Q: Why is it that by now nearly every other newspaper in the state has come out with their endorsements for state and national offices, but yet the Mercury waits until the weekend just prior to Election Day? A: Oh, jeez. We forgot! Thanks for
Q: Can you compare the jurisdictions of the Riley County Police Department and the Kansas State University Police Department? Do their jurisdictions ever overlap in any way? A: The areas each department covers are a bit more fluid than they may at first appear. Per
Q: Did The Color Run pay for the use of the K-State facilities? And did they pay the Riley County Police Department to sit in their cars and tell people the roads were closed?
Q: I am curious about what buildings and land are owned by the city and the county. Got addresses? A: Well, yes. That is, we have a list of properties owned by the city and county — almost 300 of them (Page A8), with some intriguing facts
Q: Will the huge new medical complex in Onaga take patients and business away from hospitals in Wamego and other towns in the region? Will they be forced to cut services or staff?
Q: If an ambulance is called but the injured person elects to not be transported, does the ambulance still charge a fee? What is included in the 911 emergency services fund that is paid for by taxpayers?
How can candidate Bryan Whitney run for the 1st District Congressional seat if he lives in Wichita? Isn’t Wichita in the 4th District?
Q: Did Manhattan city officials install manhole and water meter covers from companies in Wabash, Ind., to play off Kanas State athletics’ adoption of “The Wabash Cannonball?”
Q: There has been discussion recently about forming a watershed district in an attempt to stop flooding on Wildcat Creek. What exactly is a watershed district and how does it function? And what is the alternative if the district isn’t created?
Q: Is the city still planning to create some kind of a diamond thing at the intersection of Seth Child Road and Fort Riley Boulevard? If so, when will it happen and how long will construction slow up traffic?
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