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  • Kansas has lost its balance

    The selling point for hefty Kansas tax cuts was irresistibly seductive: Kansas could lower income tax rates, exempt business profits from the income tax entirely, and state revenue would still remain the same, or maybe even grow, and the state .

  • Optimist Xtreme win back-to-back tourneys

    The Manhattan Optimist 10U Xtreme took first place at a pair of softball tournaments in April, traveling to Independence, Mo., and Abilene in back-to-back weekends. The Xtreme took first Place in the Spring Spectacular in Independence on April 19. All games .

  • K-State women to play Auburn, Missouri

    The Big 12 and Southeastern conferences announced an extension of their women’s basketball challenge on Thursday that will expand to 10 games in 2016 and 2017. K-State will host Auburn in the 2016 non-conference schedule and will travel to Missouri to face the Tigers .

  • $500K awarded for food research

    Kansas State University has awarded $500,000 to faculty members who are taking on some of the world’s food challenges created by a rapidly increasing population. “Given the importance of food production to the Kansas economy, the innovative technologies and knowledge .

  • Staff cites pay as reason to leave KSU

    A majority of Kansas State University faculty and staff members said they’re comfortable at the school but nearly half have considered leaving because of pay, according to a recent survey. Results from a universitywide climate survey released on Thursday .

  • Wamego setting high goals for 2nd Kansas Sampler Festival A1.5414.sampler.phatch

    Before last year’s Kansas Sampler Festival, Wamego was considered a bit of an underdog because it was the smallest town to host the event in its 25-year history. But after setting attendance records for the festival — nearly 12,000 people visited .

  • Corrections department facing budget cuts

    Anticipated state budget cuts could force reductions in the corrections department, director Shelly Williams told Riley County commissioners Thursday. Williams presented her grant application for fiscal year 2016 to the board and explained that three of nine positions funded by the .

  • Sci fi film ‘Ex Machina’ very strong on atmosphere G.w.clift1

    Perhaps the substantial buzz about the new sci fi film “Ex Machina” started because the movie’s writer and director is Alex Garland. He wrote the screenplays for “Never Let Me Go” and “28 Days Later,” two category films worth thinking .

  • Youth Talent winners featured in Topeka Symphony program

    TOPEKA — The Topeka Symphony will present the music of Vivaldi, Mozart, Copland and Mussorgsky on Saturday in White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus.  The 7:30 p.m. program, “Our Great Town,” will be led by the Topeka Symphony’.

  • K-Staters to perform in KC

    The Kansas State University Choral Division will bring its music to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., May 9-10. The weekend will feature a dinner on the Plaza, a theater production and the showcase event, “.

  • Shannon knows value of morale

    As discouraging as the story in Wednesday’s Mercury on recommended spending cuts in the Manhattan-Ogden School District was, Superintendent Bob Shannon’s recognition of the effect one modest proposal could have on morale was refreshing. It came after a .

  • Indians edge Garden City, win at home Casper 100butterfly.phatch

    It came down to the final race, but the Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team pulled out a victory at its six-team home meet on Wednesday afternoon at the KSU Natatorium. Tied with Garden City heading into the final .





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