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  • Local |Kansas State University | July 12, 2013

    Wind power does not strongly affect greater prairie chickens

    Wind power development does not ruffle the feathers of greater prairie chicken populations, according to the results of a seven-year study from a Kansas State University ecologist and his team. The researchers – led by Brett Sandercock, professor of biology – discovered that wind turbines have little

  • Local | July 12, 2013

    Red Cross gets $20,000 from Caroline Peine Foundation

    The American Red Cross, Kansas Capital Area Chapter, received a grant of $20,000 from the Manhattan Fund - Caroline Peine Charitable Foundation that will help fund disaster service and response in Manhattan. “This grant will be used to provide disaster relief for victims of local disasters,”

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 12, 2013

    Arguments about money top predicator of divorce

    Even the healthiest relationships include arguments, but the topic of the argument could predict risk of divorce, according to a Kansas State University researcher. “Arguments about money is by far the top predictor of divorce,” said Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human

  • Obituaries | July 12, 2013

    Judith Miller

    Judith (Vick) Miller, 66, of Orlando, Fla, died May 13, in Orlando, Fla.

  • Columns | July 12, 2013

    GOP imperils Kansas finances

    “I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” —Thomas Jefferson The radical Republicans who now rule Kansas

  • Editorials | July 12, 2013

    Kansas roads still not good enough

    Kansans ought to be gratified that the most recent rankings of state highway systems’ condition and cost-effectiveness by the Reason Foundation cast a friendly spotlight on our state. Placing second based on 2009 information, the latest year for which full statistics are available, is outstanding, and

  • Football | July 12, 2013

    Three Wildcats named to watch lists

    Kansas State defensive back Ty Zimmerman and offensive linemen B.J. Finney and Cornelius Lucas were named to award watch lists by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), the organization announced Thursday. Zimmerman earned a spot on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list, while

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 11, 2013

    Clerical error leads to big cuts from Riley County departments

    At Thursday’s county budget work session, commissioners proposed a mill levy increase of 1.9 mills. Commissioners had originally envisioned that level of increase. But then they discovered that due to a clerical error a cost of living allowance they had intended to authorize had been

  • Local |Traffic | July 11, 2013

    K-18 facing shutdowns next week

    Officials have announced a plan to close the eastbound and westbound lanes of K-18 during night hours next week. The plan is to close the highway from east of Scenic Drive to west of K-113 (Seth Child Road) from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. next

  • Local |Traffic |Business |Government, Politics | July 11, 2013

    Proposal developed to alter major intersection, surrounding area

    Rumored changes to the K-18 and K-113 interchange have some business owners concerned about the potential for adverse impact on those businesses. The concern appears to focus on the intersection of Fort Riley Boulevard and Richards Drive, close to a larger intersection of Fort Riley

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