• Local |Government, Politics | November 15, 2012

    Political leverage in NBAF woes

    TOPEKA – Gov. Sam Brownback told members of the Board of Regents Thursday that the state is using the federal government’s financial troubles as leverage in discussions regarding the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). The biosafety level 4 facility slated to come to Manhattan would

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 15, 2012

    County completes vote canvass

    The sound of ballots bring run through a counting machine filled the Riley County Commission chambers Thursday as commissioners completed their canvass of last week’s election results. Members from the Riley County Clerk’s office gave the canvass board their recommendations on provisional ballots

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 15, 2012

    Parker ordered bound over for trial

    A Junction City man accused of a deadly shooting on New Year’s Day was bound over for trial Wednesday for first-degree murder and criminal discharge of a firearm. Daniel Parker, 26, is charged with the murder of Frederick Beverly, 21, a Kansas National Guardsman and member

  • Arts, Leisure | November 15, 2012

    If you like art, this is your weekend


    It’s all about art this weekend. Los Angeles-based artist Eames Demetrios will discuss his work at Geographer as Large tonight at 7 p.m. at the Beach Museum of Art. He will also describe his work of recording of the history of Kcymaerxthaere,“a global

  • Local |Education | November 15, 2012

    Board briefed on district goings-on

    Six of USD 383’s elementary school principals spoke to the school board Wednesday about various accomplishments and needs. The site council reports from the principals produced many factoids about the past and current school year. Amanda Arnold Principal Larry Liotta said among the school’s

  • Editorials | November 15, 2012

    Romney ought to be above griping

    The Mitt Romney who made a gracious concession to Barack Obama on election night is more admirable than the one who now blames his loss in part on the “extraordinary gifts from the government” that the president bestowed on certain constituents. Not that there isn’

  • Letters | November 15, 2012

    UT fans’ story from 2010 reflects well on K-Staters

    To the Editor: I come from a long line of KSU alums and just had to pass along this recent conversation with a University of Texas fan.

  • Letters | November 15, 2012

    Wildcat football family grateful for warm welcome

    To the Editor: A very special thank you to Frank Tracz, his staff, his band members and the students who braved the cold and rain at 2 a.m. Sunday to welcome the team back from Texas at the “family” stadium. Their loyal and caring support

  • Letters | November 15, 2012

    Could KSU adjust for fans who can’t stay standing?

    To the Editor: I have gone to K-State football games since 1953, and I love K-State.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 15, 2012

    RCPD policies and procedures to be assessed

    Riley County officials announced that a team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will assess the Riley County Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services starting Dec. 3. Verification by the team that the Riley County Police

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