow and dies

      RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — A 59-year-old Kansas man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving Friday night collided with a black cow on a blacktopped road.

    • Kansas facing bigger fights over schools after funding fix

      TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is bracing for more contentious legal and political fights over education funding even after legislators approved a narrow, short-term fix to satisfy a court mandate and avoid a threatened shutdown of the state's public schools.

    • Kansas lawmakers pass school funding fix to avert shutdown

      TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators passed an education funding plan Friday night after top Republicans rewrote it to gain broad, bipartisan support so that it would satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state might shut down.

    • The Latest: Kansas lawmakers end special session on schools

      TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on school funding (all times local):

    • Kansas GOP lawmakers advance plan to avert school closings

      TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republicans advanced an education funding plan Thursday in the Kansas Legislature as the best way to satisfy a court mandate, pushing past doubts that it would avert a threatened shutdown of the state's public schools.

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Local News
  • Local |Government & Politics | June 24, 2016

    GOP looks to pass schools plan

    Top Republicans hoped Friday to push an education funding plan through the Kansas Legislature that would satisfy a court mandate and end the looming threat that public schools across the state may have to shut down.

  • Local |Business | June 24, 2016

    Dierks Bentley highlights first night of festival

    The first words out of country crooner Dierks Bentley’s mouth Thursday were met with screams, cheering and applause at the opening night of the 21st-annual Country Stampede. Bentley was the headliner for the evening.

  • Local |Business | June 24, 2016

    Metal-loving Mercury reporter goes country… sort of

    As I drove over the Tuttle Creek Dam and looked down into the makeshift city propped up on the state park’s campgrounds for this weekend’s Country Stampede, I counted my blessings.

  • Local |Business | June 24, 2016

    Via Christi to open new entrance on Thursday

    Via Christi Hospital’s new patient entrance and admissions area will open Thursday, according to a report from hospital officials.

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 23, 2016

    Ware hands off command of fort hospital to Melton

    After two years as commander of Fort Riley’s Irwin Army Community Hospital, Col. Risa Ware passed the torch to her successor during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday morning.

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | June 23, 2016

    Low prices dampen farmers’ high-yield wheat harvest

    RANDOLPH — With this year’s wheat harvest rolling through the Flint Hills, farmers are bracing themselves for low profits despite high crop yields.

  • Local |Business | June 23, 2016

    Academy Sports to open MHK store

    Academy Sports and Outdoors will open next year in Manhattan. The retail store will be nearly 63,000 square feet at East Poyntz Avenue and Sarber Lane.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 23, 2016

    Burton makes first court appearance

    A Manhattan developer and former USD 378 employee facing four counts of unlawful sexual relations made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday.

  • Local |Business | June 23, 2016

    Stampede attendees stake out prime spots at campgrounds

    Delores Bernash and Helen Morrison of Ashland picked out the perfect campsite Wednesday for Country Stampede.

  • Local |Business | June 23, 2016

    Offices returning to normal after May lightning strike

    Riley County offices seem to be back online after a May lightning strike caused about $30,000 of damage to equipment.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 23, 2016

    Woman back home after being trampled by steer

    A woman injured in an accident with a steer on Tuesday is back home and on the mend, her husband said Thursday.

  • Local |Traffic |Fort Riley | June 23, 2016

    Construction projects to change access points at Fort Riley

    Fort Riley will see changes in access points beginning in July to facilitate construction projects.

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 22, 2016

    Area lawmakers favor adding $38M in school funding case

    Local lawmakers said they will have to make tough decisions in the coming days to keep schools open.

  • Local | June 22, 2016

    Heat to greet attendees at shortened Country Stampede

    With highs in the mid to upper 90s throughout the weekend, this year’s Country Stampede promises to be a hot one.

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 22, 2016

    City passes $6.4M plan for West Anderson

    The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved a $6.4 million contract for West Anderson Avenue improvements on Tuesday.

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 22, 2016

    Mayor Reddi wants to focus on relationships, mental health

    Community relationships and mental health are areas of focus for Usha Reddi, Manhattan’s new mayor.

  • Local |Public Health |Government & Politics | June 22, 2016

    Health department to accept $25,000 grant for birth control

    The money will be used to purchase long-acting reversible contraceptives, which are methods of birth control that protect against pregnancy for an extended period without requiring user action, including implants and intrauterine devices.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 22, 2016

    Woman in stable condition after being trampled

    A woman in northern Riley County was transported by helicopter to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka after cows trampled her Tuesday morning.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 22, 2016

    Burton makes first appearance in court

    A Manhattan developer and former USD 378 employee facing four counts of unlawful sexual relations made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday.

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 21, 2016

    Board sets RCPD budget at $20.3M

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board passed a $20.3 million budget Monday for the Riley County Police Department with a 6-1 vote.

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