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Legislators Beginning Budget Discussions

By associated-press On Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:13:02

Legislators Beginning Budget Discussions

Kansas legislative committees are preparing to consider proposals for closing a projected $279 million shortfall in the state's current budget. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Ron Ryckman Jr. says the panel will begin hearings Wednesday on budget-balancing legislation. The Senate Ways ...

 
 

Chisholm Trail Could Become National Historic Trail

By ksal-staff On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:16:30

Chisholm Trail Could Become National Historic Trail

A National Park Service feasibility study/environmental assessment for the Chisholm and Great Western National Historic Trail is complete and is available for public comment. This has been a four year project. In 2010 the National Park Service conducted 12 public meetings along the trails to receive...

 
 

Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016

By associated-press On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:34:22

Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are courting the Republican Party's elite donors in the early maneuvering for the 2016 presidential race. But several other potential Republican candidates are concentrating their efforts on Christian conservatives. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hosted a prayer rally in ...

 
 

KSU Salina Hosting Diversity Event

By ksal-staff On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:23:32

KSU Salina Hosting Diversity Event

In an effort to offer more cultural experiences to the campus and community, Kansas State University Salina’s Multicultural Student Union will be hosting a Diversity High Tea that will feature a question and answer forum with the cast of “Clybourne Park” from Salina Community Theatre. The pres...

 
 

Governor Proposes Reversing School Funding Increase

By associated-press On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:14:46

Governor Proposes Reversing School Funding Increase

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing to backpedal on a much-ballyhooed increase in state spending on public schools after seeking to slow down aggressive tax-cutting to close budget shortfalls. Brownback won a name in conservative circles by successfully pushing lawmakers to slash personal inco...

 
 

Drones Could Impact Food Supply

By associated-press On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:41:34

Drones Could Impact Food Supply

Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides. The president of the National Farmers Union says that when it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible." This month, the Federal Aviation Administration issued th...

 
 

Brownback shifts blame for state budget woes on Legislature

By associated-press On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:32:03

Brownback shifts blame for state budget woes on Legislature

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says state lawmakers are responsible for the tax cuts that have put his state in a financial hole. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the governor on Thursday told the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce at its annual luncheon that he initially had proposed a flat tax, wi...

 
 

Supporters push new level of dental worker at Topeka Capitol

By associated-press On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:29:23

Supporters push new level of dental worker at Topeka Capitol

A plan to address a Kansas dental care shortage with a new type of health care worker is being pushed again in the Legislature despite stiff opposition. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that registered dental practitioners would be able to perform basic services, such as fillings, crowns and so...

 
 

Topeka teen sentenced to 9 years for abuse of baby

By associated-press On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:23:48

Topeka teen sentenced to 9 years for abuse of baby

A Topeka teen has been sentenced to nine years in prison for child abuse that left a baby with serious brain damage. The Topeka reports that Koylen Corbin McKinney was sentenced Friday for abusing a 7-month-old boy in Holton. McKinney was two months shy of his 18th birthday when the abuse happene...

 
 

Poacher Who Killed Swan Sought

By ksal-staff On Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:18:30

Poacher Who Killed Swan Sought

Kansas game wardens are looking for a poacher who shot and killed a swan. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, a Linn County game warden is asking for the public's assistance.  A swan was shot, and the carcass was left, near the east Pleasanton City Lake this week....

 
 
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