Area legislators were reminded their votes in Topeka affect more than just the state’s budget at the Riley County Legislative Conference on Thursday. State funding — or the lack thereof — was the focus of discussion among Riley County commissioners, department heads and three legislators. “We
A jury found a Leonardville man who stabbed a pest exterminator to death in 2008 guilty of reckless second-degree murder. Howard Barrett, 58, stood trial in Riley County District Court this week, six years after the killing of Thomas James, 48, in February of that year. Barrett has
As Gov. Sam Brownback held onto his office in Tuesday’s election, he also eked out a narrow victory among local schoolchildren. USD 383 students cast their ballots in the Kids Voting Kansas event earlier this week. It’s sponsored by the school district and the
A local minister said the same-sex marriage benefits battle is ongoing even if Kansas’ constitutional ban is lifted. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction that will stop the state from enforcing its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage starting at 5 p.m.
Long-term ecological research at Kansas State University’s Konza Prairie Biological Station will continue for another six years with a $6.76 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation. The NSF Long-Term Ecological Research, or LTER, program is a research and education program focused on the
Members of the public can voice their opinions to Riley County commissioners on a proposed Public Building Commission next week. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the lecture hall at the Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters, 2000 Denison Ave. During the meeting, no actions
Booking an an area school for outside events will cost slightly more starting next month. The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved on Wednesday an increase in facility use fees for non-school youth activities and community events. The board also approved the purchase of new equipment
Q: Why was Jim Sherow allowed to run for office as a K-State employee when Bill Snyder wasn’t allowed to endorse Pat Roberts? A: Technically, policy didn’t stop Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder from appearing in a campaign advertisement for U.
Area legislators are focused on Kansas revenues after Gov. Sam Brownback was reelected to a second term Tuesday night. Rep. Tom Phillips, (R-Manhattan), who was unopposed in his re-election bid, said he was confident in Brownback’s chances for reelection, despite a close race against
The leader of a local gay-rights group was pleased with a federal judge’s ruling on Tuesday that paves the way for same-sex marriage in Kansas, but said there’s still work to be done. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction
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