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Beth Cooper, left, examines a recliner with volunteer worker Kyeng Mercy Tetuh at Furniture Amnesty Day Friday afternoon at City Park.

  • Three Cats selected to NABC Honors Court

    Senior Brian Rohleder and juniors Austin Budke and Zach Winter were honored for their academic excellence on Tuesday, when they were selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court for the 2015-16 season.

  • K-State volleyball earns 6th consecutive academic award

    For the sixth straight year the Kansas State volleyball team earned the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

  • K-State men’s basketball to hold open practice

    Fans will get a chance to see the Kansas State men’s basketball team before it departs on a 10-day trip to Italy and Switzerland, as the squad will hold an open practice on Aug. 6 at Bramlage Coliseum.

  • K-State soccer to host scrimmages

    The Wildcats will hold a Purple/White scrimmage on Aug. 6 and will welcome in Washburn on Aug. 16. Both scrimmages are scheduled for a 7 p.m., start.


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    Enjoying the summer sun and the farmers market Saturday morning, area kids cooled down with some juicy watermelon and some light-hearted competition.

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    The Poyntz Avenue Mile race, which is a fundraiser for the Manhattan High cross country teams, starts near Capital Federal and ends near AJ’s Pizza.


  • Primary recommendations

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  • Racial disparity in arrests is wrong and must stop

    It is simply time for whites to stop trying to compare their experiences to ours when we speak on matters of racism. Now I’m sorry if that offends, but the reality is that we have not had the same experiences, not even here in Manhattan.

  • Don’t be fooled by Boyd; elect Marvin Rodriguez

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      My daughter is now an officially enrolled high school senior. And after a busy summer, my wife and I are feeling much closer to senior citizen status than we should.

    • Dread Pirate Roberts tells all in ‘As You Wish’

      This is a fun read for anyone among the legions of admirers of the classic 1987 film “The Princess Bride.”

    • Wilson’s romp through 16th-century England

      Inside and outside of London, D.K. Wilson brings the age to life, whether it involves the finery noblemen wear, the grit of the streets, the drinking and dining in roadside inns, the poverty, the home meals and the operations of a manor.


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  • Runners compete in Poyntz Mile race

    Runners from around the Manhattan area and a few from around the state competed in the Poyntz Avenue Mile on Friday.

  • Rangers top Royals with walk-off HR

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Mitch Moreland hit a two-out home run off Brooks Punders in the bottom of the ninth to help the Texas Rangers win in walk-off fashion over the Kansas City Royals, 2-1.

  • Track club heading to Junior Olympics

    More than 10,000 athletes from across the world will travel to Rio de Janeiro next week for the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

State & Region

  • Affluent Kansas City suburbs at center of political backlash

    SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Small-government Republican conservatives face a political backlash in Kansas because of the state's budget problems and battles over education funding, and the epicenter is in sprawling Kansas City suburbs where residents have cherished public schools for decades.

  • Judge: Kansas must count disputed state, local race votes

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must count potentially thousands of votes in state and local races from people who've registered without providing citizenship documents, a county judged ruled on Friday.

  • The Latest: Ruling upends Kansas primary preparations

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a judge's ruling on Kansas' two-tiered voting system (all times local):

  • ACLU: Army investigating Manning after suicide attempt

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks now faces possible punishment for offenses stemming from a suicide attempt, a civil rights group said Thursday.

  • Kansas stepfather accused of abandoning infant in trash

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Police in Lawrence, Kansas, say a 9-month-old girl's stepfather is accused of abandoning the infant in a trash bin earlier this month.

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