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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | November 06, 2014

    Konza Prairie gets $6.76 million grant

    Long-term ecological research at Kansas State University’s Konza Prairie Biological Station will continue for another six years with a $6.76 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation. The NSF Long-Term Ecological Research, or LTER, program is a research and education program focused on the

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 06, 2014

    Commission seeks input for public building panel

    Members of the public can voice their opinions to Riley County commissioners on a proposed Public Building Commission next week. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the lecture hall at the Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters, 2000 Denison Ave. During the meeting, no actions

  • Local |Education | November 06, 2014

    Board approves higher facility use fees

    Booking an an area school for outside events will cost slightly more starting next month. The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved on Wednesday an increase in facility use fees for non-school youth activities and community events. The board also approved the purchase of new equipment

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | November 06, 2014

    How was Sherow able to run for office as a K-State employee?

    Wonder1

    Q: Why was Jim Sherow allowed to run for office as a K-State employee when Bill Snyder wasn’t allowed to endorse Pat Roberts? A: Technically, policy didn’t stop Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder from appearing in a campaign advertisement for U.

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2014

    Area legislators looking at revenues as Brownback wins, GOP takes majority

    Area legislators are focused on Kansas revenues after Gov. Sam Brownback was reelected to a second term Tuesday night. Rep. Tom Phillips, (R-Manhattan), who was unopposed in his re-election bid, said he was confident in Brownback’s chances for reelection, despite a close race against

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2014

    Gay rights leader pleased with ruling

    The leader of a local gay-rights group was pleased with a federal judge’s ruling on Tuesday that paves the way for same-sex marriage in Kansas, but said there’s still work to be done. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2014

    Why don’t polls match ballots?

    Wonder1

    Q: Why did the Republicans —particularly Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts — do so much better than the pre-election polls indicated they would? A: Without asking thousands of voters, it’s impossible to know for sure, and I have some leaves I need to rake. So

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2014

    GOP’s Huelskamp wins re-election in Kansas 1st

    Sherow.phatch

    TOPEKA — Republican congressman Tim Huelskamp has won re-election in the sprawling 1st District of western and central Kansas despite angering some farmers. Huelskamp defeated Democrat Jim Sherow in Tuesday’s election. The Republican incumbent has become a tea party favorite and won his third term.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 05, 2014

    Barrett’s mental state subject of testimony

    Prosecution and defense witnesses disagreed about whether a man with schizophrenia on trial for second-degree murder was capable of intent when he allegedly stabbed a pest exterminator in 2008. Howard Barrett, 58, of Leonardville is undergoing a jury trial after being found competent as an October hearing.

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2014

    Auditorium work expected to start in February

    Manhattan’s Parks and Recreation offices and City Auditorium project are scheduled for an early 2015 construction start, according to city officials. The Manhattan City Commission received an update on the project’s timeline during its Tuesday meeting. In June, commissioners gave their support for moving

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