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Kansas Senate president ousts health committee chair

By associated-press On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:24:07

Kansas Senate president ousts health committee chair

The Republican president of the Kansas Senate has ousted Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook from leadership of the Senate's health committee. Pilcher-Cook, a Shawnee Republican, said in an emailed statement Friday that Senate President Susan Wagle removed her from her post as chair of the Senate's Public Hea...

 
 

Budget patches have Kansas lawmakers seeing broader problems

By associated-press On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:21:41

Budget patches have Kansas lawmakers seeing broader problems

Kansas legislators are preparing to close a deficit largely with budget juggling, and a growing number are seeing broad problems with how the state is managing its finances. Conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's critics blame his aggressive tax-cutting policies for crises across state gove...

 
 

Strong Quake Shakes Multiple States

By associated-press On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:43:01

Strong Quake Shakes Multiple States

A series of earthquakes was felt across the Midwest Saturday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in northwest Oklahoma that was reportedly felt across Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas and Iowa. Fairview police and the Major County Sheri...

 
 

Land and Water Conservation Grants Improve Communities

By ksal-staff On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:16:16

Land and Water Conservation Grants Improve Communities

Does a park in your neighborhood need a new playground? Has your community been waiting for the right time to put in a new picnic shelter, ball fields or a dog park? Now, with the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCF), the time is right to make those projects happen. ...

 
 

Kansas Rig Count Down by One This Week to 541; Texas Down 14

By staff On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:00:34

Kansas Rig Count Down by One This Week to 541; Texas Down 14

HOUSTON (AP) - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 30 this week to 541. The Houston company said Friday 439 rigs sought oil and 102 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,358 ri...

 
 

Kansas City Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Drug, Weapons

By staff On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:58:46

Kansas City Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Drug, Weapons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man convicted of federal drug and weapons charges faces considerable prison time after authorities said he also killed five people. Rashawn Long was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in federal prison without parole for illegally possessing a controlled substanc...

 
 

Man Robs Kansas Convenience Store, Then Turns Himself In

By staff On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:57:49

Man Robs Kansas Convenience Store, Then Turns Himself In

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 28-year-old man is behind bars after having second thoughts about an early morning convenience store robbery and turning himself in. The Wichita Eagle reports a man walked into a Kwik Shop in northeast Wichita around 2 a.m. Friday, indicated he had a weapon and demanded mon...

 
 

Voting Rights Groups Sue Federal Election Officials

By staff On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:56:46

Voting Rights Groups Sue Federal Election Officials

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A coalition of voting rights groups have sued a federal elections official who required residents of Kansas, Alabama and Georgia to provide proof of U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote using a national form. The federal lawsuit, filed late Friday, also names as defe...

 
 

Senate Passes Bill Blocking Study of Clean-Power Rules

By associated-press On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:26:07

Senate Passes Bill Blocking Study of Clean-Power Rules

The Kansas Senate has passed a bill blocking a state regulatory commission from spending money to study how to comply with new federal clean-power rules until a legal challenge is resolved. The chamber's 37-2 vote on Thursday night sends the measure to the House. The vote came just two days after...

 
 

Happy Birthday George?!

By rich-alexendar On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:02:51

Happy Birthday George?!

Monday, February 15th is officially George Washington’s birthday, well, not really. His birthday was February 22nd, but the Monday Holiday act of 1971 assured that we would never celebrate on the actual day. But isn’t the holiday really a combination of Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays? Pres...

 
 
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