A tip of the cap to Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson, who was named the prosecutor of the year by his peers this past week. Mr. Wilkerson, who is the top law-enforcement official in Riley County, was lauded by the .
It’s tough to know whether Manhattan will end up with federal money to cut flood risk along Wildcat Creek. What we do know is that the community has tried pretty hard. There’s a $1 billion chunk of change left .
It was striking to read the news account earlier this week of U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp’s appearance in Leonardville in the same edition that The Mercury published an opinion column by David Brooks. Huelskamp, in his appearance here, .
The candidates for president on the Democrat side all took the stage earlier this week in their first debate. “Candidates” is really not the right word, because, frankly, this whole thing comes down to Hillary Clinton. Yes, Bernie Sanders has .
There’s something that seems very odd about the matter of Fort Riley’s new hospital. Basically, the question is: Why’s it taking so long? The Mercury attempted to answer that question in an in-depth story this past Sunday. .
Two decades ago, Manhattan was in sorry shape. Fort Riley was cutting back severely – the First Infantry Division packed up and moved to Germany – and the community was shrinking. Businesses were scrambling, schools were closing, and local leaders were hoping .
If you missed what was peddled as the “Global Rally for Humanity” over the weekend, you didn’t miss much. Apparently generated — instigated, actually — on social media, the global rally was supposed to be an occasion for the bigots among .
Kansas State University’s billion dollar fundraising campaign is nothing if not impressive. That can be said as well for the $766 million that has been raised in the last five years under the leadership of the KSU Foundation. That sum .
It was only a matter of time before the issue of a rental inspection program resurfaced at a Manhattan City Commission meeting. Five years ago, after considerable and sometimes heated debate, a previous commission approved a reasonable though imperfect rental .
Given the wrenching saga of the Kansas budget, the chronic funding problems of public schools and the succession of university tuition increases, word Thursday that Riley County is ahead for the year by $3.5 million is a breath of fresh air. .
Yet another bit of good local news involves progress — tangible progress — on a sign atop a bridge pier in the Kansas River greeting motorists entering Manhattan on K-177. For years such a sign seemed like a good idea that was .
The question of expanding Medicaid in Kansas is complicated, what with insurance coverage of some 150,000 low-income Kansans and the financial health of at least some of the state’s hospitals just some of the factors at stake. But a proposal .
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