Pressing the issue


Bob Copple, president of Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, speaks about the negative impact of not expanding KanCare in Riley County during a press conference Thursday morning at the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce building.

  • Iowa St . AD: Don’t blame Texas, Oklahoma

    McClatchy Newspapers After finally turning the page on three months of expansion drama, the firmly committed, all-on-the-samepage Big 12 started a new day.

  • Cats riding up and down year

    Just six games into the season, Kansas State has had an up and down ride.


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  • A few potshots, a little substance

    Americans might breathe a little easier now that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have left the debate stage for the final time without once coming to physical blows.

  • Sexual morality is in freefall in this world

    To the Editor: I was shocked Monday when I read that students at two high schools in Lawrence are being given access to free condoms without parental permission.

  • It’s time KSU named a building for Acker

    To the Editor: According to Monday night’s Mercury, Kansas State University is requesting help in renaming the former KSU Foundation building on Anderson Avenue.


    • K-State homecoming events, Straight No Chaser and more

      K-State’s homecoming week continues Thursday with the Union Program Council Children’s Carnival: Growing Up Purple with Willie Wonka from 6 to 8 p.

    • New ‘Birth of a Nation’ movie debuts

      There is an new movie called “The Birth of a Nation,” a movie which tells the story of slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in 1831, in the state of Virginia.

    • ‘Accountant’ well-formed action/suspense movie

      “The Accountant,” a new film starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick, is a wellformed action and suspense movie about a series of mysteries.


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State & Region

  • Woman charged in unsolved 1989 killing in Kansas

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 48-year-old Missouri woman has been charged in the death of a woman whose body was found nearly 30 years ago in Kansas City, Kansas, authorities announced Thursday.

  • Kansas man gets probation in octopus-in-throat case

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A southern Kansas man who admitted to endangering a child after a 2-year-old boy in his care ended up with a small octopus lodged in his throat has been sentenced to two years of probation.

  • Man accused of choking stranger's baby at Kansas store

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A former pastor is accused of trying to choke a 4-month-old baby he didn't know at a Kansas City-area Wal-Mart.

  • Kansas cites slavery-era ruling in abortion case, backpedals

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' attorney general withdrew on Wednesday a court brief that cites the slavery-era Dred Scott decision to support the state's position that the Kansas Constitution does not guarantee a right to an abortion.

  • Court: Right to vote constitutionally protected

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court laid out on Wednesday the legal reasoning behind its decision earlier this month that allowed thousands of Kansas residents to register to vote without providing documents proving their U.S. citizenship.

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