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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 02, 2014

    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 comment period of the commission

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 02, 2014

    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 Ford box truck west on

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 02, 2014

    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 to the meeting that some

  • General Activities | July 02, 2014

    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, right? After a remarkable 92 minutes

  • General Activities | July 02, 2014

    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 Stars on Tuesday night — a

  • Editorials | July 02, 2014

    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 digital age. The justices ruled

  • Letters | July 02, 2014

    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 — horrified. All I saw was

  • Letters | July 02, 2014

    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 nightmare is over.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 02, 2014

    KSU culinary historian says Americans have long celebrated Independence Day with food

    What’s the Fourth of July without food? It could be downright un-American, according to a Kansas State University culinary historian. “Even before the colonists were Americans, they celebrated with food. We still do,” said Jane Marshall. “Every occasion that we can think of, we

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 02, 2014

    K-State Vet: Keep an eye on your pet during the Fourth

    You may be looking forward to the fireworks this Fourth of July, but chances are your pet is dreading it, says a Kansas State University veterinarian. “Fourth of July tends to be a fun holiday for people, but not so fun for our pets,” said

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