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  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | January 16, 2014

    No change on regents’ social media policy

    TOPEKA — Faculty senate presidents across the state university system tried in vain Wednesday to get the Kansas Board of Regents to reverse its social media policy changes. During their December meeting, the regents unanimously passed a policy that outlined the authority that universities have to

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | January 16, 2014

    Plan would partially restore salary cuts

    TOPEKA — There won’t be a full restoration of the $66 million cut higher education sustained last year, according to Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposal. Brownback’s proposed adjustments to the fiscal years 2014 and 2015 budgets does provide partial restoration of the salary caps. Half of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 16, 2014

    High winds contribute to three fires Wednesday

    As of 12:30 p.m. Thursday, three fires had broken out in Manhattan, spurred on by the high winds here. The first was a house fire at 3114 Gary Ave., in the northwest part of town. The second, dispatchers said, was a brush fire near Dam Road

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | January 16, 2014

    Gov. doesn’t want to raise per-student aid

    TOPEKA — Education is in line to receive funding increases but not at the desired levels for educators. Gov. Sam Brownback released his proposed adjustments to the fiscal years 2014 and 2015 budget Thursday. The plan remains the same for K-12 funding with the base aid per pupil

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 16, 2014

    County approves siren for University Park

    The Riley County Commission on Thursday approved the purchase of a tornado siren to replace the existing siren in University Park. Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said he also hopes to replace sirens in Keats and Leonardville in the near future, but the University Park

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | January 16, 2014

    K-State buys Lafene building from Mercy

    TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents gave approval on Wednesday for the purchase of the old Memorial Hospital building, part of which is leased by Lafene Health Center, K-State’s student health clinic. The purchase of the property at 1105 Sunset Ave. from Mercy Regional Health

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 16, 2014

    1 dead in accident

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    A person died Thursday morning after an accident at a job site in Manhattan. Riley County police, emergency services and the Manhattan Fire Department responded to a call at 10:18 a.m. Thursday that a person had been injured in or around the 1900 block of Collins

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 16, 2014

    Design earns $5,000 scholarship for K-State architecture student

    Sara Todavchick’s work in her fall comprehensive architecture studio is earning more than a grade. The fourth-year architecture student at Kansas State University is receiving a $5,000 scholarship as the winner of a College of Architecture, Planning & Design competition sponsored by MANKO Window Systems

  • Local |Education |Fort Riley | January 16, 2014

    USD 475, Fort Riley moving ahead with plans for new school on post

    FORT RILEY — Geary County Unified School District 475 and Fort Riley are moving forward with the construction of a replacement elementary school on post. The organizations are figuring out the next steps for the project, currently scheduled to begin construction in March or April of this

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 16, 2014

    K-State research helping fight deadly strain of influenza

    The novel avian H7N9 influenza virus has caused more than 130 human infections with 43 deaths in China. New research, conducted under the supervision of Kansas State University’s Juergen Richt, is showing promise in helping to fight this deadly virus. “Emergence of a novel drug-resistant


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