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Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, and Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, speak during a press conference Thursday before a Senate hearing for the next Farm Bill at K-State’s McCain Auditorium.



  • K-State slips in ESPN bracketology

    A day after losing its fourth straight home game, Kansas State took another hit in its quest for the NCAA tournament.

  • Five MBB players earn Big 12 academic honor

    A school-record five players were selected to Academic All-Big 12 Teams on Thursday, including four on the First Team, as the league office announced its 26-member all-academic teams.


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  • 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.

  • MAP QUEST Mapquest

    Bluemont Elementary fifth-grader Dakota Krause finds the spot on the map the instructor picked out for students during the Starbase, a military education program that provides real world applications of math and science, at Manhattan’s National Guard Armory on Thursday morning.

Opinion

  • Fake Patty’s Day brings another test

    Folks who wonder whether Manhattan is a tolerant community need look no further than Fake Patty’s Day.

  • Congrats, Jayhawks

    The Kansas Jayhawks might not have a lot of admirers in the Manhattan area, but even the most faithful of Wildcat fans ought to give the KU men’s basketball team a nod of respect for winning its 13th consecutive conference championship.

  • Amid focus on refugees, remember our homeless

    To the Editor: We are hearing lots of idealistic talk about how “our country welcomes everyone in need.

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Sports

  • Munsen makes KCAC freshman team

    Former Manhattan High basketball player Grant Munsen earned recognition from the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference on Tuesday.

  • MHS wrestling seniors get one last shot at title

    Ask nearly anyone on the Manhattan wrestling team, and they will call the rest of the Indians their brothers.

  • KU clinches 13th straight league title

    Associated Press LAWRENCE — One by one, the glittering Big 12 championship trophies were paraded into Allen Fieldhouse, set upon a series of tables that these days stretch nearly the full length of the court.

State & Region

  • GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it.

  • The Latest: Doctor says 1 shooting victim doing 'fairly well

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):

  • Woman in custody in central Kansas triple shooting released

    NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — A woman who was taken into custody in connection with a central Kansas shooting that left four people dead has been released from custody.

  • Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — 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 man accused in bomb plot feared social collapse

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of plotting to attack Somali refugees in western Kansas believed then-President Barack Obama would declare martial law and not recognize the validity of the election if Donald Trump won — forcing militias to step in, his lawyer said Friday.





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