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Lawmaker Wants To Set Up New Foster Care Program

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:02:21

Lawmaker Wants To Set Up New Foster Care Program

A Kansas state senator wants to offer more money under a proposed foster care program to married couples who don't have alcohol and tobacco in their homes and regularly attend church. Republican Sen. Forrest Knox says he's looking to provide more stability for children. His bill would set up the ...

 
 

Lobbyists In On Budget Earlier Than Disclosed

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:31:57

Lobbyists In On Budget Earlier Than Disclosed

Newly released emails obtained by the Topeka Capital-Journal show the governor's administration informed two lobbyists about its budget efforts weeks earlier than previously disclosed. The emails showed they were included on a Dec. 6 email thread about the budget. President Kent Glasscock of Kans...

 
 

Local Officials Oppose Limiting Records Fees

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:28:39

Local Officials Oppose Limiting Records Fees

Cities and counties in Kansas oppose a southeast Kansas lawmaker's proposal to limit what government agencies can charge for fulfilling requests for public records. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee had a hearing but took no action Tuesday on a...

 
 

Democrats Condemn Anti-Gay State Action

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:32:32

Democrats Condemn Anti-Gay State Action

A decision by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback to narrow an anti-discrimination policy for Kansas government workers has prompted a Democratic lawmaker to introduce a bill aimed at protecting gays and lesbians. Democratic state Rep. John Carmichael of Wichita on Tuesday asked the Kansas House Judici...

 
 

Governor Rescinds Order Protecting Gay Workers

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:30:57

Governor Rescinds Order Protecting Gay Workers

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has rescinded a former governor's order barring discrimination against gays and lesbians in hiring and employment throughout much of state government. The Republican said Tuesday he issued an executive order canceling the August 2007 order by Democratic Gov. Kathleen Seb...

 
 

Zoo Visits Abilene Learn and Grow Depot

By ksal-staff On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:38:29

Zoo Visits Abilene Learn and Grow Depot

Rolling Hills Zoo brought some live furry animals, education, and fun to Learn and Grow Depot in Abilene this week. Anita Butler, Director of Education at Rolling Hills Zoo, began the program by reading the story “Kiss, Kiss” to the children. With Valentine’s Day near, the story was fitting...

 
 

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Addressing Budget Shortfall

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:22:05

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Addressing Budget Shortfall

Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill closing most of a projected $344 million shortfall in the state's current budget. Brownback announced his action Tuesday and said lawmakers worked hard in passing it last week. The bill mostly diverts money from highway projects and other special funds to g...

 
 

Sexual Assault Charges

By ksal-staff On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:13:38

Sexual Assault Charges

A Salina man is arrested for sexual contact with a runaway teenage girl. Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that police located a 14-year-old girl who was listed as a runaway from another city. Interviews with the girl led to the arrest of 20-year-old Madison Marsh. Police allege he had s...

 
 

Have Songs, Will Travel

By ksal-staff On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:50:45

Have Songs, Will Travel

Now's the time to order your sweetheart a Singing Valentine, from KWU. Members of the Kansas Wesleyan Chorale got up early and performed live on the KSAL Morning News with Rich and Jeff. The 'singing telegrams' will be packaged with a card - plus a rose or balloon and presented to your sweethe...

 
 

Baby Found After Carjacking

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:02:51

Baby Found After Carjacking

Police are investigating after someone stole a vehicle with a 5-month-old baby inside in Lenexa. The child is safe after authorities say the vehicle was found abandoned in Kansas City, Missouri on Monday night. The Kansas City Star says police were interviewing witnesses following the incident an...

 
 
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