Thursday, July 28, 2016

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  • Local |Government & Politics | July 21, 2016

    District chooses 5 planning proposals

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday whittled down the number of long-range planning proposals it is considering from eight to five. The board had a special meeting July 13 to read the eight proposals and Eric Reid, assistant superintendent, gauged the school board members’ responses to

  • Local |Public Health |Kansas State University | July 21, 2016

    K-State pushes forward on Zika virus amid reports of domestic case


    K-State is pushing forward with Zika virus research as the United States deals with what could be its first homegrown case. To this point, infections reported in the U.S. have been based on travel to other countries, but this week, Florida health officials are

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 20, 2016

    City OKs LGBT protection ordinance

    The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is on track to receive discrimination protections beginning this fall. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously passed the first reading Tuesday of an amended anti-discrimination ordinance to provide protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. These

  • Local |Business | July 20, 2016

    Cross-country race makes midway pit stop in Manhattan


    A caravan of 19 solar-powered cars made a pit stop in Manhattan on Wednesday to soak up some rays. The Solar Car Challenge, a science and engineering competition featuring about 400 students and teachers, stopped in Manhattan’s Blue Earth Plaza for a rest day during a

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 20, 2016

    Panel approves 3 judge candidates

    A nominating commission has submitted the names of three candidates for 21st Judicial District court judge to Gov. Sam Brownback, the Office of Judicial Administration announced Tuesday. Brownback will have 60 days to decide who will fill the vacancy left by Judge David Stutzman, who stepped

  • Local | July 20, 2016

    Heat index expected to hit 109 degrees this weekend

    A combination of hot days and steamy nights will produce a heat wave over the central plains region this week. Forecasts for northeast Kansas are predicting high daytime temperatures of around 102 Thursday through Saturday with predicted heat index readings hovering between 108 and 109. An excessive heat

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 20, 2016

    Commission approves Phase II of parks study

    The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved Tuesday moving forward with Phase II of the Parks and Recreation Facility Feasibility Study. The city’s contract with Bruce McMillan Architects for Phase II will be up to $145,765. The second phase will include detailed schematics, revenue and cost

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 19, 2016

    Preliminary hearing set for local developer

    A preliminary hearing was set for a Manhattan developer facing four counts of unlawful sexual relations with a Riley County High School student. Zac Burton, 38, will appear in Riley County District Court on Sept. 9 where a judge will determine if there’s enough evidence against

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | July 19, 2016

    Officers discuss non-lethal training

    The Riley County Police Department responded to 57,000 calls for service in 2015, with 75 cases resulting in use of force, Lt. Greg Steere told the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday. “It’s something we track very seriously, but it’s a relatively rare occurrence

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | July 19, 2016

    Who’s the dog tending the university’s flock?


    Q: There is a large dog at K-State’s Sheep and Meat Goat Center, 2117 Denison Ave., taking care of the animals. What do you know about him and his job? When I ride my bike by there the dog moves the sheep and goats away

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