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News - I Wonder

  • 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

  • I Wonder | June 07, 2013

    What is this company that sponsors soccer teams?


    Q. My three grandchildren are all playing soccer this year. I noticed that all of the micro-soccer teams have been sponsored this year by an organization called Cool Care Club. What is this? What’s its connection to soccer and to our community?

  • I Wonder | June 04, 2013

    What’s that tower that looks sort of like a bottle brush?


    Q: Two questions: (1) I wonder what that strange tower is behind the Pebblebrook Apartments off Anderson Avenue? It looks like a very tall bottle brush. Cell phone tower disguised as a tree? (2) I wonder what is being built just south of the high school? A

  • I Wonder | May 28, 2013

    Concealed gun applications up here, too

    Q: A record number of concealed-handgun permits have been applied for since the first of the year. I wonder how many of those applications have been received from persons in Riley County? In Manhattan?

  • I Wonder | May 21, 2013

    Do local schools have safe rooms?

    Q: Do any Manhattan schools have storm shelters or safe rooms? If not, why not?

  • I Wonder | May 10, 2013

    Why does the city sweep dry?

    Q. Why doesn’t the city of Manhattan use water in the street sweepers instead of blowing all the dust and pollen into the air for everyone to breathe?

  • I Wonder | April 23, 2013

    How have property taxes changed over the decade?


    Q: Given all the complaints about how high our property taxes are, I have not seen any real information on how much they have increased in the last, say, 10 years, nor how they stack up compared to equivalent cities around the state. Could you tell

  • I Wonder | April 16, 2013

    What’s going in at St. Joseph’s?

    Q: What’s going to happen where the St. Joseph’s nursing home used to be?

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