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  • Budget adds $54B to defense spending

    WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump’s upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid.

  • Advocate connects families, victims to help Neighbors4

    Families and victims of abuse or neglect who seek help usually have a lot of questions.

  • County extends garden lease

    Area gardeners can continue to use the Collins Lane community garden to grow their plants and vegetables at least for another 10 years.

  • Commission to discuss new stormwater fee structure

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss plans for a new stormwater fee structure Tuesday.

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  • BREAKING GROUND Breakingground

    From left, Blaine Cash, Usha Redi, Ernest Wilhoite, Lorenzo Whilhoite, Kayla Wilhoite, Izeyah Wilhoit, Knylah Wilhoite, Elijah Wilhoite, Ron DeChant, Cameron Ward and Michael Ide break ground for 1026 Yuma, the first Habitat for Humanity house is Manhattan in nearly 10 years. The ceremony also kicked off Rock the Block Manhattan, in 2017 Habitat for Humanity will team up with Heritage Builders to help repair the exteriors of homes for owners on Yuma and surrounding streets.

  • FARM DOGS | BELLA, DAN Farmdogs4

    Bella is a 2-year-old border collie and loves life on the ranch. Her owner, Dan Schmidt, lets her help with the cattle from time to time, but for the most part she’s there for Dan and his family. Bella enjoys basking in the sun, hanging out with her friend and ranch mate Annie, and trying to make the barn cats her best friends. Email news@themercury to nominate a farm dog.


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  • Myers: Hate crimes do not define Kansans

    K-State President Richard Myers released a letter Monday to make it clear all are welcome to the university after a shooting in Olathe last week.

  • K-State’s BSU again named best in Big 12

    K-State’s Black Student Union continues to excel.

  • Ogden fire causes $25K in damage to duplex

    A fire Saturday caused about $25,000 in damage to a duplex in Ogden.

  • Bookshop Library fundraiser offers wide selection of cheap books

    Dorothy Campbell held seven books under her arm as she browsed through books on a folding table at the Manhattan Public Library on Saturday.

  • Ksleg Leaders talk state budget

    The state budget dominated a meeting between five area legislators and community members Saturday morning at Sunset Zoo in Manhattan.

  • ANALYSIS: Shooting to test what Trump views as hate crime

    Franco Ordonez McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The shooting at a bar in a suburb of Kansas City of two Indian immigrants, one of whom died, is likely to become the first test of the Trump administration’s view of what role the federal government should play in crimes against ethnic and racial minorities.

  • Top Republican says special prosecutor should investigate Russian meddling

    The Washington Post A senior Republican lawmaker on Friday agreed that a special prosecutor should investigate Russia’s alleged interference with the 2016 presidential election.

  • Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen

    Associated Press OLATHE — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to “get out of my country,” witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

  • Kansas Legislature’s lurch to center cuts governor’s clout

    Associated Press TOPEKA — Kansas has seen its once-conservative Legislature lurch closer to the center with the flowering of a bipartisan coalition bent on erasing much of Republican Gov.

  • Newspaper serves the community by chronicling history

    “Terrorists attack U.

  • Projects to limit Tuttle access

    A project replacing the concrete in the stilling basin at Tuttle Creek Dam, scheduled to begin this summer, will disrupt traffic to Country Stampede in 2018.

  • Farmers Farmers tout insurance, trade at field hearing

    The creation of the next Farm Bill got its start Thursday in America’s heartland.

  • Dem senators criticize Trump trademarks

    Associated Press SHANGHAI — Democratic senators are protesting the Trump Organization’s acceptance of a valuable trademark from the Chinese government without asking Congress first if doing so is constitutional.

  • County moves forward on back property tax sale

    More than 70 Riley County property owners risk losing 250 properties for not paying more than $1 million in property taxes from 2011 and 2012.

  • Lawmakers move toward votes on governor’s tax plan

    Associated Press TOPEKA — Kansas legislators advanced Gov.


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