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Appeals Panel Sides With Tax Board on Dodge City Casino

By staff On Sat, 02 Jan 2016 13:02:47

Appeals Panel Sides With Tax Board on Dodge City Casino

A Kansas Court of Appeals panel has ruled that a Dodge City casino doesn't have to pay the state's "use tax" on electronic gaming machines it operates for the Kansas Lottery. The three-judge appeals panel agreed with a state Board of Tax Appeals decision that said the Kansas Department of Revenue...

 
 

Kansas Bioscience Authority to Become Private Entity

By staff On Sat, 02 Jan 2016 13:00:07

Kansas Bioscience Authority to Become Private Entity

The Kansas Bioscience Authority says it will become a private entity this year. The Olathe-based authority was established in 2004 to attract bioscience technology to Kansas, using both state and private funds. The Lawrence Journal-World reports it has been criticized in recent years for the type...

 
 

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To Over $300 Million

By ksal-staff On Sat, 02 Jan 2016 00:00:04

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To Over $300 Million

The Powerball jackpot is up to $334 million dollars for Saturday night's drawing. The Multi-State Lottery Association says there were no jackpot winners Wednesday night. This would be the 12th-highest jackpot in Powerball's 23-year history. The largest winning jackpot ever was $656 million in ...

 
 

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...

 
 
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