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On The March: Parade, Halftime Performance Highlight K-State Band Day Sept. 14

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MANHATTAN — High school marching bands from across Kansas — and even Missouri — are coming to Manhattan on Saturday, Sept. 14, to participate in Kansas State University’s annual Band Day. Band Day starts with a parade at 1 p.m. in Aggieville’s Triangle Park, with the bands starting east on Moro Street, turning south on 11th Street and then west ... Read More »

Tuition Hikes On The Horizon For Regents Universities

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If you’re sending a child to one of the 6-Kansas Board of Regents Universities – that would be the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State, Emporia State and Pittsburg State – you will likely see a major jump in tuition next fall. The reason – the state legislature cut nearly 5% from campus operation ... Read More »

Concannon Speaks About Legislative Session

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One of the attendees at the ceremony yesterday afternoon was Freshman State Representative Susan Concannon from Beloit. She spoke with me about the just completed 2013 session after the ceremony. Concannon said the compromise over the state sales tax that finally made it possible to pass the state’s $13.8-billion budget accomplished several things. It moved the lawmakers away from – ... Read More »

More State Workers Hired in 2013

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A report from the Kansas Department of Administration shows that the trend in hiring state employees is to hire unclassified workers and fewer classified workers who are protected by the Civil Service System. In those new numbers – more state workers hired overall in 2013, however, most of the new positions were temporary jobs with no attached benefits. The State ... Read More »