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  • City nixes guest tax increase

    City commissioners said Tuesday that they didn’t support increasing the transient guest tax. There wasn’t a vote, but their comments essentially put an end to the proposed half-cent increase of the guest tax to increase revenue for the .

  • Commission bans open carry in 42 city buildings

    City commissioners unanimously approved banning the open carry of firearms in 42 buildings during their meeting Tuesday. The vote was 4-0; commissioner John Matta was absent from the meeting. Tuesday was the official start of changes in the state’s gun .

  • 29 arrested, 121 cited for MIP at Stampede

    Twenty-nine people were arrested while attending the 2014 Country Stampede music festival at Tuttle Creek State Park, according to numbers from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Greg Riat said in a report that seven women and 22 men were arrested .

  • Competency hearing reset for Leonardville man in murder case

    A competency hearing for a Leonardville man accused of murdering a pest exterminator in February 2008 was reset for a later date Tuesday after his attorney requested the cancellation and that he be allowed to withdraw. Howard Barrett, 55, is accused of .

  • Commission expresses confidence in hiring policy

    The city commission on Tuesday rebuffed an attempt to change the city’s hiring policy to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Mike Herman, chair of the Flint Hills Human Rights Project, spoke during the public .

  • Officials ID I-70 tractor crash driver, victim

    A Topeka man has been identified by the Kansas Highway Patrol as the driver of a box truck that collided with a tractor mowing a ditch Tuesday morning on Interstate 70. According to a KHP report, Halston Puett, 20, was driving the 2002 .

  • Commission discusses fireworks cancellation

    City commissioners on Tuesday discussed the absence of a city fireworks show. With no one to sponsor it, the annual Thunder Over Manhattan fireworks display fizzled out this year after several years struggling to find sponsors. City commissioners mentioned prior .

  • Cameron: ‘Victory was right there on the plate’ Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    You want more pain, U.S. soccer fans? The goal that never happened WOULD have counted. The Americans WOULD have defeated Belgium and moved on to face Argentina in the World Cup quarterfinals. We all know the moment in question, .

  • Senior 17ers lose to some familiar faces

    More often than not, when the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers take the field during the middle of the week in their wood-bat-league games, they rarely know much about the team in the other dugout. Playing against the Topeka .

  • Unanimity bolsters cell phone ruling

    Americans’ privacy might not yet be extinct, but it’s endangered, in part because of the choices we make on a daily basis. But the Supreme Court last week shored it up in an area of increasing importance in this .

  • Renewed awareness can prevent next tragedy

    To the Editor: I almost hit a bicyclist the other day. I was driving at dusk near City Park. Pausing at a stop sign, I began turning right. The biker suddenly appeared in my headlights. I hit the brake pedal — .

  • President Ford said it best, long before soccer defeat

    To the Editor: Echoing in my mind in the wake of the U.S. soccer team’s loss Tuesday evening is the reassuring sentiment expressed so profoundly by President Gerald Ford in August of 1974. My fellow Americans, our long national .







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