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  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 14, 2015

    Do police have a special tool to break vehicle windows?


    Q: Summer is winding down, but the danger of children or pets left in hot vehicles hasn’t gone away. Do police carry anything to help break windows? A: Yes, police will be able to break your car window in an emergency. Riley County Police

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | August 07, 2015

    Does Manhattan have an ordinance against public nudity?

    Q: I’ve heard a hullabaloo about some nudists in Topeka, where public nudity is apparently legal — what about Manhattan? Must I wear clothes whilst in public? A: Ah yes, Steven Herrold, the Topekan who enjoys hiking and biking in the buff, has raised quite

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | July 31, 2015

    Is something going on with Colbert Hills’ water bills?


    Q: Is something strange going on with the water bills at Colbert Hills? A: If you’re a golfer, your only worry about water out at Jim Colbert’s jewel is whether or not you might shank a brand new Titleist into a blue and

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | July 24, 2015

    What’s the best route to avoid road construction?

    Q: I live on the west side of town and work on the east side of town. With all the construction, I feel like I can’t get anywhere. How can I get across town, and when will all this be over? A: Have you

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | July 10, 2015

    What is the city’s official designation for Nutmeg?


    Q: There’s a street in Manhattan called Nutmeg near the intersection of Casement and Butterfield roads. Except apparently it’s not a street, drive, or a road, or anything, because the street sign just says “Nutmeg” and nothing else. Is that possible? Or is

  • I Wonder |Local | June 19, 2015

    Why did officials send 1,000 sandbags to Manhattan?

    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 Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | June 05, 2015

    What’s happening on Memorial Stadium’s east side?


    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.

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | June 02, 2015

    How long are demolition permits from the city valid?


    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

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 22, 2015

    Does hosting outside officers at range violate RCPD’s lease?


    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

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | May 08, 2015

    Why are county officials against moving local elections?

    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

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