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  • State budget, NBAF top local issues in 2015

    The eyes of local officials will fall squarely on Topeka in 2015 as legislators work to close a $278 million budget gap for the fiscal year that ends in June. Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed borrowing money from the state’s highway .

  • Zoo visitors beat weather to catch glimpse of animals Zoo1.phatch

    Sunset Zoo was quiet Saturday afternoon with many of the animals sheltered inside and out of sight for the winter. But that didn’t stop a few visitors from enjoying the day at the zoo before snow began falling Saturday .

  • Appeals court affirms local man’s 2013 drug conviction

    The Kansas Court of Appeals upheld on Wednesday a Riley County Court decision to convict a Manhattan man of drug-related charges in a 2013 case. Adam Richard Hudson, 31, was arrested Feb. 5, 2013 after the Riley County Police Department obtained a warrant and .

  • Crews respond to blaze at fire-damaged home

    A single-family home damaged in a two-alarm fire Thursday night caught fire again late Friday. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to 728 Galaxy Drive about 29 hours after the first blaze caused an estimated $212,000 in damage to the home and its contents. .

  • ‘Ration to Fashion,’ reading with dogs and more

    MONDAY Yu-Gi-Oh Dueling, 6-8 p.m. Duel with fellow Yu-Gi-Oh gamers, trade cards, and have a chance to win a prize in our prize drawing. Manhattan Public Library. Auntie M.’S Drunken Bingo, 7 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.   <.

  • Rates of drug and alcohol use dropping among teens

    The image of the rebellious American teen may be losing its allure — at least when it comes to drug and alcohol abuse. A recent survey of Manhattan students largely aligns with a national trend of lower alcohol and use among .

  • UCLA sacks K-State, 40-35, in Alamo Bowl Alamo bowl football kind

    SAN ANTONIO — Kansas State scored four second-half touchdowns to rally from a 25-point halftime deficit in the Alamo Bowl, but it still wasn’t enough Friday night, as No. 14 UCLA held on to beat the 11th-ranked Wildcats, 40-35, at the .

  • Cowboys slam Cats on road Kstatembbcolor.phatch

    For one half of basketball, Kansas State didn’t struggle to do so many of the little things that caused it to struggle in non-conference play. But once the second half rolled around, it all came right back. The Wildcats .

  • Cyclones shoot down Wildcats, 60-55

    The Kansas State women’s basketball team rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to tie the game at 50 late, but was unable to finish the comeback, losing on the road to Iowa State, 60-55, to open Big 12 play in Ames, .

  • Court ruling is no surprise

    Someday, perhaps, the Kansas Legislature will provide enough funding for the state’s public schools to end chronic violations of the state Constitution. Until that day, lawmakers shouldn’t be surprised that parents and educators file lawsuits to protect their .

  • Global warming critic ignores volumes of research

    To the Editor: I would love to know what got into Mr. Kramer when he wrote his tirade against global warming in Monday’s paper. Or at the very least, where he has been for the last decade. His references .

  • Civility in climate change debate could foster progress

    To the Editor: The recent letter by Rick Kramer about global warming calls for a reply. I am not a climatologist, but an earth scientist, so that bias influences my response.  The letter clearly demon-strates a major flaw in our .


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