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  • Local |Government & Politics | July 15, 2014

    More than 100 Republicans endorse Dem candidates

    More than 100 Republican politicians on Tuesday endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis and his running mate, Jill Docking. The group’s members, many of whom gathered in Topeka on Tuesday to announce the endorsement, include those who hold or have held offices at the local,

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 15, 2014

    KSU breaks ground on Salina bulk solids center

    After five years of discussions, planning and proposals, the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center is ready for construction following a groundbreaking ceremony on July 10. “The Bulk Solids Innovation Center is a prime example of how Kansas State University continues to move toward its

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | July 15, 2014

    Workshop focused on regional goals set

    Work will continue Wednesday on developing future growth goals of the Manhattan area. This will be the second round of workshops for Manhattan Area 2035, the community-based effort to update the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy. Project director Eric Cattell,

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 15, 2014

    Researchers discover ‘hands’ that help bacteria establish infection

    When it comes to infecting humans and animals, bacteria need a helping hand. Kansas State University biochemists have found the helping hand: groups of tiny protein loops on the surface of cells. These loops are similar to the fingers of a hand, and by observing

  • Local |Business | July 14, 2014

    As e-cigarettes become popular, questions about where and when to use them remain

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    You’d think it would be fairly simple to trace the impact of e-cigarettes in the Manhattan area. But you’d be wrong. These little smokeless nicotine dispensers have caused headaches for every organization that’s gone near them (medical agencies, governmental bodies, trade groups,

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 14, 2014

    KSU gets record donations for year

    Philanthropic gifts and commitments to Kansas State University set a record in the past 12 months, totaling $211 million. According to a K-State report, the figure for the fiscal year ending June 30 set a record in charitable giving in the 70-year history of the Kansas State University

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | July 14, 2014

    City to vote on funding for airport expansion

    The city commission will vote Tuesday on whether to accept Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funds for the next phase of the Manhattan Regional Airport passenger terminal project. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. When completed, the terminal building will grow from 12,500

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 14, 2014

    Man stabbed in traffic dispute

    A Manhattan man was stabbed in the arm early Saturday morning after a reported road rage incident led to a heated argument between him and an unknown woman in the 1100 block of North Third Street. Riley County police responded to the area at about 2:15 a.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 14, 2014

    Woman bites police officer

    Riley County police arrested a Clifton woman Saturday evening for a slew of offenses connected to a domestic battery report and for attempting to bite a law enforcement officer. Desiree Kane, 31, was arrested at 9:50 p.m. after police performed a traffic stop in the 500 block

  • Local |Education | July 13, 2014

    Area teens learn parallel parking, responsibility in drivers ed

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    Manhattan teenagers are preparing for a new step toward independence as they wrap up what they’ve learned in drivers education, taking their big tests this week. Some of the 120 summer drivers ed students describe themselves as confident drivers, having already started on the road

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