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Regents announce new degree data tool

The Kansas Board of Regents announced the launch of “Kansas DegreeStats,” a free resource that provides reports on various degree programs in the state, at Wednesday’s meeting.

The tool, which can be found on, details the costs associated with the programs as well as on the earnings of Kansas graduates. It was built in response to Kansas Legislature interest in requiring a “degree prospectus” for each Kansas postsecondary degree program, according to the board’s press release.

The break down includes information on the typical resident tuition and fees; living and school expenses; program time investments; financial aid; and, with assistants from the Kansas Department of Labor, graduate wage information.

MFD, RCPD, residents extinguish early-morning residential fire

The Manhattan Fire Department responded to a residential fire early this morning that caused $2,000 in property damage.

Firefighters arrived on the scene, 1917 Casement Road, to find the accidental fire already partially co-extinguished by the home’s occupants and Riley County Police Department officers, according to the Little Apple Post.

The structure fire, which also cost $200 in content damage, was caused by discarded smoking materials.