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  • Local |Kansas State University | January 16, 2014

    K-State research helping fight deadly strain of influenza

    The novel avian H7N9 influenza virus has caused more than 130 human infections with 43 deaths in China. New research, conducted under the supervision of Kansas State University’s Juergen Richt, is showing promise in helping to fight this deadly virus. “Emergence of a novel drug-resistant

  • Local | January 15, 2014

    Hands-on exhibit shows principles at work on gridiron


    For those who need a football fix during this off-season lull, the Flint Hills Discovery Center has just what the doctor ordered. Or maybe that should be “what the coach ordered.” In the spirit of the center’s mission, “Football” is an interactive exhibit that

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 15, 2014

    ‘Slum’ rule nixed

    City commissioners insist they don’t want existing homes to become “floodplain slums” because of proposed new building regulations. During Tuesday’s work session, commissioners agreed that one of the regulations under discussion does more harm than good. Senior city planner Chad Bunger explained that

  • Local |Kansas State University |Agriculture | January 15, 2014

    Recent snow helping wheat crop through cold temps

    All the snow cover left on the ground from early winter snowfall actually protects crops from the recent frigid temperatures. K-State agronomy professor Jim Shroyer said that snow cover decreases the risk of damage to winter wheat in the extreme conditions the area has seen

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 15, 2014

    APDesign students at KSU show off research skills

    Graduate students from Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, got the chance to show off their research skills at the recent 2013 APDesign Research Symposium. A first-time event for the college, the symposium gave the participating students the opportunity to

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 15, 2014

    Researchers urge physical activity

    People who decrease sitting time and increase physical activity have a lower risk of chronic disease, according to Kansas State University research. Even standing throughout the day — instead of sitting for hours at a time — can improve health and quality of life while reducing the

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 15, 2014

    Clinic named for WWII hero

    The Senate on Tuesday voted to name a Junction City clinic after a decorated World War II veteran and longtime resident. In a bill sponsored by U.S. senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts, the Senate decided to name the facility the Lt. Gen. Richard

  • Local |Fort Riley | January 15, 2014

    Irwin Army Hospital to cease walk-in service

    FORT RILEY — Beginning this spring, the TRICARE Service Center at Irwin Army Community Hospital will no longer offer walk-in customer service. The change is due mostly to many patients turning to online resources for questions, and it will take effect April 1. The Department of Defense

  • Local |Education | January 15, 2014

    Wamego teacher finalist for award

    A Wamego teacher was named a finalist for a national math and science award. Cathy Wilbur, math and science teacher at West Elementary, is one of two teachers from Kansas recognized as a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | January 15, 2014

    ‘American Idiot’ on stage here

    The Broadway and international smash “Green Day’s American Idiot,” based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning album, will come to Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. “American Idiot” tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between

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