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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | July 08, 2016

    K-State program helps 4 state startups grow their business

    Four Kansas-based startups recently received a five-week crash course in how to grow their business from the ground up through the Kansas State University Launch a Business, or LAB, program. The program, which was sponsored by KS State Bank and the College of Business Administration’

  • Local |Business | July 08, 2016

    Fair to feature pedal tractor pull, pork burgers, pie contest and more

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    The 2016 Riley County Fair will be July 21-25 at CiCo Park in Manhattan. The annual fair parade, which marks the official start to the fair, will be at 6 p.m.  July 21. This year’s parade will travel down Poyntz Avenue from Manhattan Town Center

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 07, 2016

    County leaders take pay hike pass

    Riley County commissioners said Thursday they will keep their salaries flat for 2017 to help with budgeting. The three commissioners won’t receive their 3.07 percent step increase or a 0.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), which keeps their combined salaries with benefits at $185,552. The step and COLA increase

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 07, 2016

    Board hikes tax power for budget flexibility

    The Manhattan-Ogden School Board approved a measure that could give the district the authority to increase property taxes, but board members said they are hesitant to use it. The resolution approved Wednesday gives the board the authority to levy a maximum of about $825,000 in new

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | July 07, 2016

    Area officials detail their paths to office for Mandela fellows

    Six area elected officials talked with young African leaders Thursday morning at K-State about how to get involved with government. Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi and commissioners Linda Morse and Karen McCulloh, along with state Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan, and state Reps. Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan, and

  • Local |Education | July 07, 2016

    School board welcomes Wade as superintendent at meeting

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    The Manhattan-Ogden School Board unveiled a new face at the table Wednesday evening. Marvin Wade, USD 383’s new superintendent, made his first appearance in the position during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday. Wade replaced Bob Shannon on July 1. “It’s been a great first

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 07, 2016

    K-State researchers study immigration from Central America

    Immigrant workers from Central America are influencing rural Kansas’ society and economy, according to a Kansas State University sociology professor who is conducting a study of the workers with her student research team. Alisa Garni, associate professor of sociology, and her team are conducting long-term,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Agriculture | July 07, 2016

    KSU Vet Med addresses cattle lead poisoning

    The Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory diagnoses many kinds of illnesses throughout a given year, but the one witnessed frequently this past spring in cattle was lead poisoning. “Lead poisoning is the No. 1 poisoning we diagnose in the diagnostic lab,” said Gregg Hanzlicek, director

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 06, 2016

    City tables decibel debate after outcry

    The Manhattan City Commission tabled a noise ordinance amendment Tuesday after an opposition group of mostly Aggieville and downtown officials voiced their opposition. The table motion received a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Karen McCulloh dissenting. It’s unclear when the commission will next take up

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 06, 2016

    US instructs K-State to heed reports of off-campus rape

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    Kansas State University’s policy not to investigate accusations of rape in off-campus fraternity houses is “incorrect,” according to federal government statements filed in court in support of two female students at the university. The two women, Sara Weckhorst and Tessa Farmer, both told the

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