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Education officials say schools need reshaped for the future

By associated-press On Sun, 27 Sep 2015 18:47:00

Education officials say schools need reshaped for the future

Kansas education officials say the state's public school system might need a complete overhaul to meet the demands of the future workplace. Education Commissioner Randy Watson says that could include changes in school culture, new roles for counselors and getting students more real-life work expe...

 
 

Kansas State, other state universities see enrollment drop

By associated-press On Sun, 27 Sep 2015 18:21:59

Kansas State, other state universities see enrollment drop

Kansas State University officials are attributing the school's first enrollment decline in nine years to tougher admission standards. The Manhattan Mercury (http://bit.ly/1jnBGX0) reports enrollment fell by 620 students, or 2.5 percent, according to a Kansas Board of Regents report detailing last...

 
 

Justices could review nonprofits’ contraceptives objection

By associated-press On Sun, 27 Sep 2015 18:18:25

Justices could review nonprofits’ contraceptives objection

Religion, birth control and President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are about to collide at the Supreme Court - yet again. Faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals that oppose some or all contraception as immoral are battling the administration. At issue are rules that allow t...

 
 

Rare Supermoon Eclipse Sunday Night

By associated-press On Sun, 27 Sep 2015 12:58:43

Rare Supermoon Eclipse Sunday Night

Get ready for a rare double feature tonight, starring our very own moon. A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a so-called supermoon Sunday night or early Monday, depending where you are. That combination hasn't been seen since 1982 and won't happen again until 2033. When a full or n...

 
 

Mountain Lion Photo Proves Hunch

By associated-press On Sun, 27 Sep 2015 12:49:24

Mountain Lion Photo Proves Hunch

A southern Kansas man says a photo taken on a trail camera last week proves his suspicion that a mountain lion lives on his property. Danny Holden was cutting up sand near a creek bottom on his Sumner County property on Wednesday when he noticed the image of a large mountain lion on the camera. ...

 
 

Men Sentenced For 3 Years of Poaching

By ksal-staff On Sun, 27 Sep 2015 12:43:02

Men Sentenced For 3 Years of Poaching

An Emporia man, and two men from Arkansas were sentenced this month for wildlife crimes. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism the men were sentenced for poaching activities that spanned three years, beginning in 2011 and ending in 2013. The poachers were charged w...

 
 

Intoxication No Excuse For Shooting at Police

By associated-press On Sun, 27 Sep 2015 12:34:23

Intoxication No Excuse For Shooting at Police

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that being drunk was no excuse for a Topeka man to fire a weapon at law enforcement officers. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the court on Friday upheld four convictions against David Allen Kershaw for aggravated assault on a law officer with a deadly weapon....

 
 

Salina Saturday Fall Fun

By ksal-staff On Sat, 26 Sep 2015 20:00:15

Salina Saturday Fall Fun

It was a perfect Autumn Saturday for Salina Autumnfest, and Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair events. After a wet Friday, the sun came out to dry things off on Saturday. The day began with the Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair Parade down Santa Fe. A large crowd gathered along the route. The parade featu...

 
 

Huelskamp Pleased By US House Speaker’s Resignation

By associated-press On Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:50:00

Huelskamp Pleased By US House Speaker’s Resignation

Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp hopes to eventually regain a seat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee now that Speaker John Boehner has announced plans to resign. But Huelskamp said Friday that he's focusing first on fellow Republicans picking a replacement for Boehner. Huelskamp clashed wit...

 
 

Man Charged In Combine Pursuit

By associated-press On Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:46:35

Man Charged In Combine Pursuit

A 37-year-old central Kansas man accused of leading law enforcement on a slow-speed chase in a stolen combine and ramming two patrol cars with it is charged with aggravated assault of a law officer. Barton County prosecutor Doug Matthews also charged Kenneth Lamb Jr. of Ellinwood on Friday with t...

 
 
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