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Budget Crisis Exposes Deepening GOP Rift

By associated-press On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:26:07

Budget Crisis Exposes Deepening GOP Rift

The finger-pointing is well underway within the Republican Party. Senators, governors and strategists from the GOP's establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives. It was their unyielding demands that triggered the 16-day partial government shutdown and sent the pa...

 
 

Funds sought for new Kansas State Fair barn

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:27:53

Funds sought for new Kansas State Fair barn

Kansas State Fair officials say a nearly 50-year-old barn and show ring is showing its age and needs to be replaced. The Hutchinson News reports the officials plan to ask the Legislature for money for the project. A contractor estimates that it would cost between $4.7 million and $5.5 million to ...

 
 

Registered sex offender charged with Kansas rape

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:25:45

Registered sex offender charged with Kansas rape

A Wichita man who appears on the national sex offender registry is charged with raping a 13-year-old girl. The Wichita Eagle reports a complaint filed in Sedgwick County District Court charges 40-year-old Terrill L. Andrews with having unlawful sexual intercourse with the girl late last week. ...

 
 

Race car beaten with a sledgehammer at Hays track

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:24:36

Race car beaten with a sledgehammer at Hays track

Authorities in northwest Kansas are looking for whoever took a sledgehammer to a race car at the RPM Speedway in Hays. The Hays Daily News reports that the damage apparently happened Saturday as driver Chadd Brown was watching the final three races with relatives. Brown had left his modified dirt...

 
 

Kansas Federal Sites Resume Operations

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:34:35

Kansas Federal Sites Resume Operations

The end of the partial federal shutdown means Kansas National Historic Sites will reopen, the military is resuming normal training schedules and checks are being issued to participants in a special nutrition program. Across Kansas Thursday, federal employees were returning to their posts, includ...

 
 

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...

 
 
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