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  • 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

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2014

    21st Judicial District judges retained by voters

    All three judges in the 21st Judicial District, which covers Clay and Riley counties, were retained Tuesday. Judges David Stuzman and Meryl Wilson both were retained by wide margins. The district’s third judge, John Bosch faced more opposition at the polls but was retained

  • Local | November 05, 2014

    Activities planned for Veterans Day

    A number of activities will take place in Manhattan next Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. • The day begins at 7 a.m. with a breakfast at the American Legion, 114 McCall Road in Manhattan. The breakfast is hosted by the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition and

  • Local |Business | November 05, 2014

    Adventurer to visit Manhattan

    On Nov. 15, The Pathfinder in Downtown Manhattan will host athlete, author, speaker and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be at The Pathfinder, 304 Poyntz Ave. at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged

  • Local |Business | November 05, 2014

    Rock Springs events include run, jog, walk

    The 7th annual Rock Springs Turkey Trot, Fun Walk and Gobble Jog are planned for Saturday, Nov. 15, at Rock Springs 4-H Center, located just south of Junction City.  All ages of runners, joggers or walkers are welcome to participate. The 5K Turkey Trot begins

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