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Cold And Snow Return

By ksal-staff On Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:09:56

Cold And Snow Return

Cold and chances for snow return to Kansas Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, a cold front will push through the area  bringing gusty north wind, falling temperatures, and chances for snow. Snow will begin to drop south into North Central Kansas Wednesday morning and continue...

 
 

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $317 Million

By associated-press On Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:25:23

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $317 Million

It's been a while, but there's a giant Powerball jackpot that's expected to have a prize of $317 million by Wednesday night's drawing. The total is a return to form for Powerball, which has been known along with Mega Millions for its record-breaking jackpots in recent years. But there's been some...

 
 

Salina Free Dental Clinic Volunteers Needed

By ksal-staff On Wed, 04 Feb 2015 01:11:42

Salina Free Dental Clinic Volunteers Needed

Non-dental volunteers are still needed at the upcoming Mission of Mercy free dental clinic in Salina. For the second time Salina has been chosen as the host city for a statewide free dental clinic. The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation will host the fourteenth Kansas Mission of Mercy free denta...

 
 

School Funding Bill Could Prompt Cuts

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:59:42

School Funding Bill Could Prompt Cuts

Education officials say a school funding bill in the Kansas Legislature would force immediate cuts to programs in some districts. The Senate Ways and Means Committee discussed a bill on Tuesday that would cut $39 million in supplemental funding for schools in the current fiscal year, which ends J...

 
 

Kansas House Advances Budget Bill

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:49:33

Kansas House Advances Budget Bill

The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill eliminating a projected shortfall of more than $330 million in the state's current budget after members complained about some of the maneuvers for closing the gap. The Republican-controlled House advanced the bill Tuesday on a voice vote a...

 
 

Moran To Host Aviation Event In Salina

By ksal-staff On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:24:08

Moran To Host Aviation Event In Salina

Senator Jerry Moran will host an aviation event in Salina. According to the Senator's office, Moran will host an aviation roundtable to discuss a number of Kansas aviation priorities for 2015.  Along with Moran, the roundtable will include Senator Pat Roberts, representatives from the Kansas Ass...

 
 

Altered Historic Illustration Removed At Capitol

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:29:59

Altered Historic Illustration Removed At Capitol

The Kansas Historical Society has removed an 1860s illustration depicting an election in the state's territorial period after receiving complaints that the image had been airbrushed to remove references to voter fraud. The original illustration, "Voting in Kickapoo," shows men waiting to vote and...

 
 

College Gap Between Rich, Poor Widens

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:26:16

College Gap Between Rich, Poor Widens

The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation's richest and poorest students by age 24 has doubled during the last four decades. A study released Tuesday by two education organizations finds that the percent of students from the lowest-income families earning a bachelor's degree has in...

 
 

Kansas School’s Pricy Piano Criticized

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:21:32

Kansas School’s Pricy Piano Criticized

A Kansas City high school's purchase of an estimated $47,000 grand piano is striking some sour notes among critics. The school board approved the purchase last month for Sumner Academy. District officials say the old piano is in poor condition due to use and age. It's at least 40 years old. So...

 
 

Lawmakers propose tightening open records laws

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:46:44

Lawmakers propose tightening open records laws

Senate Democrats in Kansas say they plan to introduce a bill this week aimed at closing loopholes in open records laws when it comes to private e-mail accounts and electronic devices. The Wichita Eagle reports that the move comes after state budget director Shawn Sullivan used a private email acc...

 
 
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