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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 28, 2014

    All journalism majors now will need laptops

    Adopting a trend growing at journalism schools across the country, new journalism and mass communications majors at Kansas State University will now need a personal laptop computer - and they must bring it to class. The new technology policy of the university’s A.Q.

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 28, 2014

    Best advice: Protect pets year-round

    While it may not feel like spring yet, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your pets from spring pests, particularly mosquitoes, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor of the university’s Veterinary Health Center, says mosquitoes carry

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | March 28, 2014

    Largest stringed instrument on stage for K-State show

    The world’s largest stringed instrument is coming to Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium stage — and beyond — for “Earth Harp Meets Oud” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, as part of the McCain Performance Series. Invented by installation artist and musician William Close, the earth

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 27, 2014

    Purple Masque to celebrate relocation at KSU open house

    A Kansas State University tradition is joining the modern world. The Purple Masque Theatre’s update and relocation will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the K-State Alumni Center’s Johnson Terrace as part of the All-University Open House. The Purple Masque Theatre

  • Local |Education | March 27, 2014

    Funding bill could mean tax reduction

    Manhattan-Ogden school district residents could see a slight decrease in taxes if a Kansas House bill allocates $386,208 in state aid. Lew Faust, director of business services for USD 383, gave the school board an update about the recent Gannon decision from the Kansas Supreme Court that

  • Local | March 27, 2014

    Tiger dies at Sunset Zoo

    Bob amur tiger.phatch

    Sunset Zoo bid farewell Wednedsay to Bob Jr., an 18-year-old male Amur tiger. Bob was euthanized after receiving treatment for chronic kidney and arthritis problems over the last several years. The tiger had been under close veterinary observation, showing symptoms of renal (kidney) failure and

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 27, 2014

    Fehr: NBAF, airport expansion set to move ahead as planned

    The Riley County Commission heard from Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr about updates on on construction projects — including the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) and Manhattan Regional Airport. Fehr told the commission a recent trip to Washington, D.C., bolstered confidence NBAF construction

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 27, 2014

    Fehr: NBAF, airport expansion set to move ahead as planned

    The Riley County Commission heard from Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr about updates on on construction projects — including the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) and Manhattan Regional Airport. Fehr told the commission a recent trip to Washington, D.C., bolstered confidence NBAF construction

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 26, 2014

    Victims in collapse identified

    The Pottawatomie County Sherrif’s Department on Wednesday released the names of the two men who died Tuesday after a pair of communication towers collapsed near Blaine. The victims were Martin Powers, 38, of St. Charles, Mo., and Seth Garner, 25, of St. Peters, Mo. Powers died

  • Local |Business | March 26, 2014

    Matta: Tallgrass will attract businesses

    City commissioners expressed their support for Tallgrass Brewing Company’s expansion during their meeting Tuesday night. They also appeared ready to provide financial support for the company, which asked for $430,000 from the city in an economic development application. An official vote on the application will

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