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State Money Saving, Generating Recommendations

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:20:40

State Money Saving, Generating Recommendations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Consultants have made several recommendations to Kansas lawmakers to save and generate cash, including centralizing the leasing of state office space and having the state transportation department sell off rarely used equipment. Alvarez and Marsal, which is conducting an eff...

 
 

Case Touches on High Court’s Power, Judicial Funding

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:15:47

Case Touches on High Court’s Power, Judicial Funding

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is taking up a case dealing with its administrative power that could jeopardize the judiciary's entire budget. The high court hears arguments Thursday on a 2014 law that strips it of its authority to appoint the chief judges in the state's 31 jud...

 
 

Is Medicaid the Answer to Kansas Financial Woes?

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 04:27:32

Is Medicaid the Answer to Kansas Financial Woes?

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A study shows that Medicaid expansion could potentially turn into a moneymaker for Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports that the study was released Tuesday. Study author Deborah Bachrach says the fact that Kansas is facing a budget crisis is "exactly the reason why it needs to e...

 
 

State Abortion Laws Surface in Appellate Court

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 04:23:32

State Abortion Laws Surface in Appellate Court

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A lawsuit against a Kansas ban on a common second-trimester procedure has forced the state Court of Appeals to consider how much the state constitution protects abortion rights. The full 14-member court heard arguments Wednesday in the state's appeal of a Shawnee County judge'...

 
 

Toy Drive in Memory of Former Realtor

By ksal-staff On Wed, 09 Dec 2015 20:51:17

Toy Drive in Memory of Former Realtor

A toy drive this weekend will honor the memory of a long-time, well known Salina Realtor who founded it, and who passed away earlier this week. 66-year-old David Antrim was diagnosed back in October with a rare brain disease. He passed away Monday at his home in Kansas City, Missouri. Antrim w...

 
 

Murder Trial Won’t Be Moved

By toddpittenger On Wed, 09 Dec 2015 20:10:02

Murder Trial Won’t Be Moved

A trial for a man accused of firing the shot that killed a Salina teen back in May will not be moved to a different location. Wednesday afternoon in Saline County District Court Judge Renee Young denied a change of venue motion for 22-year-old Macio Palacio. Palacio is one of five people accus...

 
 

Donations Needed to Fill Gaps

By jeff-garretson On Wed, 09 Dec 2015 18:12:09

Donations Needed to Fill Gaps

Preparations are underway for a Salina tradition to continue, volunteers are getting ready for the 33rd Annual Bill Fekas Family Christmas Dinner. Chef Bill Fekas joined in on the KSAL Morning News Wednesday with a look behind the food and funding that has helped put a free Christmas dinner on th...

 
 

Salina Syphilis Outbreak Update

By ksal-staff On Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:28:06

Salina Syphilis Outbreak Update

Saline County Health Department Director Jason Tiller told the county’s Health Advisory Council Tuesday that 16 cases of syphilis among Saline County residents have been “lab confirmed”. Although data continues to emerge, it appears that the demographic involved so far in the county’s syphil...

 
 

Volunteers Ready to Wrap Angel Tree Gifts

By ksal-staff On Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:12:43

Volunteers Ready to Wrap Angel Tree Gifts

All of the angels on this year's Salina Salvation Army's Angel Tree, 661 of them, have been adopted. Now, volunteers are awaiting their return. Each angel represents an area child 12-years-old or younger who without a little help, might not otherwise have much of a Christmas. The angel has on it ...

 
 

Residential Burglar Comes Away with Hefty Heist

By ksal-staff On Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:16:15

Residential Burglar Comes Away with Hefty Heist

A home on the 800 block of East Jewell was burglarized yesterday morning, and owners are missing nearly $5,000 in possessions and cash. The burglar forced entry through a door, and stole 2 TV's that were owned by Rent-A-Center, jewelry, an iPod, a Canon digital camera and cash for a total loss of...

 
 
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