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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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