About 125 soldiers from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade stand in formation during a redeployment ceremony on Tuesday. The soldiers are the first to return. Nearly 800 soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in August on a nine-month mission. The redeployment will allow the Army to maintain a troop level of 8,400, which was established by the White House in July, according to a press release from Fort Riley. The 675 soldiers who remain overseas will promote security and stability and conduct aviation operations, the release said.

  • Willis, 15 others selected to coaches’ All-Big 12 team

    Led by three Wildcats who earned player of the year honors, 13 Kansas State football players earned accolades from the Big 12 as the conference announced the coaches’ All-Big 12 selections and specialty awards on Wednesday.

  • Lewis leads charge in K-State’s win over Mavericks

    Bre Lewis swatted four shots Wednesday night, but her facial expression on each block told of an emotionless K-State senior.


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  • COLD CARVING Icecarving

    The artists worked on their sculptures from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.


  • A somber anniversary

    Only a relative handful of Americans who were there can recall the attack on Pearl Harbor as if it happened yesterday.

  • Manhattan should be on right side of history

    To the Editor: I could spout statistics for days about the oppression of minorities, about white privilege in this country and about cultural appropriation and the misuse of other cultures’ icons for our own gain.

  • Mythology of mascot trivializes real people

    To the Editor: As I listened to the speakers last Wednesday night, the lack of knowledge about real indigenous people proved the disconnect among mascot supporters.



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State & Region

  • Botched balloting keeps tiny Kansas town from dissolving

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The central Kansas town of Frederick has dwindled over the decades to just 10 people, and its only real expense is a $55-a-month electric bill for a half-dozen or so street lights that illuminate the unpaved streets.

  • Transgender student named king of Kansas school dance

    DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender student who advocated for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights at a suburban Wichita high school was named king of a winter ball after receiving the most votes from his fellow students.

  • Girl, 9, who inspired archers everywhere dies of rare cancer

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 9-year-old Kansas girl whose battle with brain cancer sparked an outpouring of support from fellow archers has died.

  • ACLU want Obama to commute sentence for Chelsea Manning

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and gay-rights groups are lobbying President Barack Obama to commute the prison sentence of a transgender soldier who leaked classified government and military documents.

  • No. 4 Kansas cruises to 89-74 victory over Stanford

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jerrod Haase received a long, loud ovation upon his return to Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.

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