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  • Local |Kansas State University | March 22, 2013

    Inaugural event hopes to unite campus

    A new event at Kansas State University will help promote diversity and enhance internationalization on campus and in the community. The event – called Carpe Diem Extravaganza: Where the world comes together – begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Grand Ballroom of the K-State Student

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 21, 2013

    K-State research published in ‘Nature’ journal

    A Kansas State University research team has found that despite humans increasing nitrogen production through industrialization, nitrogen availability in many ecosystems has remained steady for the past 500 years. Their work appears in the journal Nature. “People have been really interested in nitrogen in current times

  • Local | March 21, 2013

    Officials remind landowners to stay safe

    With the spring burn season approaching, the Riley County Emergency Management team wants to remind property owners to get a burn permit before starting controlled burns on their land. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins and Emergency Management Coordinator Laurie Harrison said that a

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 21, 2013

    Vargo, Volanti to deal with health dept. issues while it’s sans director

    Any personnel issues that arise in the county health department while a search continues for a new director will be resolved outside the department itself, county commissioners determined Thursday. Commissioners made that decision following a discussion with human resource manager Cindy Volanti. The decision takes

  • Local | March 21, 2013

    Farrar looks to break into aerospace


    As Manhattan looks to position itself as a center of animal health, one local company is trying to gain a foothold in an industry not typically associated with this part of the state: aerospace. Farrar Corporation, a Manhattan-based iron foundry and machine shop, recently signed

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 20, 2013

    House approves budget cuts

    The Kansas House gave final approval Wednesday to the chamber’s version of a $14 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, including cuts to higher education. Wednesday’s 68-55 vote sends the bill to the Senate, which was scheduled to debate its own version later

  • Local | March 20, 2013

    Riley named 2nd healthiest county

    Riley County ranks as the second healthiest county in Kansas in rankings released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Pottawatomie County is also ranked among the top five. The study, now in its fourth year, ranks

  • Local |Fort Riley | March 20, 2013

    Ceremony marks division’s return home


    FORT RILEY — The Army’s oldest division headquarters is officially home after a year in Afghanistan. The 1st Infantry Division marked its return to American soil Tuesday with an uncasing ceremony at Victory Park. Surrounded by stones etched with the names of fallen soldiers, Maj.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 20, 2013

    Family struggles with loss of six-month-old

    Funeral arrangements are being made for a 6-month-old boy who died Monday after succumbing to injuries sustained three days earlier, allegedly at the hands of his mother’s live-in boyfriend. While the baby’s family struggles to cope with the loss, members said Wednesday they

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 20, 2013

    K-State physicist returns from South America

    A Kansas State University physicist recently said “bon voyage” to the traditional classroom environment in favor of one on the high seas. Christopher Sorensen, Cortelyou-Rust university distinguished professor of physics and university distinguished teaching scholar, spent Feb. 20-March 5 as a guest lecturer on board a

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