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  • Local |Government, Politics | June 27, 2013

    County has more issues with new law

    County officials dealt with more confusion over the new concealed carry regulations Thursday, this time related to signage and employees. Public works director Leon Hobson and county counselor Clancy Holeman raised the issue of signage, saying temporary signage now in use would need to change

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | June 27, 2013

    Gov. Brownback names 3 to Kansas Board of Regents

    It seemed appropriate that Gov. Sam Brownback chose a library at KSU’s College of Engineering as the place to announce his three new appointees to the Board of Regents. Many believe the Regents will face classic engineering challenges — advanced math challenges, concerns over stress

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 26, 2013

    Riley one of 10 bases across Army to see drawdowns

    The Army announced Tuesday it would eliminate one infantry brigade at Fort Riley — one of 10 such cuts at bases across the country and abroad as the Army looks to reduce the overall number of soldiers by September 2017. Fort Riley is home to nearly 18,000 soldiers and

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 26, 2013

    City commission recommends more funding for Pawnee

    City commissioners recommended an increase to funding for Pawnee Mental Health and moved funding for Downtown Manhattan out of the general fund during Tuesday night’s work session. Several agencies at the meeting asked the commission to consider funding as part of the 2014 budget process.

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 26, 2013

    City debates CVB’s role

    City commissioners on Tuesday took a hard look at the contract with the Chamber of Commerce governing what the Convention and Visitors Bureau can use the Transient Bed Tax revenues for. Commissioner Wynn Butler said the decision to give $25,000 to the Fieldhouse Project group was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 26, 2013

    Update on report of shots fired

    Though Riley County officers investigated reports of shots fired in the 500 block of Stonemont Drive late Tuesday morning, officials said no report was filed on the matter. Officer Matthew Droge said Wednesday that officers did not find evidence that a crime had been committed following

  • Local | June 26, 2013

    Wheat harvest here to begin as soon as Thursday


    Some Kansas farmers have already begun to harvest their wheat, but farmers in the Manhattan area are planning to start as early as Thursday, said K-State agriculture extension agent Greg McClure. McClure said harvest is beginning about a week later than what is normal for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 26, 2013

    Semi-truck, trailer damaged in fire

    A semi-truck and trailer were heavily damaged Tuesday evening in a blaze that apparently started in a refrigeration unit on the trailer. Firefighters responded to Fifth Street and El Paso Lane, near Fort Riley Boulevard, at approximately 6 p.m. for reports that the semi and

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 25, 2013

    Army to cut 1 brigade at Fort Riley

    TOPEKA (AP) — The Army said Tuesday that it would eliminate one infantry brigade at Fort Riley as the military reduces its overall number of soldiers by September 2017. Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division will

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 25, 2013

    Officials debate interpretation of law surrounding guns in public buildings

    City and county officials differed in their interpretation of the new concealed gun law during an intergovernmental luncheon Monday. City commissioners disagreed with county counselor Clancy Holeman’s interpretation of how the law allows for exemptions on certain buildings, saying city attorney Bill Raymond had

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