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Lawmakers Hope To Protect Money For Roads

By associated-press On Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:59:03

Lawmakers Hope To Protect Money For Roads

Kansas lawmakers want to keep money from being transferred away from transportation projects. The House Transportation Budget Committee voted Thursday to protect $280 million in infrastructure funds that would have been transferred away over the next two fiscal years under the governor's recommen...

 
 

Proposal For Concealed Guns Without Permit

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:54:38

Proposal For Concealed Guns Without  Permit

Gun-rights groups in Kansas are telling legislators that the state should allow its residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit. The Kansas Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill ending a requirement for people wanting to carry concealed to get a ...

 
 

Oil Pipeline Land-Seize Effort Suspended

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:52:12

Oil Pipeline Land-Seize Effort Suspended

A Canadian oil pipeline company is temporarily suspending efforts to seize Nebraska land for the Keystone Pipeline XL amid a legal challenge. A Holt County District judge issued a temporary injunction Thursday, keeping TransCanada from invoking eminent domain along the proposed Keystone Pipeline ...

 
 

Scientists Warn Of “Megadroughts”

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:49:47

Scientists Warn Of  “Megadroughts”

Scientists warn the Southwest and Central Plains could face "megadroughts" during the second half of this century. And they could last for decades. The scientists write in a study in the journal Science Advances that global warming will lead to "unprecedented drought conditions" -- the worst in m...

 
 

Commune Leader Testifies in His Own Defense in Murder Trial

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:24:24

Commune Leader Testifies in His Own Defense in Murder Trial

The leader of a Kansas commune that lived off the life insurance payouts of its dead members has taken the stand in his own defense. Fifty-five year old Daniel Perez testified Thursday about his time in Texas where he met the woman he is now accused of killing. He is charged with first-degree pre...

 
 

Victims Drove to PD with Assailant Following

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:17:43

Victims Drove to PD with Assailant Following

Police locate and arrest a Salina man for an alleged assault that happened last October. Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that 32-year-old Charles Bates, Jr. is being charged with aggravated assault and damage to property after an argument between acquaintances turned violent at about 1am on ...

 
 

Million Dollar Winning Kansas Powerball Ticket Sold

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:45:33

Million Dollar Winning Kansas Powerball Ticket Sold

Though there was no Powerball jackpot winner in Kansas, if you have a ticket, don't throw it away before you check it. According to the Kansas Lottery there was a $1,000,000 winning ticket sold in Kansas, and also a $10,000 winning ticket. The $564 million Powerball jackpot in the Wednesday night...

 
 

Attorney General’s Office Can’t Advise State Board

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:10:07

Attorney General’s Office Can’t Advise State Board

The Kansas attorney general's office told a state board that it didn't have enough lawyers to provide routine legal advice to the board. In response, the Kansas Underground Utility Notification Board says it will seek free outside legal advice. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rapp says attorney general's...

 
 

Possible Policy Changes For State Workers

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:55:10

Possible Policy Changes For State Workers

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is proposing to revise hiring, layoff and termination policies for Kansas government workers and possibly eliminate longevity bonuses for 17,500 employees. The state Department of Administration on Wednesday described the initiatives modernizing stat...

 
 

Regents To Review Same Sex Marriage Impact

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:51:56

Regents To Review Same Sex Marriage Impact

The Kansas Board of Regents has appointed a committee to study how legalization of same-sex marriage could affect state universities. Regent Fred Logan said Wednesday he expects the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a ruling that will "at a minimum" require states to recognize same-sex marriages perfor...

 
 
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