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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 27, 2013

    RCPD reaching out to Manhattan’s Hispanic residents

    Police are reaching out to the local Hispanic community. With a relationship compromised by cultural differences, language barriers, racial and immigration issues, the Riley County Police Department is working to build stronger and more positive relationships with the 3,000-plus Hispanic residents in the area. 

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 27, 2013

    Professor’s book promotes freehand sketching

    When it comes to writing, Kansas State University’s Peter Magyar knows how to “draw” on success. The College of Architecture, Planning & Design professor has just released his eighth book — and his third this year — that, like most of his other books, focuses on

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 26, 2013

    Dozens turn out to learn how flood map will affect them

    Flood maps.phatch

    The changing floodplain has the public’s attention. A few dozen residents turned up at City Hall Wednesday to discuss the new proposed FEMA floodplain maps with city and county officials. More than 400 properties around Wildcat Creek were added into the high-risk area of the

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2013

    Local HR officials say Obamacare won’t make big difference

    Perhaps Obamacare won’t cause much of a fuss, after all. At least not locally. Some local HR directors say they aren’t expecting many changes as elements of the Affordable Care Act come to fruition. The Health Insurance Marketplace, an agency created by the

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 26, 2013

    Commission reconsiders PBC decision

    The Riley County Commission agreed Thursday to reconsider its earlier decision to eliminate a citizens advisory panel from the structure of the proposed Public Building Commission. But that decision does not necessarily mean that the citizens panel eventually will be part of the language. Commissioners

  • Local |Business | September 26, 2013

    Woman says Carmike fired her for anti-military comments

    It might all be a misunderstanding. Manhattan resident Megan May said Thursday she posted a Facebook rant earlier in the week out of anger — as a way to vent about life’s frustrating events. She was seeking consolation in the arms of virtual friends. Instead

  • Local | September 26, 2013

    How Pumpkin Patch craft show has grown over the last 40 years

    Four decades of fun and fund-raising have created plenty of memories. More are coming as Manhattan’s Pumpkin Patch craft show, which opens Friday, will feature around 150 vendors in three buildings — including Pottorf Hall at CiCo —but the event had far more humble beginnings. Kay

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 26, 2013

    KSU foundation elects officers

    Officers and members were elected at the Kansas State University Foundation board of trustees annual meeting in Manhattan on September 13. Twenty-one people were elected to serve four-year terms as trustees of the foundation. This election brings the total number of foundation trustees to 337. New officers

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 25, 2013

    Commission wrestles with rule changes related to new area floodplain map

    Do no harm; that seemed to be the attitude of city commissioners at a work session Tuesday night, as they discussed proposed changes to construction regulations that would be in line with new FEMA and community floodplains. Commissioners voiced concerns about the impact on existing

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 25, 2013

    Obamacare numbers lower than expected

    The furor over “Obamacare” turned into real numbers Wednesday as the federal government revealed premium figures that were “lower than originally projected.” As GOP legislators continue their attempts to defund the plan through a threatened government shutdown, the Department of Health and Human Services unveiled

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