Friday, April 29, 2016

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  • Local |Government & Politics | April 20, 2016

    Road tax going to voters this fall

    The Manhattan City Commission approved language Tuesday for a street maintenance ballot question in November. The question will ask voters whether they want a 0.2-percentage-point sales tax increase that would generate $20 million in 10 years. Up to 5 percent, or $1 million, of the tax could go toward

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 20, 2016

    In interim role, Myers hopes to build on Schulz’s legacy


    K-State interim President Richard Myers said Wednesday he wants to continue to build on Kirk Schulz’s vision for the university. “I don’t think you’ll see a lot of change,” the retired Air Force general said. “But I hope together we continue to

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 20, 2016

    K-State’s APDesign announces $8 million gift

    K-State’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design announced Wednesday it will receive an $8 million donation — the largest gift in the college’s history. The donors have asked to remain anonymous, APDesign Dean Tim de Noble said. They are longtime Kansans who hope to help

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 20, 2016

    Police arrest man involved in Sunday’s 12-hour standoff

    Police arrested a Manhattan man Tuesday, in connection with a lengthy standoff Sunday in rural Riley County. Timothy Anderson, 64, was arrested for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer after originally being placed into protective custody. A report from the Riley County Police Department indicates

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 20, 2016

    City approves amendment to allow for sign

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday approved amending zoning regulations to allow a once illegal tri-vision advertising sign to stay. The city will allow conditional use of tri-vision signs, which have three separate rotating messages per sign face, in districts that already allow off-premise advertising

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 19, 2016

    Myers to address K-State for 1st time

    Retired Air Force Gen. Richard Myers will speak Wednesday morning to K-State staff members, faculty members and students for the first time as the university’s interim president. Myers and Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Shane Bangerter will speak for 30 minutes beginning at 8:15 at Forum

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | April 19, 2016

    Board to consider computer bid again

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider for a second time buying laptops after an approved bid was withdrawn. The board meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The board will meet for a work session at 5:30 p.m. with the city of

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 19, 2016

    County affirms policy against 2nd driveways

    Pottawatomie County commissioners don’t want to play the role of “bad guys” in denying requests for second entrances in rural subdivisions. The county’s one-entrance-only policy should be made clear when a building permit is issued, not after the structures are completed, commissioners reiterated

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | April 19, 2016

    RCPD budget proposal includes adding more guards, officers and dispatchers


    The Riley County Police Department wants to add about $1 million to its 2017 budget, and the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday seemed poised to grant most of the requested increase. The department, which receives 80 percent of its funding from Manhattan and 20 percent from

  • Local |Business | April 19, 2016

    City seeks public input on Aggieville plan

    City officials are asking for public input for a long-range plan for Aggieville. Aggieville Community Vision is an effort to develop a comprehensive plan with a clear direction for future improvements and development. Officials plan an open house for public input from 5 to 7 p.m.

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