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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 20, 2014

    KSU employee’s suit allowed to go forward

    A former Kansas State University employee can move forward with a racial discrimination lawsuit against the university, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week. Edwin Asebedo, a Hispanic man, alleged that his supervisor and former co-workers in KSU’s Central Mail Services Department

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 20, 2014

    Huelskamp threatens to sue Douglas County DA over ticket lottery

    Apparently U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has decided on the old axiom that all publicity is good publicity. The 1st District congressman got hooked earlier this week, when he announced a lottery to give away NCAA tournament basketball tickets — to a winner who had qualified

  • Local | March 20, 2014

    Wichita woman wins Huelskamp drawing

    Laurie Gregory of Wichita was the lucky winner of four tickets to the NCAA tournament this weekend in St. Louis, courtesy of a drawing from U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp’s office. According to a press release from Huelskamp’s office, Gregory is a Shockers

  • Local |Business | March 19, 2014

    Magazine names Kite’s among top college bars in nation

    Business Insider magazine has named Kite’s Bar and Grill as one of the 31 best college bars in the United States. Rusty Wilson, owner of Kite’s, said this is the most prestigious award the bar has won, although Kite’s previously has received recognition

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 19, 2014

    McKenith pleads guilty to murder


    A Manhattan temporary resident accused of helping kill 68-year-old John Burroughs Jr. in September 2013 pleaded no contest on Wednesday. James McKenith, 33, was found guilty by Judge Meryl Wilson of first-degree murder after his plea in Riley County District Court. McKenith, along with his mother, Christina

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 19, 2014

    Residence hall at K-State Salina gets proper name

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    SALINA — The building known only as Residence Hall for the last 20 years at Kansas State University Salina now has a proper name: Schilling Hall. The change comes after several students expressed their confusion over the literally named Residence Hall, saying an actual name would make

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 18, 2014

    Huelskamp backs off ticket lottery in face of legal concerns


    U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., had a last-minute change of heart Tuesday regarding a ticket lottery that brought up concerns about its legality. An email sent by Huelskamp’s campaign on Monday announced a drawing to win four tickets for the NCAA men’s

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | March 18, 2014

    Developer takes issue with Excel statements

    WESTMORELAND — A partner in REES Development took issue with statements by Pottawatomie County officials a newspaper article last week regarding proposed improvements to Excel Road north of U.S. Highway 24 east of Manhattan. In a March 13 letter to county commissioners, Robert Riat of rural Wamego

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 18, 2014

    Hawk says he didn’t support RCPD bill

    Sen. Tom Hawk said Tuesday morning he did not support the Kansas Senate bill that aims to make the Riley County Police Department director’s job an elected position — but he did say he believed the bill should be debated. Hawk, a Manhattan Democrat who

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 18, 2014

    Officers, residents: Don’t make RCPD director an elected post


    Residents, police officers and law board members made it plain Monday evening that they want keep the director of the Riley County Police Department appointed — not elected. The support at a law board budget hearing was a loud response to a bill in the Kansas

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