Kansas public colleges, including Kansas State University, are supporting the governor’s flat funding for their schools for the 2016-17 academic year. K-State president Kirk Schulz testified before the Kansas Senate Education Subcommittee Thursday morning, updating the committee on the university and stated his own
Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz on Thursday defended the university’s handling of a recent open records request that redacted most of the information being sought. The university redacted nearly all 11 pages of emails between Kansas budget director Shawn Sullivan and Kent Glasscock, the
A Kite’s Bar and Grill case is the inspiration for a new House bill making it clear that bars have to receive written notice at the time of a liquor law violation in order for prosecution to proceed. House Bill 2088, which passed Tuesday in
Junction City police on Wednesday arrested one of the victims in a Sunday shooting. Jackie Oliver, 42, Junction City, was arrested on the charge of aggravated battery in connection with a shooting incident on Sunday at 805 Grant Ave. He is currently confined on a $25,000 bond at
A man approached two 12-year-old students between 2:50 and 3 p.m. on Tuesday as they were taking items to the recycling trailer at St. George Elementary School. One of the students believes the man had questionable contact with him inside the trailer and may have been
Fort Riley soon will require criminal background checks for visitors who don’t have military ID cards. Beginning April 1, people without official Department of Defense identification cards will need temporary visitor passes or long-term access badges to enter the Army post. But to receive passes
The city will have a harder time maintaining a flat mill levy due to slowed growth of other revenues streams, according to finance director Bernie Hayen’s comments Tuesday to the Manhattan City Commission. The work session was used to help prepare for the 2016 budget
USD 383 special education programs could face large cuts for next year as the district prepares to trim its budget between $2 million and $4.3 million. Based on a three-tier recommendation, the district could choose to cut special education by $461,000, $726,000 or $979,000 or make larger cuts elsewhere. The
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Flint Hills Discovery Center is providing an up-close look at the mating rituals of prairie chickens. A new exhibit, “Save the Last Dance: A Prairie Ballet” opens Saturday and will be open until May 17. It features photographs
The Kansas Department of Labor is investigating the death of a Manhattan city worker after a dirt trench collapsed on him on Friday. William Wiske, 30, of Wamego, died from the injuries he received after he was buried up to his waist in dirt and mud.
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