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Steve Forbes To Speak At K-State

By associated-press On Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:02:49

Steve Forbes To Speak At K-State

Steve Forbes, chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Media, will give the first Landon Lecture of the year at Kansas State. Forbes, who is also an author, served as chairman of the Board of International Broadcasting under presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He also ran for presiden...

 
 

Great Mall To Close

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:22:45

Great Mall To Close

The Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe will close in mid-to-late fall. The owners of the 786,000-square-foot mall said in a statement Monday that economic realities such as the economic downturn and changing buying habits prompted the closing. The mall has struggled to remain profitable sin...

 
 

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death as Homicide

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:03:07

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death as Homicide

Authorities in southern Kansas say they're investigating after a body was found near Park City over the weekend. Capt. David Mattingly of the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says Monday the case is being investigated as a homicide. A passer-found the body early Sunday evening. No further d...

 
 

Kansas Bill Would Keep Fantasy Sports Legal Amid Dispute

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:58:27

Kansas Bill Would Keep Fantasy Sports Legal Amid Dispute

A Kansas lawmaker is moving to keep fantasy sports leagues legal amid a dispute with the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission. Republican Rep. Brett Hildabrand of Shawnee submitted a bill to the Legislature Monday that would define fantasy sports as a game of skill. The distinction is important be...

 
 

Crash With Train On Slick Road

By ksal-staff On Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:43:06

Crash With Train On Slick Road

An icy road contributed to a fatal crash involving a car and a train early Monday morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Lanh Tranh of Garden City was driving a 1994 Lexus headed west on U.S. 50 Highway. He lost control due to the icy road, and came to a stop on railroad tr...

 
 

School Curriculum Changes Sought

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:25:26

School Curriculum Changes Sought

Some Kansas lawmakers and interest groups see the upheaval in education funding as an opportunity to tweak school curriculums. Governor Sam Brownback said he plans to repeal the current school funding formula and instead fund each school district via block grants. Some Republican lawmakers and co...

 
 

“Storm Fury” Coming To Salina Wednesday

By toddpittenger On Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:16:02

“Storm Fury” Coming To Salina Wednesday

A "Storm Fury On The Plains" started rolling across Kansas last week. National Weather Service meteorologists are spreading out across the state and presenting their annual spring severe weather safety and spotter classes. The annual "Storm Fury on The Plains" presentations from the Wichita offic...

 
 

English mother, daughter to watch Kansas leg of pancake race

By associated-press On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 16:59:24

English mother, daughter to watch Kansas leg of pancake race

An English mother and daughter who are both past champions of a trans-Atlantic pancake race will be in southwest Kansas for this year's competition. The High Plains Daily Leader reports that 21-year-old Devon Byrne won't be able to compete Tuesday because she won for a third straight time last ye...

 
 

Rules dispute in Kansas Legislature stalls work in Senate

By associated-press On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 16:56:02

Rules dispute in Kansas Legislature stalls work in Senate

A dispute over a common tactic used by Kansas lawmakers to rush bills to passage has prompted the Senate's majority leader to stop scheduling debates on legislation in his chamber. House and Senate negotiators met briefly Friday to work on the final version of the rules governing interactions bet...

 
 

K-State’s response to open records request shows difficulty

By associated-press On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 16:54:17

K-State’s response to open records request shows difficulty

A First Amendment expert says Kansas State University's heavily redacted 11-page response to a newspaper's open records request highlights shortcomings in the state's open records law. The Topeka Capital-Journal filed a request seeking more information on the process that went into crafting Gov. ...

 
 
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