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Barbara Lee Wilson uses her e-cigarette, commonly known as a vape, Wednesday morning outside The Vape Bar, 312 Tuttle Creek Blvd. Wilson spoke at the city commission meeting Tuesday night on behalf of The Vape Bar where she works.



  • Wildcats prep for physical Stanford

    The last time Bill Snyder took a Kansas State team on the road to start a season was 2001 at USC.

  • Snyder names Ertz starting QB

    After a long competition, Kansas State came to the same conclusion it did last year.

  • Former K-State QB Sams arrested

    Former Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams was arrested Saturday in connection to an armed robbery in which a man was killed in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

  • Central Michigan downs K-State, 2-0

    Kansas State soccer closed out its first month of action on Sunday afternoon at Central Michigan.


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    Kansans looking for another presidential alternative to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump acquired one this week.

  • Why make such a big deal of Kaepernick’s protest?

    To the Editor: I had hoped that the Merc would ignore Colin Kaepernick and his protest, but he not only makes it into the sports pages but is the subject of the paper’s editorial on the opinion page.

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    To the Editor: I confess I do not have a very big personal investment in the discussion about the Manhattan High School Indian drawing, but as I passed through an intersection in Manhattan with the overhead likeness of what purports to be Martin Luther King, I wondered why we consider that rather amateurish profile to be an honor, but we argue that perhaps the  highly artistic rendering of a Native American chief in full ceremonial headgear to be a denigration.

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  • Kansas teen found guilty of killing mom, sister in fire

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas jury on Wednesday found a 17-year-old Hutchinson boy guilty of killing his mother and sister in a fire at his home three years ago.

  • K-State faces tough test in trip to No. 8 Stanford

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State has earned an unflattering reputation under coach Bill Snyder for its non-conference scheduling of weaker opponents from schools that often have a direction in their names.

  • Judge tosses Kansas Muslim inmate's religious-rights lawsuit

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas has thrown out a Muslim inmate's lawsuit that accused a county jail and its administrators of violating the convicted killer's religious rights.

  • Defense attorneys clash with prison over recorded meetings

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Defense attorneys who represent inmates at a privately run federal prison in Kansas were livid after learning that their meetings with clients had been recorded on video, despite repeated assurances from the penitentiary that the conversations were private.

  • Kansas motel owner gets probation for trying to kill wife

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Hindu man was sentenced to probation in Kansas for trying to kill his wife with a pocketknife after his attorney argued sending him to prison could cause the man's family to be ostracized as part of their culture.





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