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  • I Wonder | July 23, 2013

    One campus project that’s not running out of steam


    Q: I wonder what they’re doing at K-State, digging up the steam tunnels on Claflin. Kinda looks like a game of hide-n-go-seek.

  • I Wonder | July 19, 2013

    The city’s ‘downtrodden’ areas


    Q: Why are there so many rundown houses in the downtown area? I’m talking specifically the area bordered by Laramie, 11th, Poyntz and Juliette. I’ve started taking morning walks and was curious how such valuable real estate could be so poorly maintained. Is

  • I Wonder | July 09, 2013

    How is the city of Manhattan spending $122 million a year?


    Q: In regard to the Manhattan city government budget, which I find almost unbelievable, what in the name of the Lords of Kobol is the city spending $122 million on? You know we are not a Metropolis. Without counting the K-State students we wouldn’t even

  • I Wonder | July 05, 2013

    Does Manhattan need 2 assistant city managers?


    Q: Why do we need two assistant city managers? Assistant City Manager Jason Hilgers’ primary responsibility has been the downtown redevelopment. Now that the downtown redevelopment is essentially complete, what is his primary responsibility now? What were Lauren Palmer’s responsibilities? Do we really need

  • I Wonder | July 04, 2013

    A pair of Stampede questions


    Q: Why is Country Stampede held in late June every year? Seems like it always rains, or is really hot, or both. Couldn’t they hold it at a better time, weather-wise?

  • I Wonder | July 03, 2013

    What the intersection cameras are watching for


    Q: What is the purpose of those cameras that have been mounted on the traffic signals at Bluemont and Juliette? I understand there may be some at other intersections too.

  • I Wonder | July 02, 2013

    What would happen if Superman actually did visit Kansas State?


    Q: In the movie “Man of Steel,” Clark Kent’s dad states: “I found that metal and took it to Kansas State University to have it analyzed. I was told it was not from this world.” Who did Superman see at KSU? Who met Superman?

  • I Wonder | June 25, 2013

    Is Kansas losing people to other states?


    Q: I heard Sam Brownback on TV the other day claiming that Kansas is losing population to Texas and Colorado. He contends that it’s because of the tax structure in Kansas. Is that true?

  • I Wonder | June 21, 2013

    Why isn’t poison hemlock considered a noxious weed?


    Q. Why isn’t the spread of the poison hemlock plant being controlled? It isn’t just a problem in the countryside, it’s also growing along Tuttle Creek Boulevard, and the Miller Ranch and Northview neighborhoods have stands of it. Poison hemlock spreads rapidly

  • I Wonder | June 13, 2013

    Why doesn’t athletics give K-State its extra money?


    Q: I see in The Mercury that the Big 12 will be sending $22 million to each of the eight continuing “schools” in the league. From that, one can assume that Kansas State University will receive $22 million, which the university could sure use to reduce student tuition

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