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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 17, 2014

    Board discusses which groups should pay for traffic control

    Officer overtime paid for by the Riley County Police Department for event traffic control is a hefty fee that becomes taxpayers’ responsibility. Over the past year, 126 RCPD patrol officers have put in 47 hours of extra work for 19 events, costing the department more than $390,000, according to

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 17, 2014

    Manhattan, Pott County at odds over sewer

    Pottawatomie County and the city of Manhattan are at odds over whose regulations should be enforced — and who should be the enforcing agency — for residential users in the county-owned Blue Township Sewer District. The city and county have, in recent months, exchanged draft resolutions regarding

  • Local | June 17, 2014

    EPA: Curb pollution or end spring pasture burning

    Spring pasture burning in the Flint Hills could become a thing of the past if the state and area counties don’t come up with a plan to curb excessive smoke. Fire supervisor Bruce Brazzle told Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 17, 2014

    Man to stand trial for manslaughter

    A Leonardville man appears prepared to stand trial for multiple charges stemming from an accident that resulted in the death of a Blue Valley High School student in October. Garrett Olson, 20, entered not guilty pleas on Monday afternoon as Riley County District Judge Meryl Wilson

  • Local | June 17, 2014

    Corps seeks public comment on levee improvement proposal

    Public comment is being sought for recommended improvements to the Manhattan levee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District created a draft feasibility report that recommends raising the levee’s height to reduce flooding risks. The levee, constructed in the early 1960s,

  • Editorials | June 17, 2014

    Getting answers faster can save lives

    Fairly or not, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sometimes been depicted as an impediment in the development of new drugs and treatments for the various illnesses that afflict humans. Perhaps the bureaucracy that hampers so many government agencies is a reason, or

  • Columns | June 17, 2014

    State revenue situation stable

    Critics recently accused the Department of Revenue of “misrepresenting” research about the state’s revenue shortfall in April and May. We at the Department of Revenue stand behind our statements in our April and May tax receipts reports. We have established metrics to track results

  • Columns |General Activities | June 17, 2014

    Cameron: US rallies to edge nemesis Ghana

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Don’t lie, soccer fans. Your head dropped in despair in the 82nd minute Monday night, and that red, white and blue top hat tumbled onto the carpet. You could almost hear the entire nation groan as Ghana’s relentless, game-long pressure finally broke an

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 17, 2014

    Schulz named award winner by professional group

    Noel Schulz, associate dean for research and graduate programs in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University, has been named an award recipient by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE. Cited for her “outstanding contributions in advancing recruitment and retention of

  • Obituaries | June 17, 2014


    John Michael Schubert, 55, of Leavenworth, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., after a nine-month battle with brain cancer. The family provided the following information. He was born Dec. 22, 1958, in Bethpage, N.Y., the youngest child of Russell and

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