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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 13, 2015

    Make your pet’s heart your focus on Valentine’s Day

    It’s estimated that this Valentine’s Day pet owners will spend about $703 million on gifts for their beloved dogs and cats, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. But a Kansas State University veterinarian says rather than giving your dog a heart-shaped

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | February 12, 2015

    K-State keeping LGBT policy

    After Gov. Sam Brownback removed a previous executive order giving legal protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender public employees from discrimination, the president of Kansas State University announced the school would be keeping the protections. K-State president Kirk Schulz wrote Wednesday that the university

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | February 12, 2015

    Schulz: KSU supports flat funding for public universities


    Kansas public colleges, including Kansas State University, are supporting the governor’s flat funding for their schools for the 2016-17 academic year. K-State president Kirk Schulz testified before the Kansas Senate Education Subcommittee Thursday morning, updating the committee on the university and stated his own

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 12, 2015

    Schulz defends handing of emails

    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz on Thursday defended the university’s handling of a recent open records request that redacted most of the information being sought. The university redacted nearly all 11 pages of emails between Kansas budget director Shawn Sullivan and Kent Glasscock, the

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | February 12, 2015

    Kite’s case inspires new bill on alcohol violations

    A Kite’s Bar and Grill case is the inspiration for a new House bill making it clear that bars have to receive written notice at the time of a liquor law violation in order for prosecution to proceed. House Bill 2088, which passed Tuesday in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 12, 2015

    Junction City police make arrest in shooting

    Junction City police on Wednesday arrested one of the victims in a Sunday shooting. Jackie Oliver, 42, Junction City, was arrested on the charge of aggravated battery in connection with a shooting incident on Sunday at 805 Grant Ave. He is currently confined on a $25,000 bond at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 12, 2015

    Information sought on man after incident

    A man approached two 12-year-old students between 2:50 and 3 p.m. on Tuesday as they were taking items to the recycling trailer at St. George Elementary School. One of the students believes the man had questionable contact with him inside the trailer and may have been

  • Local |Fort Riley | February 11, 2015

    Fort to limit visitor access

    Fort Riley soon will require criminal background checks for visitors who don’t have military ID cards. Beginning April 1, people without official Department of Defense identification cards will need temporary visitor passes or long-term access badges to enter the Army post. But to receive passes

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 11, 2015

    Flat revenue could put pressure on mill levy

    The city will have a harder time maintaining a flat mill levy due to slowed growth of other revenues streams, according to finance director Bernie Hayen’s comments Tuesday to the Manhattan City Commission. The work session was used to help prepare for the 2016 budget

  • Local |Education | February 11, 2015

    Special ed could face cuts

    USD 383 special education programs could face large cuts for next year as the district prepares to trim its budget between $2 million and $4.3 million. Based on a three-tier recommendation, the district could choose to cut special education by $461,000, $726,000 or $979,000 or make larger cuts elsewhere.  The

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