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  • Columns | April 27, 2014

    Situation in Ukraine grows more dangerous

    The situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate, and resolving the crisis in a manner that will serve Ukrainian, Russian and American interests is increasingly difficult. A couple of things are clear. First, Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the key cards. To some degree, he would

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 25, 2014

    Monroe’s attorney: Plea bargain imminent

    WESTMORELAND — A plea agreement is likely between prosecutors and Dustin Monroe, the Wamego man involved in a December shooting incident at the Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan, his lawyer said. On Friday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Monroe, 33, waived his right to a preliminary

  • Editorials | April 25, 2014

    Looser gun laws won’t make us safer

    Once there was reason to believe that Americans collectively would come to our senses about guns and gun violence. If nothing else, maybe the shock of mass murders would jolt us into productive actions. Such tragedies have made household words of Columbine, Newtown, Virginia Tech

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 25, 2014

    Internet, transit top priorities at meeting

    If the state and federal government ran more like Thursday night’s joint Flint Hills Regional Council and Flint Hills Frontiers workshop, it’s safe to assume our representatives would be talking about solutions more than problems. That was the theme of last night’s

  • Movies | April 25, 2014

    ‘Transcendence’ not engaging enough to hold one’s attention


    What happens when the development of Artificial Intelligence is given a jump start by uploading a conscious mind? That’s the question explored in Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, “Transcendence.” Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is a top Artificial Intelligence researcher who has reluctantly agreed

  • Columns | April 25, 2014

    An evening conversation: no joke

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    At first it seemed like maybe KDOT was a having a laugh. That’s the Kansas Department of Transportation, in case you’re visiting from another country. Bulgaria, maybe, or Mississippi. Anyhow, you know those temporary highway warning signs that you see when you’re

  • Area Schools | April 25, 2014

    Thomson signs with Cloud County


    Some things are just a natural fit. Riley County guard Katelyn Thomson’s official signing to join the Cloud County women’s basketball team may just be one of those things. In Thomson the Thunderbirds will get a versatile backcourt player. “The thing about Katelyn

  • Manhattan High School | April 25, 2014

    Two Manhattan swimmers sign

    Two of Manhattan High’s top girls’ swimmers made their college decisions official at signing ceremonies in the last week. Alana Bucholtz chose to swim at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, while Amanda Buckwalter signed her letter of intent to swim at Oklahoma Baptist

  • Manhattan High School | April 25, 2014

    MHS tennis wins Salina tournament

    Playing at full strength in an eight-team tournament in Salina, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team put together a solid performance from start to finish, winning the tournament in the process. The Indians finished well ahead of the competition, scoring 59 team points to beat second-place

  • Letters | April 25, 2014

    Highway crash underscores need for median barriers

    To the Editor: The recent horrific head-on crash on Interstate 5 in northern California involving the FedEx truck and the bus reminds us what can happen when a vehicle crosses the median at highway speeds. That day, 10 poor souls lost their lives because of the crossover

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