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  • Local |Education | February 07, 2014

    Shannon: 1 snow day left

    Superintendent Bob Shannon gave a snow day update during the USD 383 school board meeting Thursday. The meeting had been postponed from its usual Wednesday time due to weather conditions. Typically, the district’s calendar provides only three built-in snow days for all schools. USD 383 has

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 07, 2014

    Expert: Russia moving toward 1st use of nukes

    Russia is moving toward the use of nuclear weapons in an increasingly unstable area of the world, according to an expert on Russia from the University of Kansas. Jake Kipp, an adjunct professor at KU, said Thursday that Russian conventional forces are weak, while that

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 07, 2014

    2 involved in Ray’s robbery

    Riley County police have released a few details about an armed robbery at Ray’s Apple Market on Wednesday night. Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department released a statement saying that at 9:05 p.m., two people, one brandishing a handgun, robbed the

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | February 07, 2014

    Can you explain this ‘2-tier’ voting system?

    Q: I’ve read some about the “two-tier” voting system in Kansas that Kris Kobach is preparing, but I don’t really get it. Could you explain it? I understand that there are a bunch of people who have registered to vote but might not

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 07, 2014

    Students awarded scholarships

    Kansas State University has awarded Kassebaum Scholarships to five Kansas high school seniors. The scholarship competition was Jan. 27. The university received 189 applications, and a selection committee chose 12 student finalists to interview for the scholarship. Of those interviewed, five students were chosen to receive a $5,000 scholarship.

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 07, 2014

    ‘Taste of Costa Rica’ at K-State

    Allan Ortiz, a Costa Rican chef and culinary educator, will demonstrate how to prepare Hearts of Palm Ceviche Accompanied with Avocado and Pineapple, Coconut Rice and Beans with Curry Fish and other specialties from the Central American country at Kansas State University’s 10th annual

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 07, 2014

    KSU professor part of ice age study

    A recent study in the journal Nature finds that nearly 50,000 years ago during the ice age, the landscape was not as drab as once thought — it was filled with colorful wildflowers. These wildflowers helped sustain woolly mammoths and other giant grazing animals. The study, “Fifty

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 07, 2014

    Battery reported on campus

    A woman reportedly was sexually battered on the Kansas State University campus Thursday night. A man reportedly entered K-State’s Ahearn Natatorium, 902 Denison Ave., around 8:30 p.m. and sexually battered a woman. Police are looking for a white man in his 20s, around 6 feet tall.

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 06, 2014

    Mandela inspires woman after her daughter’s death


    Love can go a long way. Linda Biehl spoke Wednesday about how lessons from her daughter and from Nelson Mandela helped her forgive her daughter’s killers. Her daughter, Amy Biehl, was killed by a mob in an act of political violence in South Africa

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 06, 2014

    City looks at stage project

    Comfort, ease of use and cost topped the discussion Wednesday night about stage renovations at City Hall’s Peace Memorial Auditorium. Architect Bruce McMillan brought in a theater expert to assess the theater systems, lighting, stage rigging, drapery and audio-visual systems per a request by

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