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UPDATE: Missing Salina Man Found Safe

By ksal-staff On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 04:43:27

UPDATE: Missing Salina Man Found Safe

A missing Salina man has made contact with his family, and is okay. Family and friends had been looking for 51-year-old Merelyn Hendricks II, who had not been seen since Monday. Friends feared that Hendrickson could do harm to himself. He has a mental disorder, but had none of his medication w...

 
 

Bill restricting sex ed moved forward by Kansas House panel

By associated-press On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 03:38:04

Bill restricting sex ed moved forward by Kansas House panel

Schools would need to obtain parental consent before teaching sex education to students under a bill endorsed by a Kansas House panel. The House Education Committee voted 10-8 to approve the bill Thursday. Several Kansas school districts already require written parental consent, and others all...

 
 

Kansas bill would direct state to study industrial hemp

By associated-press On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 03:34:19

Kansas bill would direct state to study industrial hemp

The Kansas Department of Agriculture would be tasked with cultivating and studying hemp under a bill before the state Legislature. The House Agriculture and National Resource Committee will hold a hearing on the bill Monday. The measure would direct the department to grow and study hemp plants in...

 
 

Budget Concerns Lead Legislative Update

By jeff-garretson On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:36:17

Budget Concerns Lead Legislative Update

A crowd of about 100 people joined area legislators on Saturday morning at the Salina Chamber for the first of three updates on state issues being discussed in Topeka. Senator Tom Arpke, and Representatives Steven Johnson, Diana Dierks and J.R. Claeys briefed everyone on their work in committees, t...

 
 

Kansas House panel passes strict reform to school wage talks

By associated-press On Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:28:46

Kansas House panel passes strict reform to school wage talks

Kansas school boards would have the power to tell teachers "take it or leave it" in salary negotiations under a bill endorsed by a state House panel. The House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee approved the bill Friday, sending it to the House floor for further debate. The bil...

 
 

Tech classes help young offenders prepare for future

By associated-press On Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:24:18

Tech classes help young offenders prepare for future

Young offenders incarcerated at Topeka's juvenile detention facility are learning technical skills to make them more marketable and less likely to get into trouble after they are released. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex offenders who are still in high...

 
 

PHOTO GALLERY: Warm Hearts; Icy Water

By toddpittenger On Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:21:37

PHOTO GALLERY: Warm Hearts; Icy Water

The temperature outside Saturday morning was in the upper 30s, and the water temperature in the lake at the Webster Conference Center north of Salina was hovering around 32 degrees. It was perfect conditions for a group of hearty volunteers  ready to take a "Polar Plunge". As a large crowd of we...

 
 

Supreme Court Rules On Salina Child Sex Case

By ksal-staff On Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:00:35

Supreme Court Rules On Salina Child Sex Case

The Kansas Supreme Court has reversed a Court of Appeals decision, and affirmed a Saline County District Court decision, in a "Jessica's Law" child sex case. 50-year-old William Jolly of Salina is currently in prison, serving a 165 month sentence for the rape in July of 2012 of a 12-year-old girl...

 
 

Kansas Senate Bills Seek to Stall EPA’s Regulations

By associated-press On Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:27:58

Kansas Senate Bills Seek to Stall EPA’s Regulations

A Kansas Senate committee is considering two bills that would delay or possibly prevent enactment of new federal clean air regulations. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the Senate Utilities Committee is expected to advance one of the bills next week. The Environmental Protection Agency is pr...

 
 

“Devil” Brigade Troops Coming Home

By ksal-staff On Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:44:28

“Devil” Brigade Troops Coming Home

Several thousand Fort Riley "Devil Brigade" soldiers are on their way home from the middle east. According to the Army, soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are returning to Fort Riley following a successful nine-month deployment to Kuwait. The first group of ...

 
 
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