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Schools, Abortion, Death Penalty Top Kansas Court’s Docket

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:54

Schools, Abortion, Death Penalty Top Kansas Court’s Docket

The Kansas Supreme Court is heading into a year in which it could shape policy with major rulings on school funding and abortion. The court heard arguments in September on whether Kansas is spending enough money on public schools to provide a suitable education for every child. It could rule any ...

 
 

Legislatures to Face Big Fiscal Questions

By associated-press On Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:53:16

Legislatures to Face Big Fiscal Questions

Big questions about taxes and spending will shape the Kansas Legislature's work after its annual session opens Jan. 9. But the biggest question might be how much GOP moderates work with conservatives and how often they seek deals with Democrats. Lawmakers and Gov. Sam Brownback must close a pr...

 
 

Kansas Residents Turn to Airbnb For Extra Income

By associated-press On Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:51:25

Kansas Residents Turn to Airbnb For Extra Income

Kansas residents are increasingly finding a new source of income in Airbnb, which allows travelers to rent space in private homes. Airbnb says Kansas residents hosted 20,000 guests in 2016. That's a 175 percent increase from 2015. And the number of Kansas residents hosting visitors doubled to 600...

 
 

More Arctic Cold Coming

By ksal-staff On Mon, 02 Jan 2017 13:16:45

More Arctic Cold Coming

After several days of relatively mild weather with daily highs reaching into the 50s, arctic cold is on its way. According to the National Weather Service, an arctic front will usher much colder air south across the region this week. High temperatures will reach the 30s Tuesday, with 20s Wednesda...

 
 

Wichita has second-highest average temp, rainfall in 2016

By associated-press On Mon, 02 Jan 2017 02:57:52

Wichita has second-highest average temp, rainfall in 2016

The National Weather Service says 2016 was one of the wettest and warmest in Wichita's history. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2iUf2VP) Wichita got 50.6 inches of rain last year, the second-most precipitation in the city since records began in 1888. The highest amount was in 2008, when ...

 
 

Man Killed in New Years Eve Crash

By ksal-staff On Mon, 02 Jan 2017 01:30:54

Man Killed in New Years Eve Crash

An Ottawa County man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early on New Years Eve near Tescott. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Weston McClure was driving a 1999 Ford pickup headed south on 30th Road. The truck left the road, vaulted over an embankment, and overturned. McClu...

 
 

Westar increases use of drones in Kansas

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Jan 2017 17:44:05

Westar increases use of drones in Kansas

Westar Energy says the increasing use of drones is helping it work faster, save money and improve safety for its employees. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2iAgWiu) that the company sends drones to inspect equipment, navigate remote areas and manage some emergency situations. ...

 
 

The Lawrence school district is appealing a finding that it violated rules by receiving free residential internet service

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Jan 2017 11:12:23

The Lawrence school district is appealing a finding that it violated rules by receiving free residential internet service

The Lawrence school district has appealed a nonprofit's finding that the district violated rules by receiving free residential internet service. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://j.mp/2iMTWJ0) Lawrence Unified School District 497 this month appealed the ruling from the Universal Service ...

 
 

Mentally ill Kansas man sentenced to 20 years in killing

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Jan 2017 11:10:43

Mentally ill Kansas man sentenced to 20 years in killing

A Kansas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing another patient at a mental health facility three days after he was discharged from a state psychiatric hospital. The Hutchinson News  reports that 31-year-old Brandon Brown, of Haviland, was sentenced Wednesday in Kiowa County Di...

 
 

Hutchinson center to break ground for $23 million project

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Jan 2017 11:09:40

Hutchinson center to break ground for $23 million project

A Hutchinson hospital is getting ready to break ground on a $23 million expansion project. The Wichita Eagle  reports that the official groundbreaking for the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center project is planned for Jan. 5. The hospital said in a news release that the project includes a new ...

 
 
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