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  • Columns | December 08, 2012

    Limits of diplomacy can make it frustrating

    Foreign policy is fundamentally different from domestic policy for a number of reasons. First, domestic policy is generally not classified. By classified, I mean information whose disclosure would threaten the vital interests of the United States. Some politicians operate in secrecy, or try do. 

  • Football | December 08, 2012

    Klein finishes third for Heisman, Manziel wins

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    NEW YORK — Often, moral victories don’t seem to count for much in college football. But that was different on Saturday night, as Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein finished third in the voting for the Heisman Trophy, announced at the Best Buy Theater in Times

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 07, 2012

    Shots exchanged in Junction City

    Shots reportedly were exchanged Friday morning on the south side of Junction City between a Geary County Sheriff’s deputy and a man he had pulled over for a traffic violation.  The man was later located and apprehended at an area hotel, where he

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 07, 2012

    Dagger Brigade drills in preparation to lead Army’s shift toward Africa

    Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, known as the Dagger Brigade, conducted a combined arms live fire exercise Thursday at Fort Riley. “Today’s mission was very important because it was the culminating event that we’ve been practicing for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | December 07, 2012

    New center to honor Johnson’s decades of law enforcement work

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    For 34 years, or approximately half his life, Alvan Johnson worked in law enforcement in Riley County. To honor his service, the Riley County Law Enforcement Center was being dedicated in his name Friday afternoon.  It will now be known as the Alvan D. Johnson

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 07, 2012

    Sept. sales taxes top $1 million

    City sales tax receipts topped $1 million during September, a first for the city that prompted a brief round of celebration among local government officials Friday morning. “Most excellent news … this really shows how the developments of the past 15 years have created the regional economic center

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 07, 2012

    Corrections concerned about cuts

    Riley County’s director of community corrections voiced concern Thursday about reports that the Kansas Legislature could terminate programs such as hers during the coming legislative session, saying that step could put public safety at risk. Shelly Williams spoke during a session designed to brief

  • Local |Traffic | December 07, 2012

    KDOT to close access to Murray Road

    On Sunday, the Kansas Department of Transportation will close Murray Road access at K-18 for good, an official said. But for drivers who need to get to that area, particularly businesses located there, KDOT will open Skyway Drive at Scenic Drive. That means drivers headed

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 07, 2012

    State legislators float idea of re-redistricting

    Could Manhattan and Riley County, which are moving into the First Congressional District next year, be moved back into the Second District in 2015? Some conservative legislative leaders are floating a proposal that could lead to that result in advance of the 2013 session. Incoming Senate Majority

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 07, 2012

    Pedestrian injured in accident

    A pedestrian was hospitalized with non-threatening injuries Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a car during a collision with another vehicle on Fort Riley Boulevard and 4th Street. Lt. Josh Kyle said Kevin Delarosa, 28, Manhattan, had been crossing 4th Street when he was struck

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