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The Latest: Kansas Legislature passes big income tax hike

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:05:51

The Latest: Kansas Legislature passes big income tax hike

The Kansas Legislature has approved a big increase in personal income taxes to help balance the state budget in a move that defies Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Senate approved a bill Friday that would generate more than $1 billion over two years. The vote was 22-18. Senators acted the day af...

 
 

Legislators Wait for Governor’s Signature

By ksal-staff On Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:00:07

Legislators Wait for Governor’s Signature

Salina area legislators returned home for a question and answer session with the public on Saturday. About 40 people attended the meeting that centered on taxes and questions surrounding a way to pay for the state budget. State Senator Randall Hardy, District 24, Representative Steven Johnson,...

 
 

Dry, warm weather in Kansas sparks fears of drought

By associated-press On Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:13:08

Dry, warm weather in Kansas sparks fears of drought

Unusually warm and dry weather in February is stoking fears of another drought. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2kUzmrv) the average temperature this month in Wichita has been more than 8 degrees above normal, with more upper 60s and low 70s expected this week. The forecast calls for ...

 
 

Standoff with robbery suspect ends peacefully in Wichita

By associated-press On Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:09:52

Standoff with robbery suspect ends peacefully in Wichita

A robbery suspect is now in custody after a standoff in Wichita that ended after hours of negotiations. KAKE news reported (http://bit.ly/2kU1viu) that a 39-year-old man was taken into custody safely shortly before 11 p.m. Friday. Police spotted the suspect after 4 p.m. Friday. He ran into a n...

 
 

Brewer expected to announce run for Kansas governor

By associated-press On Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:08:23

Brewer expected to announce run for Kansas governor

Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is expected to officially announce that he will run for governor next year. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2lVPLAj) Brewer will make an announcement regarding "his political future" on Monday with stops in Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City, Kan. Republi...

 
 

Kansas colleges want to attract more in-state students

By associated-press On Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:06:15

Kansas colleges want to attract more in-state students

The Kansas Board of Regents is considering a task force to seek ways to keep more students in the state for their higher education. Regents chairwoman Zoe Newton made the request this week after a Kansas State University administrator presented data showing that enrollment among first-time freshm...

 
 

Beautiful Day For a Plunge

By todd-pittenger On Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:33:47

Beautiful Day For a Plunge

There was not a lot of "polar" in a weekend "Polar Plunge" event in Salina. An unusually mild February Saturday in Salina was a perfect day to leap off a dock into a lake. In past years the lake has been layered in ice, but not this year. The air temperature was in the lower 60s, and the water te...

 
 

Cowgirls Hand Clay Center First Loss

By trentsanchez On Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:31:30

Cowgirls Hand Clay Center First Loss

         The Abilene Cowgirls were on a roll early this season as they got off to a 6-1 start and a 3-0 record in the NCKL while beating league opponents by an average of 26 points.  That changed on January the 13th as Abilene lost at Clay Center 51-44.  The Lady Tigers snapped the Cowgirl’...

 
 

Kansas Legislature Passes Big Income Tax Hike

By associated-press On Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:19:12

Kansas Legislature Passes Big Income Tax Hike

The Kansas Legislature has approved a big increase in personal income taxes to help balance the state budget in a move that defies Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Senate approved a bill Friday that would generate more than $1 billion over two years. The vote was 22-18. Senators acted the day af...

 
 

Bus Damaged at St. John’s

By ksal-staff On Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:13:15

Bus Damaged at St. John’s

A school bus from Belleville was damaged in the parking lot at St. John's Military School on Thursday. Salina Police are investigating after someone shattered the back window of a Republic County USD 109 bus. that was parked in St. John's lot located at 110 W. Otis. Police say sometime between...

 
 
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