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  • Commission separates courthouse security projects

    It was a case of one step forward, one step back for planned improvements to the Riley County courthouse during Monday’s county commission meeting. The long-discussed renovations — which involve adding security features such as limited public entrances, metal detectors .

  • Schulz: Furlough measure ‘a relief’

    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz on Monday described the Legislature’s decision to deem all state employees “essential” to avoid furloughs as “a welcome relief.” Schulz wrote in the publication K-State Today, “We hope the Legislature will finish its .

  • KSU professor looks to teach soccer players life lessons Neighbor.phatch

    Through coaching youth soccer, Kansas State University professor Bill Turnley has been teaching boys life skills for 10 years. Turnley, a management professor and interim department head in the College of Business Administration, started coaching when his oldest son, Jonathan, was 10 .

  • 15-year-old Manhattan girl reported missing

    A 15-year-old Manhattan girl has been missing since Friday, according to the Kansas Missing and Unsolved Missing Facebook page. A post on the page shows a picture of a girl identified as Madison Asebedo and describes her as 5 feet 6 inches .

  • Legislators complete $15.4B budget

    TOPEKA — Kansas legislators have finished work on a $15.4 billion state budget for the fiscal year beginning in July that would limit tuition increases at state universities. The Senate voted 23-11 on Sunday to approve a bill containing most of the .

  • Man hospitalized in knife stabbing incident

    A Manhattan man was transported to Via Christi Hospital on Sunday after he was stabbed in the torso. Riley County Police Department officers responded to the 217 Brooklawn Drive at 2:15 a.m. after receiving an emergent call about a knife stab .

  • Commission to continue 2016 budget discussions

    The Manhattan City Commission will continue work Tuesday on the 2016 budget. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. City administrators are seeking feedback from commissioners on the budget at this stage, proposed new additions to staffing and .

  • Senate solution is no step forward

    Kansans shouldn’t make too much of the fact that more than half of the votes in the Kansas Senate’s 21-17 passage Sunday of a bill to increase state taxes by $423 million came from members who’d signed no-tax .

  • Our political discourse needs rules of engagement

    To the Editor: Can you imagine a K-State vs. Nebraska football game with no referees? Five minutes into the first quarter, fans would be on the playing field kicking, slugging, calling one another names and screaming “foul play.” This is .

  • A brief retrospective on Brownback’s comments

    To the Editor: Just a few revealing quotes from the primary author of the state budget shenanigans. Sam Brownback: “On taxes, you need to get your overall rates down, and you need to get your social manipulation out of it, .

  • Manko 17ers split on final day at TOC Bsb2.phatch

    After splitting a doubleheader on Saturday, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers saw more of the same in Sunday’s final day of action at the annual TOC at Tointon Family Stadium. The 17ers won their first game in dominant .

  • Collaboration of researchers begins plan to save citrus

    A diverse group of researchers has teamed up to develop a therapeutic treatment for citrus greening disease, a bacterial infection that threatens the future of the U.S. citrus industry. To kick off the initiative, the research team meets at .


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