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  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | June 19, 2014

    Regents approve tuition hike

    The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal to increase tuition at Kansas State University by 5 percent. Though there was an increase for all six state schools – University of Kansas, Wichita State University, Emporia State University, Pittsburg State University, Fort Hays State

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | June 19, 2014

    Regester: Fee increase won’t make up for loss

    Debbie Regester, the Riley County register of deeds, confirmed county commissioners’ suspicions that revenues are down in areas Thursday morning. “We’re behind where we were last year,” she said. Regester said the total mortgage amount in the county was $208,598,212 at this time last year.

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 19, 2014

    Unit cases colors, reorganizes ahead of Kuwait deployment

    FORT RILEY — Ahead of its deployment to Kuwait, the 1st Infantry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team conducted a ceremony Wednesday in which leaders cased the brigade colors, inactivated the Special Troops Battalion and reflagged the 1st Engineer Battalion to the 1st Brigade Engineer

  • Local | June 19, 2014

    25th annual Juneteenth celebration set for weekend

    The 25th annual Juneteenth Community Festival will take place Friday and Saturday. Juneteenth is a celebration of June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and delivered the news that the Civil War ended and slaves were freed. The celebration starts Friday with Gospel Fest

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 19, 2014

    Riley fire causes $25,000 in damage to apartments

    A Riley apartment sustained heavy damage after a fire broke out early Thursday morning. Firefighters from the Riley and Riley County Fire departments responded to the apartment complex in the 300 block of North Noble Street at about 3:20 a.m. Riley County Fire Chief Pat Collins

  • Editorials | June 19, 2014

    Tuition increases add to students’ load

    It’s tough to spin a 5.2-percent tuition increase as “restrained,” but that’s what Fred Logan, a Leawood attorney who is chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents, did on Wednesday. He said that the tuition increases the Regents approved are the lowest for

  • Letters | June 19, 2014

    Thanks, Manhattan, ‘for the best year of my life’

    To the Editor: I am an exchange student from a city on the coast of Spain. The first thing everyone asks me when I tell them I am from Europe is, “Why did you come here?” I never really knew the answer to this question,

  • Letters | June 19, 2014

    When I’m home, I will miss America’s wonderful people

    To the Editor: My name is Andy Grenier; I’m an AFS exchange student from France. I have lived for 10 months in Manhattan. I lived with the Levin family for the first six months of my stay in this amazing country, and I have finished

  • Local |Business | June 19, 2014

    Manhattan woman big bingo winner

    Bingo winner.phatch

    Kim Wishard of Manhattan on Wednesday won the grand prize in The Mercury’s first-ever bingo game. She completed her bingo card for a “blackout” and a prize of $500 with winning number N-39. Wishard, a retiree who moved to the area just a year and

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 19, 2014

    Cybersecurity center earns recognition

    Kansas State University’s cybersecurity center is receiving national recognition for its dedication to cutting-edge research. The university’s Center for Information and Systems Assurance has been redesignated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research. The designation is from

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