Monday News Briefs


League of Women Voters, professors propose voter registration college course

The League of Women Voters, along with some college professors, have proposed the idea of a voter registration course for Kansas college students, in which they would learn how to register to vote, according to the Wichita Eagle.

The proposal was introduced Saturday in Topeka. The proposal targeted younger voters, as a majority of the state’s suspended voter list is comprised of them. Earlier this year, the Wichita Eagle reported that of the roughly 37,000 listed on the state’s suspended voter list, 40 percent are under 30 years old.

Voter registration has become more complicated due to new state laws, according to Marge Ahrens, co-president of the League of Women Voters.

The voter registration course will first be offered this fall at Washburn University, Emporia State University and Fort Hays State University. Students who enroll in and take the course will learn how to complete voter registration in Kansas for themselves and for others.

Manhattan Public Library begins roofing project

Manhattan Public Library’s roof project will begin today, and according to a release from the library, JB Turner Roofing is expected to complete the project by Dec. 25.

The west entrance of the library parking lot will be closed until the project is completed for equipment and supplies accommodation.

The Houston Street driveway will serve as an entrance and exit for traffic during the time of the roofing project.

Physical altercation leaves Manhattan man with significant injury

An aggravated battery and battery report that occurred in the 600 block of N. 11th Street on Friday around 2:30 a.m. was filed by the Riley County Police Department, according to KMAN.

Officers with RCPD responded to the scene of a reported fight, during which the victim, Alexander Schulze, 22, of Manhattan, was injured and left requiring medical attention.

As a result of a “physical altercation” with an unknown suspect, Schulze was found by police with a serious injury to his ankle. Reportedly, Schulze was kicked by the suspect, which caused a compound break.

Schulze was later taken to Via Christi Hospital for treatment.

RCPD asked that anyone with information regarding this crime report it directly to RCPD or the Manhattan/Riley County Crime Stoppers.

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