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First female president of Malawi to speak at K-State

A woman living in exile after spending two years as president of the east African country of Malawi is speaking at Kansas State University. Joyce Banda’s Jan 29 appearance is open to the public. Banda was the Republic of Malawi’s first female president from 2012 through 2014. She has also been a women’s rights activist, [...]

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By | 2018-01-03T11:11:30-06:00 January 3rd, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on First female president of Malawi to speak at K-State

K-State, Butler Community College to partner on drone degree program

EL DORADO — Two higher education institutions in Kansas are partnering allow students to get a degree in drone-flying. The Wichita Eagle reports that Butler Community College announced on Tuesday its partnership with Kansas State University to offer an associate’s degree in unmanned aircraft systems. Some high school students can take the classes offered through [...]

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By | 2017-12-26T11:53:06-06:00 December 26th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on K-State, Butler Community College to partner on drone degree program

Woman sues K-State over co-worker’s alleged harassment

A former Kansas State worker says in a federal lawsuit that the university didn’t adequately respond to her complaints of sexual harassment by a co-worker. In a lawsuit filed this week, Paulette Arnold says she was harassed for nearly three years while working in the Information Systems Office. She says the systems coordinator, Kevin Yaussi, [...]

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By | 2017-12-22T13:41:34-06:00 December 22nd, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Woman sues K-State over co-worker’s alleged harassment

Mistrial in Mississippi killing; man was arrested in Manhattan

GREENWOOD, Miss.- A Mississippi judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man charged with killing his wife. Edward Broom was arrested in January 2016 in Manhattan, Kansas, where he had moved after the death of his wife, Lakeyla Broom. She was killed in the couple’s home in Greenwood, Mississippi, in September 2014. [...]

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By | 2017-11-02T06:45:18-05:00 November 2nd, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Mistrial in Mississippi killing; man was arrested in Manhattan

KSU: Climate change may erode big bluestem grass, disrupt livestock economy

TOPEKA — Kansas State University researchers say a dominant forage grass in the Great Plains could be diminished by climate change to less than half of its current stature during the next 75 years. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that studies involving K-State faculty indicated that changes would potentially shrink the plant size of big bluestem [...]

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By | 2017-10-16T10:29:21-05:00 October 16th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on KSU: Climate change may erode big bluestem grass, disrupt livestock economy

Anti-gay slur continues diversity-related vandalism at K-State

Kansas State officials say an anti-gay slur was found outside the university’s student union, the latest in several vandalism incidents targeting diversity at the school. The slur was found Monday and was removed that afternoon. The anti-gay vandalism occurred the same week some vandalized a temporary dwelling erected outside a residential complex for the Jewish [...]

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By | 2017-10-10T12:05:48-05:00 October 10th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Anti-gay slur continues diversity-related vandalism at K-State

KSU vets warn dog owners of diseased raccoons

Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health Center is warning dog owners to be careful amid a recent outbreak of a highly contagious disease among raccoons. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that veterinarians at the center say they’ve recently seen a high number of raccoons suffering from canine distemper. The viral disease can spread to susceptible dogs. Kansas [...]

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By | 2017-09-22T15:43:57-05:00 September 22nd, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on KSU vets warn dog owners of diseased raccoons

Former MHK man accused in Garden City bomb plot blames others

WICHITA — A man accused of planning to bomb a Kansas apartment complex that houses Somali refugees says he was unaware his co-defendants intended to carry out the attack. Gavin Wright, formally of Manhattan, made the argument in a court motion filed Wednesday that offers the first details at his defense strategy. His attorney filed [...]

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By | 2017-09-13T18:21:06-05:00 September 13th, 2017|Local News|Comments Off on Former MHK man accused in Garden City bomb plot blames others