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  • 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


    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?


    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


    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

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 05, 2014

    21st Judicial District judges retained by voters

    All three judges in the 21st Judicial District, which covers Clay and Riley counties, were retained Tuesday. Judges David Stuzman and Meryl Wilson both were retained by wide margins. The district’s third judge, John Bosch faced more opposition at the polls but was retained

  • Manhattan High School | November 05, 2014

    Junior Blues end MHS soccer season

    Facing top-ranked Washburn Rural in Topeka, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team had a plan. The Indians went off script in a hurry, however, allowing the first of three opening-half goals in the first five minutes en route to a 4-0 season-ending defeat to the

  • Editorials | November 05, 2014

    Kansans reaffirm trust in governor

    It’s a great day for Republican candidates and their supporters. They swept every important office in Kansas and won enough votes nationwide to seize control of the U.S. Senate and solidify their hold on the U.S. House of Representatives. Sen. Pat Roberts

  • Letters | November 05, 2014

    Teen Town Reunion, Dance a success, thanks to many

    To the editor: The Teen Town Reunion and Dance on Oct. 26 was a great success! Teen Town was a regular Friday night dance for area teens beginning in 1943 and continuing through the early 1970s. Many of Manhattan’s adult citizens participated in Teen Town during

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