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  • Plan would cut prison’s staffing more than 40 percent

    Associated Press TOPEKA — Kansas would cut staffing at its largest prison by more than 40 percent under a plan for replacing it by leasing a modern lockup built by a private company, the state’s top corrections official told legislators Wednesday. .

  • More dubious ideas from Kobach

    One of these years, a legislative session will come and go without a proposal from Secretary of State Kris Kobach that doesn’t focus on voter fraud or undocumented immigrants. This is not that year. Among Mr. Kobach’s initiatives .

  • Farm Bill provisions help low-income Kansans

    To the Editor: Sen. Pat Roberts recently announced that the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee will be hosting the first Farm Bill hearing in McCain Auditorium. In an effort to find out “what is working and what is not working .

  • Bill requires more details about abortion providers

    Associated Press TOPEKA - A pro posed law in Kansas would require that information given to women seeking an abortion also include details about the abor tion provider’s medical credentials, malprac tice insurance and past disciplinary action. And that .

  • Roberts, Moran put party ahead of students

    To the Editor: As a mother, grandmother, and former public school educator, I am appalled that Betsy DeVos will now be U.S. Secretary of Education. I am especially appalled at the votes of our senators from Kansas, Jerry Moran .

  • Tennessee woman killed in 3-vehicle crash

    A Tennessee woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Clay County, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report. Audrey Kalivoda, 62, driving south on Frontier Road in a 2006 Pontiac Montana when she failed to stop at the intersection .

  • New DVDs for February a diverse bunch

    The recent movies scheduled for release on DVD this month are a cryptic batch. But they aren’t, generally speaking, without interest. For example, “Arrival” is a movie about outer space aliens teaching Amy Adams their language so that she .

  • MHS’ Balman combines passions of singing and swimming Swimer

    Wyatt Balman is used to not breathing. The junior on the Manhattan swim and dive team can hold his breath for over two minutes, but it’s a skill he learned outside of the pool. Anyone who has gone to .

  • K-State alum speaks of Mars rover struggles, success Nasatalk

    After building a machine that could drive on the surface of another planet, shooting it through space and landing it in a small crater, NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover team discovered a problem. Rocks. Alicia Allbaugh, a member of the .

  • Larger planes to bring high price

    Bigger planes at Manhattan Regional Airport will come with a hefty price tag. American Airlines has targeted May 5 as the start date for larger airplanes. The federally-required security measures needed for such planes will require $347,000 in the short-term and $500,000 to $1 .

  • Senate bill would trim $1.5 million from USD 383 budget

    More cuts to education funding could be on the horizon, according to a budget proposal from a Kansas Senate committee. The Senate ways and means committee approved a proposal Tuesday that would cut $128 million from K-12 education and $23 million from .

  • Genesis planning to start gym next week

    Genesis Health Clubs will begin dirt work next week at the site of its new gym, according to its owner Rodney Steven II. Two Manhattan City Commission approvals during Tuesday’s meeting helped pave the way. The commission unanimously approved .


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