Q: Why did Manhattan officials request 1,000 sandbags from the Army Corps of Engineers earlier this week? Compared to the 43,000 sent to the Blue River Basin, it doesn’t seem like the 1,000 will help us out all that much if flooding actually occurs. Also, what will
I have run stairs at K-State’s Memorial Stadium in the past for exercise, and last year they filled in nearly all the seating on the west side for landscaping. Now it looks like they’re starting to do something on the east side bleachers.
Q: Do demolition permits expire? On October 2, 2012, on a vote of 3-1, the Manhattan City Commission approved a demolition permit requested by the property owner of 1446 Laramie St., but the property has yet to be demolished. If the permit has expired, does the
Is the Riley County Police Department violating its shooting range lease when it holds training sessions with other agencies? I’m not a lawyer or a judge, so I have no idea if the Riley County Police Department is violating its lease with James Seymour
Q: Why are Riley County commissioners and clerk Rich Vargo opposed to moving local elections from spring to fall? A: Haven’t you looked at a calendar? November elections are smack-dab in the middle of college football season. They figure voters are paying more attention
Q: Can the Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration use federal money to add more air service from Manhattan Regional Airport? A: Sorry, but no. Our new transit agency is stuck squarely on the ground. The RTA is up and running with considerable federal dollars (approximately $2.7
Q: Is there any law against voting while intoxicated? A: What, do you need a few cocktails to make it through the candidate forums? Do discussions of mill levies and local option budgets go down easier with a coupla cold ones? Gotta get sloshed to
Q: Our neighbor’s dog makes a mess on the street and sometimes on our property, and the neighbor won’t watch the pet or clean up what’s left behind. Is there anything I can do about it? A: Yes… call the cops! That
Q: Why did Bruce Weber run off Marcus Foster from the basketball team? A: Yeah, that’s the question, isn’t it? There’s been no explanation, but there are clues that point to drugs. Foster was the leading scorer on the team the past
Q: I have been told that ethanol in gasoline is bad for small engines like lawn mowers, chainsaws and trimmers. Where can a person purchase gasoline without ethanol? A: Well, if we take your actual question first, ethanol-free gasoline is available lots of places. At
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