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Highland apologizes for supporting bill that redefines same-sex marriage

Wamego Rep. Ron Highland apologizes for co-sponsoring a bill that would bar counties from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and refers to such marriages as “parody marriages.” The bill was introduced by Sabetha Rep. Randy Garber and has drawn criticism from many organizations and representatives, including Manhattan City Commissioner Jerred McKee. Highland issued a [...]

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By |2019-02-22T09:36:33-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Wamego|Comments Off on Highland apologizes for supporting bill that redefines same-sex marriage

Manhattan annexes 10 acres, approves St. Isidore’s preliminary plans

The Manhattan City Commission approved three new ordinances and discussed options surrounding planned North Campus Corridor projects at its Tuesday meeting. Lyle Butler Day The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s soon-to-retire President and CEO Lyle Butler was honored with the proclamation of Lyle Butler Day, which was set for Thursday, February 21. Mayor Mike Dodson [...]

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By |2019-02-21T21:09:35-06:00February 21st, 2019|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan annexes 10 acres, approves St. Isidore’s preliminary plans

Body camera footage, 911 calls played in Manhattan attempted murder trial opener

The trial for a Manhattan engineer charged with three counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and one count of criminal property damage opened Wednesday afternoon. Mark Harrison, 38, appeared before Judge Grant Bannister represented by attorneys Barry Clark and Jeremy Platt on Feb. 20. The trial is scheduled to run six days. Harrison [...]

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By |2019-02-21T01:01:56-06:00February 21st, 2019|Court, Crime, Kansas, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, news, Police, radio, RCPD, Riley County, Riley County Police Department, shooting, Top Story, Trial|Comments Off on Body camera footage, 911 calls played in Manhattan attempted murder trial opener

Manhattan Goodwill burglarized overnight

A burglary was reported at the Manhattan Goodwill in the early morning hours of Tuesday. KMAN spoke with a teller who says the store was broken into at approximately 3 a.m. A police officer was reportedly sitting in the parking lot at the time and reportedly apprehended the suspect. No employees were in the store [...]

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By |2019-02-19T11:23:44-06:00February 19th, 2019|arrest, Burglary, Crime, Goodwill, Kansas, Local News, Manhattan, Police, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Sheriff|Comments Off on Manhattan Goodwill burglarized overnight

Area political, religious leaders criticize bill defining same-sex marriages as ‘parodies’

A Kansas bill co-sponsored by an area legislator that says homosexuality is intrinsically religious and would ban counties from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples faces hurdles to becoming a law as well as criticism from some area political and religious leaders. The Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act (HB 2320), introduced by Sabetha Rep. Randy [...]

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By |2019-02-16T19:09:08-06:00February 16th, 2019|Alma, bill, HB2320, Kansas, KMAN, laws, legislature, lgbt, Local News, Manhattan, marriage, news, Pottawatomie County, religion, Riley County, same-sex marriage, Top Story|Comments Off on Area political, religious leaders criticize bill defining same-sex marriages as ‘parodies’

Area political, religious leaders criticize bill defining same-sex marriages as ‘parodies’

A Kansas bill co-sponsored by an area legislator that says homosexuality is intrinsically religious and would ban counties from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples faces hurdles to becoming a law as well as criticism from some area political and religious leaders. The Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act (HB 2320), introduced by Sabetha Rep. Randy [...]

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By |2019-02-16T19:09:08-06:00February 16th, 2019|Alma, HB2320, Kansas, KMAN, laws, legislature, Local News, Manhattan, marriage, news, Pottawatomie County, religion, Riley County, same-sex marriage, Top Story|Comments Off on Area political, religious leaders criticize bill defining same-sex marriages as ‘parodies’

Chamber leadership talks change at 94th Annual Meeting

Change of both perspective and leadership were the night’s themes during the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet. The Chamber held the 94th annual event in the Manhattan Conference Center Friday, Feb. 15. “Change is debilitating when done to us, but exhilarating when done by us,” says Matt Crocker, 2018 Chamber Board [...]

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By |2019-02-16T16:57:21-06:00February 16th, 2019|Chamber of Commerce, Conference Center, Kansas, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, news, radio, Region Reimagined, Top Story|Comments Off on Chamber leadership talks change at 94th Annual Meeting

Manhattan patches over 2500 potholes in January, road crews prep for snowfall

City of Manhattan Public Works crews patched 2,502 potholes in January 2019. That’s up over 2,400 from January 2018’s total of 94 patched potholes. But that’s an improvement from January 2017, according to city engineer Brian Johnson. He says they patched 3,961 potholes in January 2017. According to Johnson, that’s specifically related to the amount of precipitation [...]

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By |2019-02-14T16:42:43-06:00February 14th, 2019|City of Manhattan, Kansas, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, news, potholes, radio, Riley County, road warning, snow, streets, winter weather, winter weather advisory|Comments Off on Manhattan patches over 2500 potholes in January, road crews prep for snowfall

Vehicle causes thousands in damage at Riley Cemetery

The Riley Cemetery has sustained thousands of dollars in damage after what’s being described as an act of vandalism. An unknown vehicle drove through the cemetery sometime between the evening of Saturday, February 4th and Monday morning, February 6th, tearing ruts in a 25 by 150 feet long portion of the lawn. A photo was [...]

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By |2019-02-13T16:32:29-06:00February 13th, 2019|cemetery, City of Riley, Crime, Jeff Holmes, Kansas, KMAN, Local News, Manhattan, news, Riley, Riley Countian Newspaper, Riley County, Vandalism|Comments Off on Vehicle causes thousands in damage at Riley Cemetery

Manhattan commissioners discuss future of economic development, annual report

Members of the Manhattan business community talked about the future of economic development in the city at Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission work session. The discussion followed a presentation on the annual economic development report. The city performs an accountability review of all organizations which receive Manhattan Economic Development Opportunity funds — including recipients of funds [...]

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By |2019-02-13T12:31:54-06:00February 13th, 2019|Chamber of Commerce, city, Economic Development, Geary County, Kansas, Kansas State University, KSU, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Taxes|Comments Off on Manhattan commissioners discuss future of economic development, annual report