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House rejects bill exempting private health clubs

By associated-press On Sat, 03 May 2014 20:16:46

House rejects bill exempting private health clubs

The Kansas House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would have exempted private-sector health clubs from property taxes. The Wichita Eagle reports  that a House-Senate conference committee had earlier removed the proposed tax break from a bill that passed the Senate, but supporters in t...

 
 

Wichita man sentenced for meth injection death

By associated-press On Sat, 03 May 2014 20:12:19

Wichita man sentenced for meth injection death

A 38-year-old Wichita man won't face the hard 50 prison sentence after the jury in his trial couldn't agree on giving him the heftier sentence. Jason A. Jones was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping in the death of 34-year-old Shawn Lindsey, who was injected with a ...

 
 

Salina Students Honored With Jester Awards

By ksal-staff On Sat, 03 May 2014 14:22:57

Salina Students Honored With Jester Awards

Students from Salina South were among Kansas high school thespians taking home Jester Awards Friday night at the 13th annual Jester Awards celebration at the Orpheum Theater in Wichita. The awards show event honors excellence in the production of high school musicals across Kansas. As part of th...

 
 

Kansas Wheat Already Stressed as Hot Weather Looms

By associated-press On Sat, 03 May 2014 01:31:46

Kansas Wheat Already Stressed as Hot Weather Looms

Heat and dry weather forecast for Kansas this weekend are expected to strain a winter wheat crop already battered by drought conditions and early spring freezes. The National Weather Service says temperatures across most of southern Kansas are expected to climb into the mid-80s on Saturday and th...

 
 

Kansas Senate Adopts Budget Bill

By associated-press On Sat, 03 May 2014 01:30:22

Kansas Senate Adopts Budget Bill

Kansas senators have approved a budget that completes spending for state agencies for 2015, including bonuses for state workers and funds to shrink a waiting list of disabled people needing health services. The Senate's 22-18 vote Friday sends the bill to the House, which was to vote later in the...

 
 

Kansas House Blocks Repeal of Green Energy Rule

By associated-press On Sat, 03 May 2014 01:28:29

Kansas House Blocks Repeal of Green Energy Rule

A vote in the Kansas House appears to have saved a state requirement for utilities to rely on wind and other renewable resources to generate some of their electricity. On a 63-60 vote Friday, the House blocked debate on a bill repealing the mandate for utilities to have renewable resources cover ...

 
 

Kansas Senate Approves Prairie Chicken Bill

By associated-press On Sat, 03 May 2014 01:26:41

Kansas Senate Approves Prairie Chicken Bill

The Kansas Senate has approved legislation declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate prairie chickens in the state. The 30-7 vote Friday evening sent the measure to the House, where passage would send it to Gov. Sam Brownback. The measure is a response to the federal g...

 
 

Seatbelt Use Rising at SES

By ksal-staff On Fri, 02 May 2014 18:48:35

Seatbelt Use Rising at SES

A safety program is helping students at Southeast of Saline to remember to buckle up. The S.A.F.E. (Seatbelts are for everyone) program has been in place at SES with the help of the Saline County Sheriff's Office since September of 2010. School Resource Officer, Deputy Linda Martinez says the ...

 
 

Kansas Lawmakers Mull Repeal of Green Energy Rule

By associated-press On Fri, 02 May 2014 18:17:37

Kansas Lawmakers Mull Repeal of Green Energy Rule

Opponents of a renewable energy requirement for Kansas utilities have drafted a new proposal for ending it, and lawmakers are preparing to debate it. The House is expected to take a procedural vote Friday to determine whether both chambers could move ahead. It would repeal a requirement that util...

 
 

Fort Hays State Introduces New President

By ksal-staff On Fri, 02 May 2014 17:02:58

Fort Hays State Introduces New President

Forth Hays State University announces a successor to retiring president Dr. Edward Hammond. The school Friday morning introduced Dr. Mirta Martin as the ninth president of Fort Hays State University. In a special meeting at the school, the Kansas Board of Regents voted to approve the appointment ...

 
 
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