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  • Local |Government, Politics | April 07, 2013

    New commissioners look ahead

    As they look to begin their new terms in office, city commissioner-elects Karen McCulloh and Usha Reddi said they plan to focus on building relationships while balancing spending with debt reduction. Meanwhile, returning commissioner Rich Jankovich said he expects to continue to be the commission’

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 07, 2013

    Legislators talk taxes, budgets

    State revenue, income tax and social issues were popular topics during Saturday’s legislative forum in Manhattan, where lawmakers gathered to discuss the latest legislative session and all that remains to be accomplished. The legislators included Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan; and representatives Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan;

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 07, 2013

    FAA to delay tower closings

    The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it would delay closing the control towers at 149 airports — including the one at Manhattan Regional Airport — until June to allow for safety analyses and “to attempt to resolve multiple legal challenges.” The closings had been planned as part

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 07, 2013

    Holden honored for 35 years as poet, professor at K-State


    In verse and in their own words, former students and colleagues on Saturday honored Jonathan Holden — K-State distinguished professor, poet-in-residence and the inaugural Kansas poet laureate — during a celebration marking his retirement this spring. Among the attendees were another former Kansas poet laureate, Denise Low,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 06, 2013

    RCPD releases more info on Twitter contest

    The Riley County Police Department released more information Friday on the department’s current Twitter contest to win a ride-along with a police officer and tweet updates for the department’s scheduled April “tweet-along.” The “tweet-along” will take place on Friday, April 26, with Public Information

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 05, 2013

    Percentage of advance voters increasing steadily

    Voters in Tuesday’s municipal and school board election continued a decade-long trend toward casting ballots prior to election day. Of the 6,930 ballots cast in Riley County, 1,615 — 24.7 percent — were cast in advance of the opening of polls, the highest percentage ever for a municipal election

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 05, 2013

    Lawyer appointed for man involved in fatal I-70 crash

    Court officials appointed a public defender to the driver who allegedly caused a deadly crash on Interstate 70 on Wednesday during the man’s first appearance in Geary County Court Friday morning. Gary Nelson, 22, a Fort Riley soldier from Junction City, was arrested late Wednesday night

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 05, 2013

    Officials praise decision to move agriculture dept.

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s decision to move most of its offices to Manhattan received support from state legislators, K-State officials and from places as distant as New Mexico Thursday. Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman told the Joint Committee on State Building Construction that

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 05, 2013

    Local resident organizes MIT conference

    Science and Engineering and Technology Policy graduate student, Samuel Brinton is the co-chair of the American Nuclear Society 2013 Student Conference being held April 4-6 in Cambridge, Mass. “Our conference theme is the Public Image of the Nuclear Engineer,” Brinton said, a graduate student at MIT,

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 05, 2013

    Grad student receives research award

    Kansas State University doctoral student Clint Frye is receiving national recognition for his success as a student and his research developing new semiconductors. Frye, doctoral student in chemical engineering, Haddam, has been named a Lawrence scholar by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif. He

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