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  • Local |Government, Politics | May 13, 2014

    County to pay medical bills for man injured in chase

    Riley County commissioners on Monday agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit over an unpaid medical bill for a man who was injured following a police chase. The suit, brought by the board of Stormont-Vail Healthcare Inc. of Topeka, concerned care for Jason Fisher of

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 12, 2014

    Benefit districts on city agenda

    The city on Tuesday will continue work on updating its benefit district policy. This discussion item is the only topic on the agenda of a work session at 5 p.m. No action will be taken at the meeting. The city has used benefit districts to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business |Kansas State University | May 12, 2014

    Court reverses ruling on firing

    The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed and remanded a Riley County District Court ruling that dismissed a former Kansas State University employee’s lawsuit for retaliatory discharge. In an opinion released May 2, the Court of Appeals ruled that the case concerning the claim of

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 12, 2014

    Commissioners recognize small businesses

    Riley County commissioners on Monday endorsed a proclamation declaring this Small Business Week. Trent Armbrust, who represented the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s economic development division, said small businesses have aided in the Little Apple’s growth. “A lot of times when we think

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 12, 2014

    Winners named in exhibition

    Lauren Nutt, a senior in apparel and textiles from Wichita, won the Best in Show award at the recent Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design Student Symposium Showcase of Excellence on Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus. Winners of the juried exhibit and runway show were

  • Local |Education | May 11, 2014

    Confusion, controversy surround new standards

    A source of confusion and political debate, the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten through 12th graders might pose questions for some or be controversial for others. The Common Core standards are an attempt to have a national set of goals and corresponding tests for

  • Local | May 11, 2014

    A story behind every shiny fender at Yard Art car show

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    Classic cars and trucks in the 24th-annual Yard Art Classics Car Club show gleamed in City Park on Saturday with shining, exuberant-looking paint and chrome.  There were 121 vehicles at the park that dated back to Henry Ford’s Model T’s, and many of

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    How one housing trend is affecting the local market

    Message for potential home-buyers in Manhattan and surrounding communities: Don’t panic! Why is such a startling reassurance necessary? Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors released a study about the rise of cash purchases in the residential real estate market — and the numbers

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 11, 2014

    RCPD tests cameras

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    The Riley County Police Department has some new toys to play with. Police last week began testing four TASER AXON Flex on-officer cameras that will allow for video recording in certain situations. The cameras are meant to be used “during (an officer’s) investigation when

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 11, 2014

    Burg named VP for research at KSU

    K-State has named bioengineering expert Karen Burg the university’s new vice president for research. Burg, who has served as interim vice provost and Dean of the graduate school at Clemson University since 2011, will take the post Aug. 3. President Kirk Schulz called Burg “a transformative

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