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  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | May 22, 2015

    Proposal to freeze tuition scrapped

    Kansas higher education institutions could increase tuition for the next school year after legislators on Thursday ditched a proposal to freeze tuition rates as part of budget negotiations. House and Senate budget negotiations resulted in dropping the proposal, which was part of a budget deal

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

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

    Wonder1

    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

  • Local |Education | May 22, 2015

    After 46 years, teacher leaves Amanda Arnold for last time

    Teacher.phatch

    Second-grade teacher Elvera Bergsten called the end of her 46-year teaching career “bittersweet” on Friday. Bergsten taught her final class on Thursday at Amanda Arnold Elementary School, which is where she has taught since the school opened in 1985. Before coming to Amanda Arnold, Bergsten taught

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | May 22, 2015

    US 24 traffic study to use Bluetooth to track vehicles

    A proposed study will use Bluetooth technology to track vehicle traffic along U.S. 24. Officials discussed the plan Thursday during a review of options for an extension of Marlatt Avenue from Riley County into Pottawatomie County at the joint city, Riley County and Pottawatomie County

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 22, 2015

    Area officials discuss future road projects

    Transportation officials shared the potential impact of future road projects Thursday during the joint city, Riley County and Pottawatomie County meeting. The Flint Hills Transportation Plan is a 25-year infrastructure blueprint that’s expected to be adopted in December. The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 22, 2015

    Judge grants continuance in Fort Riley bomb plot case

    A U.S. District Court judge granted on Thursday a three-week continuance to the public defender representing a Topeka man accused of attempting to arm a car bomb near Fort Riley. John T. Booker Jr., 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury April 16 for one

  • Local |Briefs |Business | May 21, 2015

    Pawnee Mental names employee of the year

    April Zieber, customer service representative for Pawnee Mental Health Services was recently named the 2014 Pawnee Employee of the Year. Employees of the year demonstrate sustained perseverance and achievement of positive results, providing exemplary client services, going above and beyond in advocacy for individuals with mental

  • Local | May 21, 2015

    Weather delays pool openings

    Manhattan Parks and Recreation is delaying the opening of the city’s pools because of current water temperatures and the weekend weather forecast. City Park Pool and Northview Pool will open Monday instead of Saturday. CiCo Pool is scheduled to open May 30. The department will

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | May 21, 2015

    Regents waiting on Legislature before discussing tuition

    The Kansas Board of Regents is holding off discussing tuition or fee increases at Kansas State University or other public universities because of an unresolved proposal in the Legislature to freeze tuition for the next two years. At a Wednesday meeting, Regents Chair Kenny Wilk

  • Local |Education | May 21, 2015

    Board votes to raise book, materials fees

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board is a step closer to raising fees for student materials and textbooks next year. In a 6-1 vote Wednesday, the board approved on first reading a recommendation to raise fees for classroom materials and textbook rentals. The increases for textbooks at

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