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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | May 01, 2014

    ConocoPhillips contributes $278,000

    ConocoPhillips recently donated $278,000 to Kansas State University for the College of Engineering, College of Business Administration and a variety of programs across campus. The gift will support departments, faculty fellowships and student scholarships, as well as student professional organizations, programs promoting diversity at the university

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 30, 2014

    Five soldiers become citizens in Fort Riley’s first-ever naturalization ceremony


    FORT RILEY — A video message by President Barack Obama didn’t work. The commander in chief could be seen welcoming five of the United State’s newest full-fledged citizens during Fort Riley’s first-ever naturalization ceremony, but he could not be heard. The sound in

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | April 30, 2014

    Schulz asks for support as K-State expands

    President Kirk Schulz asked the Manhattan City Commission to partner with Kansas State University as the school prepares to make major renovations to the north part of campus over the next few years. The additions and renovations include an expansion to Pat Roberts Hall, renovations

  • Local |Business | April 30, 2014

    Inaugural Flint Hills Day honors ecoregion

    If you’re a fan of the Flint Hills and Kansas in general, well… This is your weekend. Flint Hills Day, a joint effort of the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Flint Hills Discovery Center, will be celebrated Saturday – and offer plenty of

  • Local |Business | April 30, 2014

    Sales tax receipts up in April

    The city exceeded its sales tax revenue projections in April, according to numbers released by city finance director Bernie Hayen. The city collected $806,747 in sales tax during April, an increase of $11,596 from projections and up $27,187 from April 2013. Hayen said grocery stores contributed to the growth,

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 30, 2014

    Bipartisan group takes Brownback to task

    Six veteran politicians are joining forces across party lines in an effort to change Gov. Sam Brownback’s course for Kansas. They’ve formed a sort of coalition, Reroute the Roadmap, to address what they see as missteps and misinformation from the Brownback administration. Two

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 30, 2014

    City wrestles with how to pay for street repairs

    The Manhattan City Commission discussed funding options Tuesday night to help pay for street repairs. Robert Ott, director of public works, said money to hire contractors for street maintenance is $2.9 million short of what’s needed to bring some of Manhattan’s streets to the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 30, 2014

    Hearing set for man in kidnapping case

    Prosecution and defense attorneys for a Manhattan man accused of robbing one person and stealing from two others in separate incidents are preparing for a two-hour preliminary hearing. Jarred Snyder, 30, appeared via video from the Riley County Jail for status hearings in both cases Tuesday

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2014

    Winning APDesign work on display in K-State gallery

    Work by students from Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, for the annual Ted and Sue Knapp Delineation Competition is on display in the Chang Gallery at Seaton Hall through Friday, May 2. The gallery is open from 8 a.m.

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2014

    Kansas State to recognize Hofmeister with doctorate

    A Kansas State University alumnus who has led one of the nation’s largest oil companies and is now involved in energy security efforts will receive an honorary doctorate from Kansas State University. John Hofmeister, founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former

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