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  • Men's Basketball | February 13, 2015

    K-State looks to slow red-hot Sooners

    The first time Kansas State faced Oklahoma this season, the Sooners were one of the hottest teams in the country. Oklahoma had just crushed Texas on the road when it returned home to take on a K-State team that just ended a three-game skid with

  • Track & Field | February 13, 2015

    K-State’s Kregers balances track, school and marriage


    Nothing has come easy for Reinis Kregers. When Kregers came to the United States — far from his native Latvia — he often struggled with his English and was unsure what was waiting for him in Manhattan. But the language he did speak fluently seemed to be

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | February 12, 2015

    K-State keeping LGBT policy

    After Gov. Sam Brownback removed a previous executive order giving legal protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender public employees from discrimination, the president of Kansas State University announced the school would be keeping the protections. K-State president Kirk Schulz wrote Wednesday that the university

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | February 12, 2015

    Schulz: KSU supports flat funding for public universities


    Kansas public colleges, including Kansas State University, are supporting the governor’s flat funding for their schools for the 2016-17 academic year. K-State president Kirk Schulz testified before the Kansas Senate Education Subcommittee Thursday morning, updating the committee on the university and stated his own

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 12, 2015

    Schulz defends handing of emails

    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz on Thursday defended the university’s handling of a recent open records request that redacted most of the information being sought. The university redacted nearly all 11 pages of emails between Kansas budget director Shawn Sullivan and Kent Glasscock, the

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 12, 2015

    Kite’s case inspires new bill on alcohol violations

    A Kite’s Bar and Grill case is the inspiration for a new House bill making it clear that bars have to receive written notice at the time of a liquor law violation in order for prosecution to proceed. House Bill 2088, which passed Tuesday in

  • February 12, 2015

    Chamber to roll out small business aid program

    A Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce official updated Riley County commissioners on a new funding program for local small businesses on Thursday. According to Trent Armbrust, the chamber’s existing business manager, the Small Business Council and Chamber of Commerce next month will roll out

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 12, 2015

    Junction City police make arrest in shooting

    Junction City police on Wednesday arrested one of the victims in a Sunday shooting. Jackie Oliver, 42, Junction City, was arrested on the charge of aggravated battery in connection with a shooting incident on Sunday at 805 Grant Ave. He is currently confined on a $25,000 bond at

  • Editorials | February 12, 2015

    Yet another step backward

    It’s increasingly difficult to understand how Gov. Sam Brownback, who says he wants to make Kansas a better place to live and work, continues to do things that take the state in the opposite direction. Among examples are aggressive and inequitable tax cuts that

  • Letters | February 12, 2015

    In the absence of morality, there can be no just laws

    To the Editor In the Feb. 10 edition of the Mercury, I read a letter from Turley Hayes that did a great job of synthesizing what is wrong with our great country today. In a nutshell, the letter states that we must “keep morality out of

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