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Kansas Ed officials to seek waiver extension

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 05:47:17

Kansas Ed officials to seek waiver extension

Kansas education officials plan to ask for an extension of their waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Department of Education put Kansas on notice that it's at "high risk" of losing its waiver because Kansas hadn't taken enough steps to use student growth data as part of teacher eva...

 
 

KanCare shift expected Feb. 1

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 05:16:21

KanCare shift expected Feb. 1

Gov. Sam Brownback's administration says it expects the state to get federal permission soon to add long-term services for Kansans with developmental disabilities to KanCare on Feb. 1. Those services were taken out of the Medicaid managed care plan that began Jan. 1 after intense lobbying by disa...

 
 

Body found at Lawrence home

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 04:40:29

Body found at Lawrence home

Lawrence police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside a home officers were checking on a missing person report. Sgt. Trent McKinley said Saturday that officers went to the home late Friday in an attempt to contact the individual reported missing by family members. Offic...

 
 

Brown site to mark MLK Day with activities

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 04:39:19

Brown site to mark MLK Day with activities

The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka has a full slate of activities planned to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday's lineup includes music and dance performances, dramatic readings and a student art exhibition. Throughout the day, park rangers will also offer art p...

 
 

Wind Farms Could Endanger Small Aircraft

By associated-press On Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:40:02

Wind Farms Could Endanger Small Aircraft

A new study by researchers at the University of Kansas shows that air turbulence created by wind energy turbines could pose safety problems for small aircraft. Tom Mulinazzi, a KU engineering professor, says wind turbines can set up a circular vortex that can roll a small plane if it gets in the...

 
 

Kansans In Congress Split On Spending Bill

By associated-press On Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:38:04

Kansans In Congress Split On Spending Bill

Members of the Kansas congressional delegation have split their votes on a federal spending bill that includes $404 million for building the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan. The $404 million was part of the $1.1 trillion appropriations bill to fund federal government operatio...

 
 

Comment Period Opened Coal Plant

By associated-press On Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:34:49

Comment Period Opened Coal Plant

State officials are asking for public comment on a change in the permit for Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build a coal-burning electric plant in southwest Kansas. The permit changed after the Kansas Supreme Court in October told the Kansas Department of Health and Environment the permit had ...

 
 

Salina Educators And Legislators Meet

By ksal-staff On Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:23:09

Salina Educators And Legislators Meet

Salina USD 305 School board members met with Salina area legislators Saturday morning to discuss education concerns as the new session in Topeka gets underway. Senator Tom Arpke and Representatives JR Claeys, Diana Dierks, and Steven Johnson were all at the event, as was Deena Horst from the Kansas ...

 
 

PHOTO GALLERY: Football Exhibit Opens

By ksal-staff On Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:00:31

PHOTO GALLERY: Football Exhibit Opens

Visitors can extend football season into the winter and spring of 2014 by experiencing Football, a popular traveling exhibit. The exhibit opens this weekend at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan. Football is a 3,000 sq. ft. exhibition that introduces visitors to the science, mathema...

 
 

Emergency Measures To Control Blowing Soil From Wind Erosion

By ksal-staff On Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:30:50

Emergency Measures To Control Blowing Soil From Wind Erosion

Kansas is no stranger to howling winds, but blowing soil has caused serious problems in northwest Kansas this winter, creating concern for the remainder of the winter and spring, said DeAnn Presley, K-State Research and Extension soil management specialist. The blowing soil problem this year ste...

 
 
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