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  • Local |Education | March 05, 2015

    Board OKs election to raise tax authority

    Manhattan-Ogden school board members Wednesday gave preliminary approval to asking voters to give USD 383 more taxing power. The school board voted unanimously to hold a mail-in election to ask voters to raise USD 383’s local option budget taxing authority from 30 percent to 33 percent, but the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 05, 2015

    Soldier in child sex case appears in court

    Graphic videos and images were shown in Geary County District Court on Wednesday during a preliminary hearing for a Fort Riley soldier accused of having sex with a child. Staff Sgt. James Henning, who was 40 at the time of the alleged incidents, faces 11 felony charges

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 05, 2015

    Hurtig, Tinker voted KSU president, VP

    Andy Hurtig and Joe Tinker have been elected as K-State’s student body president and vice president for the 2015-16 academic year. The Kansas State Student Governing Association announced the results on Wednesday. Hurtig as president and Tinker as vice president had 1,709 votes, or 76.02 percent

  • Local |Education | March 05, 2015

    District to nix associate superintendent position after Seymour’s retirement

    USD 383 will eliminate its associate superintendent position when Robert Seymour retires at the end of the school year. Instead, the district will add an assistant superintendent position, which will come with a lower salary than Seymour earned as associate superintendent. The change is in an

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | March 05, 2015

    Senate committee recommends $3.1M in cuts to K-State

    A Senate committee on Wednesday recommended cutting funding for for Kansas and Kansas State universities, while increasing allocations to other institutions. The Education Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means issued a recommendation to cut $3.1 million from K-State’s budget over the next

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 05, 2015

    Commission approves mapping contract

    Riley County will soon have updated mapping data after commissioners approved a new contract at their meeting on Thursday. The data will come from an airplane equipped with LiDAR — which stands for Light Detection And Ranging — technology. The process involves a remote-sensing method that will

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 05, 2015

    Researchers monitor for next novel influenza strain

    As seasonal influenza cases decrease across the United States, Kansas State University researchers are preparing for the next potential virulent strain of flu. The work is starting with swine in the field. Juergen Richt, Regents distinguished professor of veterinary medicine and director of the U.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 04, 2015

    DHS bill includes last piece of federal funding


    Construction on Manhattan’s planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility could begin this summer after Congress passed a funding bill Tuesday appropriating the last $300 million needed for the project. “It’s nice to get the funding wrapped up,” said Ron Trewyn, Kansas State University’s

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | March 04, 2015

    Schulz cuts Global Food

    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz announced nearly $3.1 million in cuts to the school’s Global Food Systems initiative and its Biosecurity Research Institute on Wednesday. The cuts come after Gov. Sam Brownback’s Feb. 5 announcement that he would be cutting higher education across the

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 04, 2015

    City Commission members support allowing signs to stay

    The Manhattan City Commission is likely to remove a five-year grace period to fix nonconforming signs for at least some and possibly all businesses. The sign regulations the commission passed in December include a clause that all lawfully existing permanent signs must be brought into

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