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Governor’s Christmas Tree Arrives

By associated-press On Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:57:33

Governor’s Christmas Tree Arrives

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The governor's Christmas tree has arrived at Cedar Crest on a horse-drawn coach. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Governor Sam Brownback hopped on the high-wheel hitch wagon for the final leg of the delivery. He shouted "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Thanksgiving" after...

 
 

Campus Gun Law Prompts Debate

By associated-press On Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:51:38

Campus Gun Law Prompts Debate

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — University students in Kansas are starting to talk about a day in the not-too-distant future when anyone over 21 who legally owns a gun will be allowed to carry it onto campuses across the state. The Wichita Eagle reported legislation passed in 2012 required concealed-carry...

 
 

Number of Homeless Rising

By associated-press On Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:46:50

Number of Homeless Rising

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More homeless people are without a place to sleep in Wichita. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development data shows that the number and percentage of homeless in Sedgwick County without shelter has roughly doubled over the past eight years. The Wichita Eagle (http://b...

 
 

The Salina Spirit of Thanksgiving

By toddpittenger On Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:59:23

The Salina Spirit of Thanksgiving

It was "organized chaos" at Applebee's in Salina Thursday, and organizers of the Salina Salvation Army Community Thanksgiving Dinner wouldn't have it any other way. The only thing on the menu was turkey, and all the trimmings. People begin lining up outside, in the cold and rain at around 10:00 i...

 
 

What You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

By ksal-staff On Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:30:17

What You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

When it comes to interesting facts about the Thanksgiving holiday, it's a virtual horn of plenty. What some of us call Turkey Day didn't become a national holiday until 1863. Just weeks before President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, he proclaimed the last Thursday of November ...

 
 

Kansas urges high court to look at judiciary in other states

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:31:47

Kansas urges high court to look at judiciary in other states

The attorney general's office wants the Kansas Supreme Court to look at how the judiciary in surrounding states works when it decides the validity of a law stripping the high court of its power to appoint chief judges. Court filings Wednesday laid out each side's arguments before the Dec. 10 hear...

 
 

Black leaders call for Election Day voter registration

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:29:29

Black leaders call for Election Day voter registration

The Kansas Black Leadership Council is asking the state to allow people to register to vote on Election Day. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1Yu0QSN) reports the proposal was included in the council's 2016 legislative agenda and is a response to the state's requirement that people provide proof ...

 
 

Bond Reinstated in Salina Murder Case

By toddpittenger On Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:15:58

Bond Reinstated in Salina Murder Case

Bond was reinstated Wednesday afternoon for a woman facing charges in a connection with a case invovling the shooting death of a Salina teen. 21-year-old Azucena Garcia-Ferniza, one of six people facing charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Allie Saum, appeared in Saline County District Court...

 
 

Humane Society: Keep Pets Safe at Thanksgiving

By associated-press On Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:00:40

Humane Society: Keep Pets Safe at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when many overindulge, and the Humane Society warns that dogs, cats and other pets can also become sick from what they eat over the holiday. The Humane Society says even the smallest table scraps can be harmful to pets, who should never eat anything that are not used to. ...

 
 

University of Kansas Residence Hall Imploded as Planned

By associated-press On Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:20:37

University of Kansas Residence Hall Imploded as Planned

A massive 50-year-old landmark residence hall at the University of Kansas has been imploded as planned. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that crews detonated about 750 pounds of explosives spaced through McCollum Hall on Wednesday. The implosion of the 10-story, 220,000-square-foot building als...

 
 
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