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  • Editorials | February 07, 2014

    CVS move sets good example

    The CVS/Caremark pharmacy chain advanced the cause of good health in America when it announced that its 7,600 stores would stop selling cigarettes next year. In making the announcement, Larry Merlo, who’s president and CEO of CVS, called it “simply the right thing to

  • Columns | February 07, 2014

    Don’t gut ‘net-metering’ law

    A serious effort is underfoot in the Kansas Legislature to drastically restructure how large utilities credit excess solar and wind electricity produced by their customers. Kansas was one of the last of the 43 states that now give 100-percent credit for excess renewable electricity to be

  • Manhattan High School | February 06, 2014

    Brooks meets with MHS administrators

    Six days after being suspended as head boys’ basketball coach at Manhattan High, Tim Brooks met with school administrators Thursday afternoon to discuss the allegations behind the school’s internal investigation of the longtime coach. Brooks confirmed the meeting took place, but declined to go

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 06, 2014

    Mandela inspires woman after her daughter’s death


    Love can go a long way. Linda Biehl spoke Wednesday about how lessons from her daughter and from Nelson Mandela helped her forgive her daughter’s killers. Her daughter, Amy Biehl, was killed by a mob in an act of political violence in South Africa

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 06, 2014

    City looks at stage project

    Comfort, ease of use and cost topped the discussion Wednesday night about stage renovations at City Hall’s Peace Memorial Auditorium. Architect Bruce McMillan brought in a theater expert to assess the theater systems, lighting, stage rigging, drapery and audio-visual systems per a request by

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | February 06, 2014

    County considers daycare fee increase

    Local daycare providers might be paying more to operate legally after a discussion at Thursday’s Riley County commission meeting. Breva Spencer, Riley County Child Care licensing surveyor, said Riley County’s licensing fees are much lower than those in the surrounding areas, including Pottawatomie

  • Local |Business | February 06, 2014

    Sales tax receipts up in November

    Sales were up in November for Manhattan. The city received $900,991 in January from sales taxes collected at the end of the year, according to a report. That amount is up from $887,865 in sales tax receipts for the same month a year ago, an increase of $13,126

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 06, 2014

    Witnesses testify in armed robbery trial after 2 days of weather delays

    The jury trial for a Manhattan man accused of aggravated robbery resumed today after two days of weather-related delay. Levertis L. Horne, 22, is on trial in Riley County court for a second time after his initial trial resulted in a hung jury. He faces two

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 06, 2014

    Graduate students to present research

    Fifteen Kansas State University graduate students will present their Kansas-related research at two research forums next week: Master’s Research Day on Wednesday and the Capitol Graduate Research Summit on Thursday. Both events are on the second floor rotunda of the State Capitol Building in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | February 06, 2014

    KSU campus police officers nabbing more drunken drivers

    The number of pedestrians and bicycles on and around the Kansas State University campus make enforcement of traffic safety laws a priority. That’s why the campus police department has been on the lookout for drunken drivers. So far in 2014, the department has arrested 15 drunk

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