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  • Volleyball | November 06, 2014

    No. 22 K-State loses first road match of the season

    AMES, Iowa — The 22nd-ranked Kansas State volleyball team lost its first true road match of the season Wednesday night, as the Wildcats fell at Iowa State (25-23, 25-23, 25-22) in Hilton Coliseum. The Wildcats (20-4, 7-3 Big 12) had won seven straight true road matches to

  • Editorials | November 06, 2014

    Playing politics with climate report

    It’s hard not to wonder sometimes why those scientists who study our climate and who are convinced that climate change is a real and growing threat to life on this planet bother. For that matter, one could wonder why the United Nations, or the

  • Columns | November 06, 2014

    U.S. bolsters energy security

    In the last few months, motorists have watched with growing optimism as U.S. gasoline prices fell to levels not seen in nearly four years. This would normally seem impossible given the turmoil overseas. Today, economists are still debating where the markets might go from

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 05, 2014

    Area legislators looking at revenues as Brownback wins, GOP takes majority

    Area legislators are focused on Kansas revenues after Gov. Sam Brownback was reelected to a second term Tuesday night. Rep. Tom Phillips, (R-Manhattan), who was unopposed in his re-election bid, said he was confident in Brownback’s chances for reelection, despite a close race against

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 05, 2014

    Gay rights leader pleased with ruling

    The leader of a local gay-rights group was pleased with a federal judge’s ruling on Tuesday that paves the way for same-sex marriage in Kansas, but said there’s still work to be done. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction

  • Movies | November 05, 2014

    Film too complicated to let viewer enjoy Kidman

    G.w.clift1

    When you expect a Nicole Kidman movie to be terrific, it often disappoints. When you have no expectations about it, the movie usually is impressive and memorable. One didn’t expect much of “Dead Calm,” “To Die For,” “Moulin Rouge,” or “The Others,” for example.

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | November 05, 2014

    Why don’t polls match ballots?

    Wonder1

    Q: Why did the Republicans —particularly Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts — do so much better than the pre-election polls indicated they would? A: Without asking thousands of voters, it’s impossible to know for sure, and I have some leaves I need to rake. So

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 05, 2014

    GOP’s Huelskamp wins re-election in Kansas 1st

    Sherow.phatch

    TOPEKA — Republican congressman Tim Huelskamp has won re-election in the sprawling 1st District of western and central Kansas despite angering some farmers. Huelskamp defeated Democrat Jim Sherow in Tuesday’s election. The Republican incumbent has become a tea party favorite and won his third term.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 05, 2014

    Barrett’s mental state subject of testimony

    Prosecution and defense witnesses disagreed about whether a man with schizophrenia on trial for second-degree murder was capable of intent when he allegedly stabbed a pest exterminator in 2008. Howard Barrett, 58, of Leonardville is undergoing a jury trial after being found competent as an October hearing.

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 05, 2014

    Auditorium work expected to start in February

    Manhattan’s Parks and Recreation offices and City Auditorium project are scheduled for an early 2015 construction start, according to city officials. The Manhattan City Commission received an update on the project’s timeline during its Tuesday meeting. In June, commissioners gave their support for moving


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