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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 24, 2014

    Inmates’ mental health a concern

    One specific issue keeps Capt. Hank Nelson up at night. The commander of the Riley County Jail can’t get worries about mental health care for inmates out of his mind. “It bothers me a lot,” Nelson said Wednesday in an interview at the Riley

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | April 24, 2014

    Motives for bill don’t help

    Earlier this week, Rep. Sydney Carlin (D-Manhattan) suggested that the big drive behind Senate Bill 298 — an attempt to phase out mortgage registration fees over five years — was the result of the Kansas Bankers Association believing its members are victims of an unfair lending practice. Carlin

  • Local | April 24, 2014

    ‘World Book Night’ spreads reading around town


    Three hundred free books were given away Wednesday evening as the Manhattan Public Library joined in a celebration of World Book Night. Library public relations coordinator Danielle Schapaugh said library volunteers handing out the books at several locations in Manhattan gave away “Catcher in the

  • Local | April 24, 2014

    Discussion to focus on transgender issues

    The Flint Hills Human Rights Project will host a presentation and discussion on about issues transgender people face in society. The event is Thursday night, 7 to 9 p.m., and is free and open to the public. The meeting will be held at the Manhattan Fire

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 24, 2014

    Technology CEO Munson to share her story

    Kansas State University alum Michelle Munson is returning to her alma mater and native state to trace the journey that began on her family’s farm near Junction City and led her to become a computer industry entrepreneur. Munson will present “A Decade of Aspera:

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 24, 2014

    Chair created for director of Leadership Studies

    Mary Lynn and Warren Staley, Avon, Colo., have made a gift of more than $2.5 million to establish an endowed chair for the director of the School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University. Warren Staley earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 24, 2014

    Service animals can get eye exams

    The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University will participate in the American College of Veterinary Opthalmologists/StokesRx National Service Dog Eye Exam Event to screen service animals that dedicate their lives to serving the public. To qualify, animals must be currently working and certified

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 23, 2014

    Mother of shooting victim speaks about gun laws


    Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, was welcomed to the K-State Student Union ballroom by a standing-room audience of nearly a thousand people Tuesday night. In her first visit to Kansas, Fulton talked again about her slain son’s story – an event that has

  • Local | April 23, 2014

    ‘Empty Bowls’ filled

    The purchase of an empty bowl helped fill the bowls for a family in need. That was the goal of the Manhattan Empty Bowls Project, which was held Tuesday at Hibachi Hut. For $10 a bowl, attendees were able to get soup in ceramic bowls, which

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | April 23, 2014

    Job fair addresses needs of wounded and outgoing soldiers


    FORT RILEY — Crowds of wounded and outgoing soldiers filled Riley’s Conference Center Wednesday morning for the Hiring Heroes Career Fair. The event, now in its eighth year at the post, is put on by the Department of Defense’s solider outreach program. The plan

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