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English mother, daughter to watch Kansas leg of pancake race

By associated-press On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 16:59:24

English mother, daughter to watch Kansas leg of pancake race

An English mother and daughter who are both past champions of a trans-Atlantic pancake race will be in southwest Kansas for this year's competition. The High Plains Daily Leader reports that 21-year-old Devon Byrne won't be able to compete Tuesday because she won for a third straight time last ye...

 
 

Rules dispute in Kansas Legislature stalls work in Senate

By associated-press On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 16:56:02

Rules dispute in Kansas Legislature stalls work in Senate

A dispute over a common tactic used by Kansas lawmakers to rush bills to passage has prompted the Senate's majority leader to stop scheduling debates on legislation in his chamber. House and Senate negotiators met briefly Friday to work on the final version of the rules governing interactions bet...

 
 

K-State’s response to open records request shows difficulty

By associated-press On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 16:54:17

K-State’s response to open records request shows difficulty

A First Amendment expert says Kansas State University's heavily redacted 11-page response to a newspaper's open records request highlights shortcomings in the state's open records law. The Topeka Capital-Journal filed a request seeking more information on the process that went into crafting Gov. ...

 
 

Wintry Mix Expected Late Sunday

By associated-press On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14:10:02

Wintry Mix Expected Late Sunday

Snow and ice are on the way to parts of Kansas. According to the National Weather Service, a storm system will track across the region late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night, producing a wintry mix across the area. Mainly snow is expected across the north, with a mix of light snow, sleet, and...

 
 

Salina Downtown Preparing To Pub Crawl Again

By ksal-staff On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:39:02

Salina Downtown Preparing To Pub Crawl Again

After it sold out last year, Salina is doing it again. Registration is now open for Salina Downtown Inc.’s second annual St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl. the event is Saturday, March 14th, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. This pub crawl is co-sponsored with Crown Distributing. this year eight Salina down...

 
 

Proposals for SE Kansas casino a contrast in approaches

By associated-press On Sat, 14 Feb 2015 22:16:24

Proposals for SE Kansas casino a contrast in approaches

Developers hoping to operate a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas have offered four proposals that provide a sharp contrast in approaches. The two most expensive proposals would place the casinos near the Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas borders. One is Castle Rock Casino Resort's $145 million...

 
 

Hundreds of gay rights supporters rally at Kansas Statehouse

By associated-press On Sat, 14 Feb 2015 22:13:25

Hundreds of gay rights supporters rally at Kansas Statehouse

Hundreds of protesters have rallied at the Kansas Statehouse against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's decision to end protections against discrimination for gays and lesbians working in state government. The rally Saturday on Valentine's Day had about 600 participants. It was organized by gay righ...

 
 

State spending millions to upgrade Osawatomie State Hospital

By associated-press On Sat, 14 Feb 2015 22:08:39

State spending millions to upgrade Osawatomie State Hospital

Kansas is spending millions of dollars to rehab one of its two psychiatric hospitals to avoid the loss of federal Medicare and Medicaid funds that make up about one-fourth of the facility's $26 million budget. The Kansas City Star reports Osawatomie State Hospital an hour south of Kansas City is ...

 
 

Event For Child Battling Cancer

By toddpittenger On Sat, 14 Feb 2015 12:25:37

Event For Child Battling Cancer

Family and friends are planning to rally this weekend around a Marquette child who is battling brain cancer. An event to to benefit 2-year-old Browynn Birdsong is planned for Sunday evening at the Marquette Elementary School. Michelle and Sammie King will perform, there will be cookies and refres...

 
 

Vaccine Opposition Throughout History

By associated-press On Sat, 14 Feb 2015 12:14:51

Vaccine Opposition Throughout History

They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination. In the 1800s, people protested in the streets of Victorian England after the British government began requiring citizens to get the first vaccinati...

 
 
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