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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 03, 2015

    Officials still waiting on autopsy in death of 25-year-old inmate

    The cause of death of an inmate in the Pottawatomie County Jail last Wednesday remained undisclosed early this week, pending a final autopsy report. Mark Malick, special agent in charge with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, said the investigation into the death is ongoing and

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 03, 2015

    Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama with $300M for NBAF

    WASHINGTON — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. The bill includes the final $300 million for the construction of the National Bio-

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | March 03, 2015

    Board to decide on mail-in ballot issue

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider asking voters to give USD 383 more taxing authority at its next meeting. Board members are scheduled to vote on a resolution allowing the mail-in ballot at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | March 03, 2015

    Expert: American consumers have distrust of ‘Big Food’


    As Charlie Arnot sees it, “Big Food” doesn’t have a science problem, it has a social one. “The consequences for a bad actor don’t accrue just for the bad actor, they accrue to the entire sector,” Arnot said. “We have a collective opportunity

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 03, 2015

    Comprehensive plan nears adoption

    The Manhattan area’s updated comprehensive plan is going through the adoption phase after more than a year of work. The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board and the Riley County Planning Board both unanimously passed adopting the Manhattan Area 2035 plan during a joint meeting Monday

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | March 03, 2015

    Koch gives $2.6M to Kansas State for diversity

    Wichita-based Koch Industries, one of the largest private companies in America, has announced a gift of $2,635,000 to Kansas State University. The gift will benefit many areas of the university and campus-wide programs, with the majority of the funds supporting diversity initiatives, and research and creative

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 03, 2015

    Kanasas Regents on ‘10 worst’ list for free speech

    A nonprofit educational foundation on Monday named the Kansas Board of Regents one of the 10 worst entities for free speech in 2014. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) deemed the KBOR a threat to free speech, citing the enactment of a policy on social

  • Local |Business | March 02, 2015

    Donors pledge $750K to Discovery Center

    The biggest donation to date for the Flint Hills Discovery Center is coming Tuesday to the Manhattan City Commission for final approval. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Currently anonymous donors are pledging $750,000 for the naming rights of the center’s Tides

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 02, 2015

    Man denied diversion in death of bicyclist

    A Rossville man accused of causing the death of a Manhattan bicyclist after hitting him with a car in June was denied diversion because of his criminal history. Derik Kesler, 33, appeared with counsel, Tom Lemon, Topeka, in Riley County District Court on Monday morning for

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | March 02, 2015

    After surviving Friday the 13th accident, store owner now thinks he’s pretty lucky


    Growing up, Rusty Schroll’s life revolved around sports. He played baseball and basketball. He lifted weights. He parlayed a passion for football and baseball cards into his first job, at a trading card store. “I enjoyed trying to build up an impressive collection, but

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