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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 14, 2015

    Council helping apply for grant

    The Flint Hills Regional Council is helping the Kansas Department of Agriculture prepare the Wildcat Creek Resiliency Fund grant application, council executive director Gary Stith told Riley County commissioners Monday. The application is due Oct. 27. If obtained, the grant money will go toward flood mitigation

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 14, 2015

    Report: Eco-devo jobs fell in 2014

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss on Tuesday the 2014 economic development report. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The report covers companies receiving money from the 1994 half-cent citywide sales tax, the 2002 half-cent Riley County “Roads and Jobs” sales tax, and the 2012 renewal

  • Local |Business | September 13, 2015

    Artisans, vendors take center stage on Moro Street

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    K-State senior Kenzie Wade eats bugs all the time. She spent Saturday afternoon at the Aggieville Mini Maker Faire spreading the word about their nutritional value. Wade was one of roughly forty artisans, vendors and organizations showing off their projects, which ranged from paint-your-own pottery

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | September 13, 2015

    Professors: Trump’s immigration plan mostly impractical

    Donald Trump has called Mexican immigrants “criminals” and “rapists.” He has insisted that a wall be built along every inch of a border that stretches nearly 2,000 miles — and demanded that Mexico pay for it. And he’s vowed, at the top of his lungs, that

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 13, 2015

    Police make 2nd arrest in robberies near campus

    Police have made another arrest related to a series of robberies earlier this month that caused officials to lock down the Kansas State University campus, but they’re asking for helping locating two other suspects. Riley County Police Department officers arrested Johnathon Ryan Elliott, 20, Manhattan,

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 13, 2015

    As they begin their 4th years, vet students put studies into practice

    The acceptance letter is just the beginning for students entering the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. They must endure three years of intense class work and study. The students who succeed — 112 this year — enter their fourth year, the clinical year, where they finally

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 13, 2015

    Fort Riley teen dies from gunshot wound

    A teenager died Friday evening at Fort Riley from a gunshot wound. A news release Saturday from the Fort Riley public affairs team described the victim as a family member of a Fort Riley soldier but didn’t reveal the victim’s name, age or

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 13, 2015

    K-State peer mentor program gets started

    The College of Business Administration’s Peer Mentor Program has matched 54 new business students with 47 peer mentors, who are returning student leaders in the college. The program is part of Professional Advantage and is in its second year. The goal of the Peer Mentor Program

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 11, 2015

    Former K-State star Joe Hall recalls growing up in Los Angeles

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    Seeing “Straight Outta Compton” was a full-circle moment for Joe Hall. The standout former Kansas State running back, a native of Compton, California, went to see the film in Manhattan on its opening day. He brought his mom, who happened to be visiting at the

  • Local |Fort Riley | September 11, 2015

    Fort Riley honors victims of 9/11, War on Terror

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    FORT RILEY — Fourteen years after the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans, soldiers and their families gathered to honor the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and the U.S. Army’s efforts to fight terrorism in the years since. Standing in front of a memorial built

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