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  • Editorials | July 06, 2014

    Teaching changes can be beneficial

    We hope the Kansas National Education Association is as good as its word in saying it wants to be part of solutions “that make sense for students.” That comment came last week from KNEA spokesman Marcus Baltzell, who was referring to new state teaching license

  • Columns | July 06, 2014

    Revisit city discrimination policy

    Our country has made significant strides in the equal treatment of LGBT individuals. One year ago the Supreme Court ruled that The Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, and weekly we read of rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans in states from coast to coast.

  • July 06, 2014

    9/11 museum provides place to commemorate fallen

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    NEW YORK — The first thing you notice about the stunning but gut-wrenching new National September 11 Memorial Museum is that it isn’t your ordinary museum. It is 70 feet below ground — 70 feet below ground zero. That’s as it needs to be to understand what held

  • Off The Beat | July 06, 2014

    Real sports for patriots


    This newspaper was made in America. You’re probably reading this in America. I’m an American with my American blood running through my American veins. If you can’t tell, I’m excited about America. One of my favorite ways to display patriotism is

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 06, 2014

    Distance students earn summer scholarships

    Kansas State University Global Campus has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to distance education students across the country for the summer 2014 term. The K-State Global Campus Scholarship for Distance Education Students provides financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in distance degree programs. This is the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 06, 2014

    KSU to hold annual sustainability dialogue on campus July 19

    “Communication and Sustainability: How to Communicate Effectively to Advance Sustainability Initiatives” is the title of the ninth annual Dialogue on Sustainability set for Saturday, July 19, in Rathbone and Fiedler halls at Kansas State University. The event is open to the public and will run from 8:30

  • Obituaries | July 06, 2014


    Jim “Doc” Burcham, 93, died the evening of July 1, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born in Kansas City on Nov. 21, 1920, the son of D. H. and Sarah (Calhoun) Burcham. Doc met the love of his life, Helen Barlow, at Wyandotte High

  • July 06, 2014

    Woman specializes in World’s Largest Things art creations

    What is the Next Big Thing?  Maybe it is the World’s Largest Thing. Today, in the third and final part of our series on grassroots art, we will meet an artist who has developed a specialty in the World’s Largest Things. When

  • Local |Education | July 06, 2014

    Local student earns health research award

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Mary Hunt of Manhattan recently received the award for the outstanding master’s student in community health promotion from the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. Hunt is a graduate teaching assistant with a 4.0 grade point average and

  • Columns | July 06, 2014

    China’s military is becoming a force in Pacific

    The modernization and expansion of China’s military is an issue of deep and growing concern to U.S. policymakers. China realizes that to expand its influence in the South China Sea, it needs a larger navy. Likewise, if it wants to fend off potential

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