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Average gas prices in Kansas continue to fall, Manhattan sees 2 cent per gallon decrease

Average gasoline prices continue to fall, continuing a steady trend taking place in the state over the past three months. Kansas’s average gas price state-wide is the ninth cheapest in America — 31 cents lower than the national average — at $1.93 per gallon of fuel. That’s 15 percent lower than the rate last January, [...]

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By |2019-01-07T14:58:19-06:00January 7th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, State News|Comments Off on Average gas prices in Kansas continue to fall, Manhattan sees 2 cent per gallon decrease

Sen. Pat Roberts to retire, setting stage for open seat race in 2020

MANHATTAN — Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) announced plans for his future during a news conference Friday morning at the Kansas Department of Agriculture headquarters in Manhattan. The 82-year-old Republican chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee and has been known by some of his colleagues of reaching across the aisle to get things done. Roberts credited the bipartisan [...]

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By |2019-01-04T13:33:57-06:00January 4th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, State News|Comments Off on Sen. Pat Roberts to retire, setting stage for open seat race in 2020

Kansas unemployment falls to 3.2 percent; Manhattan at 2.5 percent

TOPEKA — Kansas Labor Department figures show the state’s November unemployment rate of 3.2 percent was just barely lower than the previous month’s rate and down from 3.5 percent in November 2017. Labor Secretary Lana Gordon shared optimism about what that means for job-growth. Seasonally adjusted job estimates indicate total nonfarm Kansas jobs increase by [...]

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By |2018-12-21T13:25:41-06:00December 21st, 2018|Local News, State News|Comments Off on Kansas unemployment falls to 3.2 percent; Manhattan at 2.5 percent

Infant ibuprofen being recalled from shelves of Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar

NEW JERSEY — Pharmacies and retailers are pulling liquid infant ibuprofen from the shelves after concerns that the medicine may contain a higher concentration of ibuprofen than advertised. New Jersey-based Tris Pharma, Inc. is voluntarily recalling three lots of the liquid ibuprofen sold under Walmart CVS and Family Dollar house brands. The product is used [...]

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By |2018-12-06T11:08:43-06:00December 6th, 2018|Local News, State News|Comments Off on Infant ibuprofen being recalled from shelves of Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar

Kansas Fire Marshal identifies arsonist who perished in Paxico winery fire

PAXICO — The Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal has identified the man who died last week in a fire at the Wyldewood Cellars Winery in Paxico. According to a release from the Fire Marshal’s office, 32-year-old Evan Jolly of the Kansas City, Missouri area was the one who perished in the fire Nov. [...]

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By |2018-11-13T12:48:47-06:00November 13th, 2018|Local News, State News|Comments Off on Kansas Fire Marshal identifies arsonist who perished in Paxico winery fire

Former K-State student convicted in ex-girlfriend’s murder

WICHITA — A Kansas State University student has been convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that jurors found 29-year-old Dane Owens guilty Tuesday of first-degree felony murder and aggravated burglary in the October 2016 killing of 22-year-old Rowena Irani. She was studying psychology at Wichita State University. Prosecutors say Owens [...]

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By |2018-11-07T12:20:43-06:00November 7th, 2018|K-State Activity, State News|Comments Off on Former K-State student convicted in ex-girlfriend’s murder

Roberts, Moran and Marshall voice concerns over Trump bailout plan

Kansas politicians welcome the federal government’s peace offering to farmers hurt by tariffs and trade war threats enacted by the Trump administration — but are skeptical of what it means for agriculture in the long term. U.S. Senator Pat Roberts released a series of statements after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday up to [...]

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By |2018-07-25T12:23:30-05:00July 25th, 2018|Local News, Riley County, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on Roberts, Moran and Marshall voice concerns over Trump bailout plan

Kansas Board of Regents approve tuition increases for universities

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents has approved tuition and fee increases for all six public universities, citing a need to keep pace with rising costs and declining state support. K-State is increasing its tuition by 1.1 percent after it announced in May a budget cut of $15 million for FY2019. Full-time resident undergraduate [...]

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By |2018-06-21T12:34:25-05:00June 21st, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, State News|Comments Off on Kansas Board of Regents approve tuition increases for universities

Svaty announces USD 383 board member as running mate for governor

Democratic candidate for Kansas governor Josh Svaty announced his choice of Katrina Lewison of Manhattan as his running mate for Lt. Governor Wednesday morning. Lewison, born and raised in Hutchinson and Buhler, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the 101st Airborne Division as a Black Hawk [...]

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By |2018-05-16T12:19:24-05:00May 16th, 2018|Local News, Manhattan, State News|Comments Off on Svaty announces USD 383 board member as running mate for governor

K-State Polytechnic to offer tuition help to aspiring pilots

SALINA — Kansas State University has partnered with an airline to help students who want to be pilots with tuition and job placement. The Wichita Eagle reports that the university’s Polytechnic Campus in Salina has partnered with Piedmont Airlines and its cadet program. Piedmont’s cadet program will provide the benefits to select students enrolled at [...]

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By |2018-04-02T14:11:17-05:00April 2nd, 2018|K-State Activity, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on K-State Polytechnic to offer tuition help to aspiring pilots