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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 28, 2014

    Teachers from Ecuador bond in KSU program

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    For the hundred or so English teachers from Ecuador currently at K-State, it’s almost mandatory to stick together. How else to make it through their time in America? Pedro Espinoza, project manager for K-State’s Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy, talked to a

  • Local | March 28, 2014

    Spring cleanup to begin Monday

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    Manhattan’s annual spring cleanup is scheduled next Monday through Thursday. Residents can take the opportunity to clean up their homes and yards, with free haul-away for most items on the area’s scheduled pickup day. City crews will pick up yard waste, limbs and

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 28, 2014

    Hunger Games, K-State style, during Ag Fest

    Teams of Kansas State University agriculture students competed in the Hunger Games Thursday night. But fortunately, they weren’t killing one another — as they might have been in the Hunger Games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, or the two recent movies starring Jennifer Lawrence. These

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 28, 2014

    Firecop: RCPD, MFD officials switch places

    A firefighter and a police officer will be swapping jobs Friday evening, and giving the public a play-by-play of their activities via Twitter. Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department will switch professions with Gregg VanDeCreek of the Manhattan Fire Department from 6 p.

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 28, 2014

    Swanson says he will not seek re-election

    State Rep. Vern Swanson, R-Clay Center, has announced he will not seek re-election in November. Swanson, elected in 2006, represents the 64th District, which started to include portions of Manhattan after redistricting occurred in 2012. K-State student Ben Wilson has filed with the Kansas Secretary of State

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 28, 2014

    Cause of collapse not yet released

    Officials have released no further information about the cause of the communications towers collapse that killed two contracted Union Pacific Railroad workers in Pottawatomie County earlier this week. Aaron Hunt, a spokesman for the railroad company, said in an email that the investigation is under

  • 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

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