Early voting for local primary elections begins for Riley County residents today. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays until Aug. 3. Votes can be cast in person at 110 Courthouse Plaza or by mail. Registered voters who are unaffiliated with a party can still participate in the primary election by registering with a party, a decision that can be changed again after the primary election. The official primary is Aug. 7. For more information, visit the Riley County website.
Manhattan Mercury reports. Licenses for unsterilized pets would be approximately doubled due to “issues more associated with those animals.” Another change would have the pet’s rabies tag used as their license number, since the shot is required for the pet to be licensed.
The mural honoring Brown vs. Board Historic Site in Topeka inches closer to its finishing touches. WIBW reports that ArtsConnect, the organization that created the 22-foot-wide painting, invited community members to participate in its creation. Controversy struck the project in June when an artist painted an immigrant mother clinging to her child, but the image was painted over by ArtsConnect, saying it didn’t represent the site’s historic message.