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Kansas lawmakers approve contract for software

By associated-press On Fri, 01 Jan 2016 22:37:28

Kansas lawmakers approve contract for software

Kansas lawmakers have approved a six-month contract with a software company that was criticized for technical delays last year. The Legislative Coordinating Council this week approved a $293,488 contract for Propylon, a Dublin-based technology firm with a U.S. office in Lawrence. The company will...

 
 

Panel OKs dropping Medicaid for some hepatitis C patients

By associated-press On Fri, 01 Jan 2016 22:27:36

Panel OKs dropping Medicaid for some hepatitis C patients

A Kansas legislative panel is recommending that hepatitis C patients who drink alcohol or stop using their medications should lose Medicaid coverage. The KanCare Oversight Committee also recommended this week that the state health department use step therapy, which requires Medicaid patients to t...

 
 

Birding Big Year Competition Begins Jan. 1

By ksal-staff On Fri, 01 Jan 2016 15:18:41

Birding Big Year Competition Begins Jan. 1

New Year’s resolutions often focus on inner change, but what about making a change this coming year that involves the outside? If resolving to learn something new, find a hobby, spend more time outdoors, or become more active is on your plate for 2016, consider entering in the 2016 Kansas Birding ...

 
 

Westar Looks for Green Change

By associated-press On Fri, 01 Jan 2016 13:35:22

Westar Looks for Green Change

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas electric utility has announced a new wind power contract in south-central Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Westar Energy said Thursday in a release the company has a deal with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources to buy 200 megawatts of wind energy ...

 
 

Slain student met woman accused in death online

By associated-press On Thu, 31 Dec 2015 23:26:09

Slain student met woman accused in death online

An affidavit says a slain Wichita State University student contacted a woman charged in his death about sexual services she advertised online shortly before he was killed. Rayan Ibrahim Baba, a 23-year-old Saudi undergraduate student, was found shot in a parking lot of one of the university's dor...

 
 

Westar strikes deal for wind energy near Wichita

By associated-press On Thu, 31 Dec 2015 23:13:18

Westar strikes deal for wind energy near Wichita

A Kansas electric utility has announced a new wind power contract in south-central Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1JLHmR6) that Westar Energy said Thursday in a release the company has a deal with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources to buy 200 megawatts of wind ene...

 
 

VIDEO: Ringing In The “Noon Year”

By ksal-staff On Thu, 31 Dec 2015 19:00:11

VIDEO: Ringing In The “Noon Year”

About 500 revelers in Salina got an early start on 2016 Thursday. The Bicentennial Center, Salina Parks & Rec, and the Salina Area United Way hosted their second annual "Noon Year's Eve" event. A crowd, consisting mainly of children and families, gathered at the Bi-Center for the fun free eve...

 
 

Start The New Year With Gratitude

By joan-jerkovich On Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:47:36

Start The New Year With Gratitude

Gratitude is expressing thanks. This can be done internally in quiet moments of prayer, or meditation, or it can be spread out in to the world. Either way, to express thanks, can be the basis from which to live your best life. As we begin another New Year, consider starting a practice of showing ...

 
 

Major Damage in County Wreck

By ksal-staff On Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:27:38

Major Damage in County Wreck

A rear end collision on Old Highway 81 and Assaria Road sent two people to the hospital yesterday around noon. 17-year-old Joseph Meier was driving southbound on Old Highway 81 when he rear ended a pickup truck attempting to turn onto Assaria Road. The driver of the pickup, 41-year-old William...

 
 

County Home Receives Unwanted Paint Job

By ksal-staff On Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:22:08

County Home Receives Unwanted Paint Job

A rental home on the 6800 block of East K4 was damaged over the weekend. Ten windows were broken out of the home; two from the garage and eight on the home. The perpetrators then threw paint around the home, damaging the carpet. Total damage is estimated at $1,550. Copyright © Alpha Media,...

 
 
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