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  • Local |Government & Politics | April 18, 2016

    Leaders: Proposed school finance formula gives parents choices

    Leaders of the Kansas House and Senate education committees were in Wichita on Friday to plug a proposed school funding formula that would allow parents to use tax funds for private schools. “For your child, who’s in charge?” Sen. Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City, asked

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 18, 2016

    KSU’s Stubbings takes job at Leavenworth school

    K-State Police assistant director Don Stubbings will soon leave for a job at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth. According to a K-State press release, Stubbings will be director of safety and security at the university starting in early May. He has been at

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 18, 2016

    K-State announces 1 Goldwater scholar, 2 honorable mentions

    Kansas State University’s Adam Schieferecke, junior in microbiology and biochemistry, Bennington, has been named the university’s newest Barry M. Goldwater scholar. Aaron Messerla, junior in mathematics and music, Riley, and Raquel Ortega, junior in chemistry, Wichita, have each received an honorable mention in

  • Local | April 18, 2016

    Collins says burning about halfway done

    Riley County has at least one more day of smoke left this spring, said Pat Collins, emergency management director. In a good year, Riley County farmers usually burn about 60,000 acres, Collins said, reporting fire statistics to the Riley County Commission Monday morning at the commission’

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 18, 2016

    Street tax wording on city’s agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will vote Tuesday on language for a street maintenance ballot question in November. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The measure would ask voters whether they wanted a 0.20-percentage point sales tax rate increase that would generate $20 million

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 17, 2016

    Speakers see GOP struggles ahead

    Landon.mercury

    Millennials are the largest and most diverse group that will vote in the 2016 election, and the Republican Party does not resonate with them, said Margaret Hoover. Hoover, a CNN political contributor, and her husband John Avlon, Daily Beast editor-in-chief,  spoke on Friday at a

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 17, 2016

    K-State opens doors to alumni, future students

    Open1.mercury

    As K-State students and alumni swarmed campus Saturday some prospective students learned that college isn’t just about tests at a bouncy house set up by the College of Education. The air-filled contraption was just one of several exhibits offering a window into K-State’s

  • Local |Traffic |Business | April 17, 2016

    KDOT awards $1.1 million for 3 Manhattan projects

    The Kansas Department of Transportation awarded about $1.12 million in federal funds on Friday for three projects in Manhattan. The money will be used for sidewalk enhancements for students walking to elementary schools, repairs on Juliette Avenue’s brick road and a pedestrian crossing at Tuttle

  • Local |Business | April 17, 2016

    Attorney receives censure for poor record keeping

    A Manhattan attorney was disciplined Friday by the Kansas Supreme Court, for what amounts to sloppy record keeping. John W. Thurston, a defense lawyer and former assistant city attorney for Manhattan, will be formally censured, which is a published reprimand that falls below other punishments

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 17, 2016

    Rep. Carlin running for re-election

    Rep. Sydney Carlin is seeking re-election to her 66th District seat in the Kansas House. Carlin, a Democrat, said Saturday she is running for an eighth term because she still has a “great passion” for helping her constituents. Carlin said her first seven terms have

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