Manhattan’s 2014 sales tax figures are on par with 2012 and 2013 through the mid-year point. City finance director Bernie Hayen said the overall figures through July are flat compared with the same time period in 2012 and 2013. The overall 2014 sales tax receipts total about $6.13 million, which is 0.9
U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman told the Mercury on Thursday he’s trying to move beyond the labels of a two-party system to fix what’s ailing Congress. Orman, who lives in Olathe, is running as an Independent for the U.S. Senate seat
Why does the word “dog” have meaning? If you say “dog” to a friend, why does your friend understand you? Kansas State University philosopher Elliott Wagner aims to address these types of questions in his latest research, which focuses on long-standing philosophical questions about semantic
Kylie Hardman, a sophomore in human resource management at Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration, has been selected as a Cargill Global Scholar for the 2014 academic year. “This is a really fantastic opportunity that I hope to gain a lot from,” Hardman said. “
Associates from the Manhattan-headquartered food safety company AIB International announced this week that its goal is to become a $100 million company by its 100th year. The deadline would be 2019, since AIB, formerly the American Institute of Baking, has been in business since 1919. The announcement was
Heavy rains earlier this summer have put flood insurance in the spotlight in Riley County, and county commissioners are looking for assistance from elected officials. On Thursday morning, County Counselor Clancy Holeman announced the commission is in the process of planning a flood insurance work
Manhattan Regional Airport officials aren’t expecting a significant increase in customers after the cancellation of Chicago flights from Topeka. United Airlines’ twice-daily flights between Topeka and Chicago, which started Jan. 7, will end on Sept. 2 due to a lack of sales, airport officials announced Wednesday (
Society often benefits when tattling overcomes turning a blind eye, according to a Kansas State University business ethics professor. Diane Swanson, Edgerley family chair of distinction in business administration and professor of management, said although whistleblowers may be shunned and discredited, they can help corporations
The “dog days of summer” are here, but don’t let the phrase fool you. This hot time of year can be dangerous for your pup, says a Kansas State University veterinarian. “As it starts to get hot, the risk of heat exhaustion or death
What’s better than seeing great entertainers like Straight No Chaser, Wynton Marsalis, William Shatner, Garrison Keillor and more perform live? Pocketing some savings for doing so, which happens Sunday, July 27, at the McCain Performance Series’ Super Saver Sunday Single Ticket Sale at 2 p.m.
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