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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 06, 2015

    Dreiling: to fix GOP primary, add bracket-style competition

    Dave Dreiling thinks he can fix national politics. Or at least, he has a nifty idea. “To start with, they ought to change the format of the Republican presidential primary,” said the owner GTM Sportswear. “Make it like the NCAA basketball tournament. If that bracket

  • Local |Business | August 06, 2015

    Manhattan July sales tax receipts mostly flat

    Manhattan’s sales tax revenue for July is on par with the total from the same month last year, according to a report Thursday from the city. July sales tax collections, which reflect the previous month’s sales, totaled $895,315, down about 1 percent from the July 2014

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | August 06, 2015

    City names interim attorney after Bill Raymond’s departure

    Bill Raymond, the city attorney for Manhattan, is no longer employed by the city. Deputy City Manager Jason Hilgers said that Raymond’s employment with the city ended on Tuesday. Hilgers declined additional comment because it is a personnel matter. On Thursday morning, Raymond’s

  • Local | August 05, 2015

    Officials: K-State lab cleared of all violations

    Patroberts.mercury

    K-State officials say the university’s Biosecurity Research Institute has been cleared of all violations detailed in a USA Today article published Wednesday. The newspaper story, based on inspection documents obtained by USA Today, says the university “secretly faced federal sanctions” last year following a

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 05, 2015

    City votes to raise budget 2.926 mills

    Commissioners approved Manhattan’s 2016 budget on Tuesday. The 2016 budget is $138.09 million, about $3.96 million higher than 2015, for an increase of 2.95 percent. The published 2016 mill levy is 46.889 mills, an increase of 2.926 mills from 2015. A mill is $1 in taxes for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value. The new

  • Local |Business | August 05, 2015

    Coalition aims to improve access to healthy, local food

    SALINA — The Flint Hills Wellness Coalition is working to improve access to healthy food options for Riley County residents. Coalition leaders expanded their knowledge of community food system assessment at a Healthy Foods Summit that took place Tuesday in Salina — the first step toward the

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 05, 2015

    City approves artificial turf upgrades at Anneberg Park

    City commissioners on Tuesday approved plans to install artificial turf on one soccer field at Frank Anneberg Park. The project, expected to cost about $2.7 million, will also install artificial turf on four softball infields and replace field lights at the Twin Oaks complex and soccer

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 05, 2015

    Woman reports mysterious search

    A woman in Pottawatomie County reported that she was pulled over early Tuesday morning by a man impersonating a police officer. According to a release by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department, the victim said she was driving east on Highway 24 at about 2:45 a.m.

  • Local |Business | August 04, 2015

    Despite legal questions, Uber likely here to stay

    Uber.mercury

    People wanted Uber in Manhattan, and the ride-hailing service is likely to be in the city for the foreseeable future. Kenny Tsai, the general manager of Uber Kansas, said before the service officially came to Kansas in April, many were asking for it. He said

  • Local |Business | August 04, 2015

    Board to mull budget increase

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider publishing its budget that would increase taxes more than 10 percent. The matter is scheduled to come before the board at a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. Under a recommendation from Lew Faust, business services

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