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Kansas Military Units Resuming Functions

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:32:58

Kansas Military Units Resuming Functions

Soldiers at Fort Riley will be able to resume normal training and education functions as the flow of federal money resumes to the nation's military. Activities had been curtailed for more than two weeks during the partial federal government shutdown. Maj. Martin O'Donnell, spokesman for the ...

 
 

Study Begins On K-4 In Saline County

By ksal-staff On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:28:14

Study Begins On K-4 In Saline County

The Kansas Department of Transportation is initiating a study of the K-4 Corridor in Saline County from I-135, east to the east side of Gypsum. According to KDOT, the goal of the study is to identify areas where improvements could be made to improve safety and ease of travel along this corridor. ...

 
 

Kansas Begins Reissuing WIC Checks

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:23:08

Kansas Begins Reissuing WIC Checks

With the partial government shutdown over, Kansas officials have begun issuing assistance checks again to women participating in a nutrition program. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says Thursday that local clinics could start issuing assistance checks for use in November and Dec...

 
 

Douglas County Tinkers with Agritourism Plan

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:56:55

Douglas County Tinkers with Agritourism Plan

Douglas County officials are considering changes to a new policy that was designed to promote tourism in agricultural areas. County commissioners voted Wednesday to ask the Lawrence-Douglas County Commission to draft changes to the "agritourism" zoning codes. The commission also imposed a morator...

 
 

Kansas Lakes Opening Back Up

By ksal-staff On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:55:48

Kansas Lakes Opening Back Up

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening operations following the shutdown of the federal government. This includes visitor centers, boat ramps and similar facilities that are typically open this time of year at all 18 of the district’s lake projects. The following camping areas will be reope...

 
 

VIDEO: Bi-Center Capital Improvement Plan Phase 1 Complete

By ksal-staff On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:37:47

VIDEO: Bi-Center Capital Improvement Plan Phase 1 Complete

Ceiling tile demolition, sound and light removal and installation of new sound and light systems make up the completed first phase of the Capital Improvement Plan approved by the Salina City Commission for the Global Spectrum-managed Salina Bicentennial Center in December of 2012. The original so...

 
 

Girl Left At School While Parents Buy Drugs

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:12:51

Girl Left At School While Parents Buy Drugs

Wichita police say a 7-year-old girl was left at school while her parents allegedly were trying to buy drugs. The girl was left at a south Wichita elementary school Tuesday while waiting to be picked up. When the parents didn't show up, the child's grandmother asked police to go to the girl'...

 
 

Woman Killed When Power Line Touches Her

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:07:19

Woman Killed When Power Line Touches Her

Leavenworth police say a 26-year-old woman died when power lines fell on her after her car ran into a power pole. Police Chief Pat Kitchens says after the Leavenworth woman's car hit a power pole Wednesday, she got out and was apparently trying to get two children out of the car when the power l...

 
 

Uncomfortable Visiting Home with Pets?

By joan-jerkovich On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:30:10

Uncomfortable Visiting Home with Pets?

I’m uncomfortable visiting my girlfriend in her home because of her house pets.  I hate it when her cats rub up against my slacks or paw at them because they leave cat hair and snags.  Then, when I try to be friendly to her dog, it licks my hands leaving me feeling like I need to wash them. I ha...

 
 

Congressional Dysfunction Needs Fixed

By opinion-press On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:46:28

Congressional Dysfunction Needs Fixed

Alan Jilka: “While we’ve been busy promoting democracy abroad our own has kind of gone off the rails at home.” - Thomas Pickering, retired U.S. diplomat Individuals channel surfing late at night a couple months ago might have come across an interview with Thomas Pickering on PBS in whic...

 
 
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