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2 die in crash near Garden City

By associated-press On Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:58:46

2 die in crash near Garden City

Two Garden City residents have been killed in a single-vehicle crash in western Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 46-year-old Terry G. Fraker and 48-year-old Vonda Sue Fraker died in the accident Saturday. The patrol says the accident occurred about two miles west of Garden City when the veh...

 
 

Colyer loans $500K to Brownback re-election

By associated-press On Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:57:04

Colyer loans $500K to Brownback re-election

Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer loaned $500,000 to Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign at the end of 2013. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports financial disclosure reports submitted to the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission by the Brownback campaign revealed the last-minute loan from Colyer, Brownba...

 
 

Grass fire hits southeast Kansas

By associated-press On Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:54:48

Grass fire hits southeast Kansas

A swift grass fire in southeast Kansas has burned several acres and damaged structures. No injuries have been reported. The Joplin Globe reports the fire north of Galena was reported Sunday. Firefighters from Galena, Columbus, Baxter Springs and two towns in southwest Missouri have been assist...

 
 

Gas leaks from Kansas CIty storage tank

By associated-press On Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:53:39

Gas leaks from Kansas CIty storage tank

Emergency crews have responded to a gasoline leak at a fuel distribution terminal in Kansas City, Kan. The Kansas City Star reports the gasoline spilled Sunday at the Magellan Midstream Partners petroleum terminal. No injuries were reported. Magellan spokesman Bruce Heine in Tulsa, Okla., says...

 
 

Arpke: Education Funding Will Dominate Session

By ksal-staff On Mon, 13 Jan 2014 01:38:23

Arpke: Education Funding Will Dominate Session

Uncertainty shadows the Kansas Legislature as it prepares to open its annual session Monday. Lawmakers are waiting for a state Supreme Court decision on whether the state is spending enough money on its public schools. Leaders from both parties believe education funding will be the Republica...

 
 

Kansas farm-to-preschool program seeks more funding

By associated-press On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:34:45

Kansas farm-to-preschool program seeks more funding

A northeast Kansas county's program that pairs farmers and preschoolers to teach the children about healthy food is looking for more funding. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Douglas County's farm-to-preschool "Healthy Sprouts" program has been funded mainly by grants that expire this year. ...

 
 

KU teams seek ways to improve classroom experience

By associated-press On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:33:14

KU teams seek ways to improve classroom experience

A University of Kansas task force exploring ways to update the classroom experience says one option is to minimize the amount of lecturing and using class time to work on problems and projects. Students in that kind of "flipped" class would read and watch lectures on their own time. Associate pro...

 
 

Kansas woman who lost 217 lbs. heads to Today Show

By associated-press On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:27:37

Kansas woman who lost 217 lbs. heads to Today Show

An Emporia woman who lost more than 200 pounds is telling her story to a national audience. Denise Wolford, the office manager for the Lyon County Department on Aging, lost 217 pounds on Weight Watchers and will be featured on the company's website later this spring. She's also scheduled to appea...

 
 

Kansas students’ experiment launched into space

By associated-press On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:24:38

Kansas students’ experiment launched into space

An experiment devised by Valley Center high school students has been launched into space. The Wichita Eagle reports the space flight launched Thursday included an experiment that five Valley Center high school students submitted to the Student Spaceflights Experiments Program. The experiment look...

 
 

Haskell names new president

By associated-press On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:20:48

Haskell names new president

Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence has named a longtime university employee to the school's top position. The federal Bureau of Indian Education announced Friday that Venida Chenault, Haskell's vice president of academic affairs since 2004, will become the school's president effective ...

 
 
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