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State’s KanCare Providers Miss Benchmarks

By associated-press On Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:08:53

State’s KanCare Providers Miss Benchmarks

Health officials say none of the state's KanCare providers met benchmarks for timeliness in claims processing during 2013. The Wichita Eagle reports the state set a goal to have all claims without mistakes processed in 20 days and all claims processed in 60 days. An August report from the Kans...

 
 

Police Investigating after Jeep Damaged

By ksal-staff On Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:07:05

Police Investigating after Jeep Damaged

An eyewitness may have stopped another vehicle burglary from happening inside the hospital's parking garage. Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that at 1:45am Wednesday morning, a Salina Regional Health Center employee was leaving work and saw a subject standing behind a Jeep Libe...

 
 

Husband’s Party Drinking? (part 2)

By joan-jerkovich On Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:42:43

Husband’s Party Drinking? (part 2)

My husband has gotten himself in to trouble with drinking, and I know he’s been trying to curb the habit, but we recently were at a party with family and friends where he was getting sloppy and loud. It made me want to pack up and go home early. He knows his drinking too much makes me mad, so ...

 
 

Citing Errors, Reno County Cuts Treasurer’s Pay

By associated-press On Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:05:37

Citing Errors, Reno County Cuts Treasurer’s Pay

Citing several accounting errors that cost the county thousands of dollars, the Reno County Commission has cut the treasurer's salary by more than 24 percent. Treasurer Jan Hull defended her work and questioned if she was being singled out before the commission voted Tuesday to reduce her salary ...

 
 

Brownback: Growth Will Close Kansas Budget Gap

By associated-press On Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:24:37

Brownback: Growth Will Close Kansas Budget Gap

Gov. Sam Brownback says his plan to create 100,000 new private-sector jobs in Kansas over the next four years will also close a projected state budget shortfall. Brownback pledged Tuesday to work to create the new jobs if he's elected to a second, four-year term. The promise is a key part of his ...

 
 

Kansas Expected to Harvest Bountiful Fall Crops

By associated-press On Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:23:01

Kansas Expected to Harvest Bountiful Fall Crops

A government report predicts bountiful fall crops in Kansas following a devastating winter wheat harvest. The National Agricultural Statistics Service forecast on Tuesday that Kansas farmers would bring in 544 million bushels of corn this year. That is 7 percent more than a year ago. The repor...

 
 

ACLU Says Offender Registry Unconstitutional

By associated-press On Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:21:16

ACLU Says Offender Registry Unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas is urging the Kansas Supreme Court to uphold a judge's finding that the state's criminal offender registry is unconstitutional. The registry includes sex offenders as well as people convicted of certain violent crimes and drug offenses. The ACLU sai...

 
 

Path to Fill Commissioner’s Seat Underway

By jeff-garretson On Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:53:37

Path to Fill Commissioner’s Seat Underway

Salina City Commissioner Barb Shirley resigned Monday, setting the stage for discussions on how to fill her seat. Shirley, who is the final year of a four year term announced her resignation at the end Monday evening's regularly scheduled meeting. She has pledged to stay on the commission until a...

 
 

Growing Kansas Wine Industry Poised for Harvest

By associated-press On Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:23:54

Growing Kansas Wine Industry Poised for Harvest

It's grape harvest time in Kansas, and the state's growing wine industry is expecting a big crop this year. The Kansas Grape Growers & Winemakers Association says the state has 35 registered wineries and vineyards. Most are small, with two to five acres of grapes, rather than large-scale farm...

 
 

Vehicle Damaged in Burglary

By ksal-staff On Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:16:25

Vehicle Damaged in Burglary

Salina Police are investigating after thieves cause $1000 in damages to a car in the parking garage at the hospital. Police say Heather Jonas of Manhattan contacted authorities after discovering that her 2001 Pontiac Sunfire had been broken into sometime Monday between 7am and 7:48pm while parked...

 
 
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