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  • Local |Government & Politics | January 22, 2015

    In Lawrence speech, Obama reiterates need for child care, equal pay for women


    LAWRENCE — Thousands of people watched as President Barack Obama spoke about strengthening the middle class on Thursday during a speech on the University of Kansas campus. A sign that read “Middle Class Economics” appeared in the background as he spoke, a theme that Obama pushed

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | January 22, 2015

    MHS journalists get chance to cover speech with pros


    LAWRENCE — Two local teenagers were among the members of the press covering President Barack Obama’s speech at the University of Kansas Thursday. News editor Madeline Marshall and staff member Maya Minocha of The Mentor, Manhattan High School’s student newspaper, became the lucky students.

  • Local |Business | January 22, 2015

    District facing $2.75M shortfall

    A school official told the Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday that the district could receive less money from the state and increased health insurance costs in its next budget. USD 383 director of business services Lew Faust said Gov. Sam Brownback’s recent proposal to allocate

  • Local |Education | January 22, 2015

    3 incumbents file for USD 383 race

    Board members Dave Colburn and Darell Edie and president Leah Fliter announced Wednesday that they intend to run for the USD 383 school board to keep their seats. Board member Curt Herrman is also running along with newcomer Nick Dyer, a 2013 Manhattan High School graduate.

  • Local |Business | January 22, 2015

    Wamego-Manhattan bus route now open

    It just got a little easier to travel between Wamego and Manhattan. The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency, or aTa Bus, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation and Highland Community College-Wamego, started a bus route between the two towns on Tuesday, the Wamego

  • Local |Education | January 22, 2015

    Board approves first phase of preschool upgrades

    College Hill Preschool will be getting $174,769 in updates, including a secure entrance that administrators and the Manhattan-Ogden school board have been trying to get for more than a year. Board members unanimously approved a bid from Cheney Construction in Manhattan for the project. The measure

  • Local |Business | January 22, 2015

    County mortgage revenue down

    A Riley County official said county revenue for the first 21 days of 2015 is more than $3,000 below what it was for the same period in 2014 because of changes to state mortgage fees.  Debbie Regester, Riley County register of deeds, on Tuesday presented statistics on the subject

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 22, 2015

    K-State’s Schulz named leader of NCAA Board of Governors

    Kansas State President Kirk Schulz is the new chair of the NCAA Board of Governors, which is the highest-ranking committee for the organization. The board named Schulz as its newest leader last Friday during the 2015 NCAA Convention. Schulz will serve as chair until January 2017 and

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | January 21, 2015

    City to explore providing financial support to Colbert Hills

    The city will begin a study on how to provide financial support for Colbert Hills Golf Course after action by the Manhattan City Commission. The Colbert Hills Foundation, which owns and operates the K-State-affiliated golf course, requested financial assistance from the city on Tuesday through

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 21, 2015

    Carlin sponsors ‘revenge porn’ bill

    A local state representative is seeking to make “revenge porn” a crime in Kansas. Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, introduced House Bill 2062 to the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday. The measure would penalize the posting or dissemination of sexual images of other people — particularly one’s

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