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Parkland-shooting survivor and gun-control activist speaks at K-State

Since the shooting that killed 17 students and employees and injured 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, in February of 2018, Cameron Kasky and his classmates have traveled the country advocating for gun-control legislation and political activism. K-State was the latest destination for Kasky as he participated in a public [...]

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By |2020-02-26T03:20:42-06:00February 26th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Parkland-shooting survivor and gun-control activist speaks at K-State

K-State engineering professor awarded $500,000 grant from National Science Foundation

Dong Lin, an engineering professor at K-State, has received the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The five-year, $500,000 grant will go towards Lin’s project, which is called “Bio-Inspired Manufacturing of High-Strength, High-Toughness Metal-Graphene Composites.” Lin will be studying manufacturing techniques for materials seeing more and more use in multiple industries, including aerospace and automotive. [...]

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By |2020-02-25T15:21:35-06:00February 25th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on K-State engineering professor awarded $500,000 grant from National Science Foundation

Pott. County Commission discusses potential Manhattan sales tax; receives flu update

Manhattan sales tax Pottawatomie County Commissioner Pat Weixelman commented on Manhattan City Commission discussions about taking on a city-wide sales tax during a meeting Monday. If the city-sales tax were to become a reality, the Manhattan City Commission may no longer require the Riley County Commission’s approval before pursuing economic development projects on the Pottawatomie [...]

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By |2020-02-25T14:12:22-06:00February 25th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Pott. County Commission discusses potential Manhattan sales tax; receives flu update

Junction City man life flighted to Topeka after being stabbed by girlfriend

A Junction City man was life flighted to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka over the weekend after being stabbed by his girlfriend, according to a Junction City Police Department press release. Police responded to an apartment complex at 110 W. 16th St., Sunday where they found John Edward Motton, 25, with a stab wound to [...]

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By |2020-02-24T13:18:04-06:00February 24th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Junction City man life flighted to Topeka after being stabbed by girlfriend

Joint commission meeting focuses on future of RCPD Aggieville substation, communications division

Officials from Riley and Pottawatomie County and the City of Manhattan met Thursday to discuss potentially moving the Riley County Police Department Aggieville substation. The meeting was the monthly joint meeting between the three entities. The move would be in conjunction with Aggieville improvements and would put the substation on the ground floor of a [...]

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By |2020-02-21T14:23:11-06:00February 21st, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Joint commission meeting focuses on future of RCPD Aggieville substation, communications division

K-State post-graduation report shows record job-placement rates among recent graduates

Kansas State University is reporting record-high job placement rates in one of its most recent graduation classes. According to the university’s post-graduation report, 97 percent of bachelor’s degree graduates in the 2018-2019 class either found jobs or continued their education less than six months after graduating. This is up from 96 percent in the 2017-2018 [...]

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By |2020-02-20T12:58:11-06:00February 20th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on K-State post-graduation report shows record job-placement rates among recent graduates

Law Board member comments on public perception of law enforcement during Fake Patty’s Day

Fake Patty’s Day comments Riley County Law Board member and Manhattan City Commissioner Wynn Butler commented on the public’s perception of Fake Patty’s Day law enforcement tactics during a meeting Tuesday. Butler says even though some believe the amount of officers is overkill, the community is ultimately kept safe. Butler also commented on the perception [...]

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By |2020-02-18T19:06:17-06:00February 18th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Law Board member comments on public perception of law enforcement during Fake Patty’s Day

Hospital president discusses new $1.9 million cardio equipment; women’s heart-health luncheon

New Equipment Ascension Via Christi recently finished installing a new piece of cardio equipment in time for February, which is American Heart Month. The equipment will allow cardiologists and radiologists to diagnose and treat heart conditions more quickly. That’s Ascension Via Christi President Bob Copple, who says an upcoming event will help the hospital pay [...]

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By |2020-02-17T15:04:42-06:00February 17th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Hospital president discusses new $1.9 million cardio equipment; women’s heart-health luncheon

By donating blood, you can help those going through cancer treatment

Through their partnership, the American Red Cross and American Cancer Society are attempting to spread awareness of how donating blood can help cancer patients. American Red Cross Account Manager Kristi Ingalls explains why cancer patients often receive blood donations. Ingalls says she personally knows someone who received a significant amount of blood while receiving treatment. [...]

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By |2020-02-14T15:03:32-06:00February 14th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on By donating blood, you can help those going through cancer treatment

Whiskey and War Stories: Former Green Beret tells the story of the “Horse Soldiers”

The Wamego Whiskey Syndicate hosted Whiskey and War Stories before a packed house at the Columbian Theatre in Wamego last night. The event featured former Green Beret Capt. Mark Nutsch telling the story “Horse Soldiers” an American military unit that was among the first in Afghanistan following the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks. Nutsch says [...]

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By |2020-02-14T11:28:43-06:00February 14th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Whiskey and War Stories: Former Green Beret tells the story of the “Horse Soldiers”