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Kapaun Sainthood Quest Hits Speed Bump With Vatican Decision

By staff On Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:48:17

Kapaun Sainthood Quest Hits Speed Bump With Vatican Decision

Catholic diocese leaders from Wichita are told it'll take a miracle to get a Kansas native declared a saint after the Vatican chose not to declare the Korean War hero a martyr. The Wichita Eagle reports that Wichita Bishop Carl Kemme met with Cardinal Angelo Amato in Vatican City recently to make...

 
 

Former minority MU faculty voice support for protesters

By associated-press On Sat, 14 Nov 2015 23:21:27

Former minority MU faculty voice support for protesters

A group of minority former faculty members at the University of Missouri says racial problems must be addressed. The MU Former Faculty of Color released a statement late Friday supporting students protesting what they say is a racist environment at the predominantly white Columbia campus. The ...

 
 

Size of Kansas foster care population up 18 percent

By associated-press On Sat, 14 Nov 2015 23:18:35

Size of Kansas foster care population up 18 percent

The size of Kansas' foster care population has swelled 18 percent over six years. Child welfare advocates are blaming high turnover among caseworkers, parental drug addiction and cuts to programs that help poor families. Douglas County CASA executive director Diana Frederick says "something ne...

 
 

South Theatre Class Creating New Musical

By ksal-staff On Sat, 14 Nov 2015 14:42:59

South Theatre Class Creating New Musical

A group of students at Salina South High School will create and perform an original musical, all within the span of a week. The Repertory Theatre class will work on the project with staff members from the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts. According to the school, Nils-Petter Ankarblom a...

 
 

Wichita Business Owner Pleads to Prostitution Charge

By staff On Sat, 14 Nov 2015 12:19:17

Wichita Business Owner Pleads to Prostitution Charge

The owner of a Wichita massage business has pleaded guilty to a federal prostitution charge. The office of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas says Ping Liu pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted coercion and enticement to prostitution. The prosecutor's office says she admitted arranging for a woman posin...

 
 

Budget Shift Will Cut Childhood Program Funds

By staff On Sat, 14 Nov 2015 12:13:17

Budget Shift Will Cut Childhood Program Funds

An advocacy group says a budget adjustment that took $9 million from Kansas' Children's Initiatives Fund will mean a cut in money promised to 20 children's programs. The Kansas City Star reports a review by Kansas Action for Children says the budget adjustment will cost early childhood grant prog...

 
 

Governor Sam Brownback Wants Guantanamo Plans Dropped

By staff On Sat, 14 Nov 2015 12:07:42

Governor Sam Brownback Wants Guantanamo Plans Dropped

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says President Barack Obama should abandon efforts to move prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to U.S. soil. Brownback told The Associated Press during an exclusive interview Friday that moving suspected terrorists will compromise American security. The White House ...

 
 

Hunters Headed to the Fields

By ksal-staff On Fri, 13 Nov 2015 21:15:31

Hunters Headed to the Fields

Kansas pheasant and quail seasons open Saturday, honoring an opening-day tradition that draws hunters to Kansas from all parts of the country and from all walks of life. The second Saturday in November is marked on bird hunters’ calendars and holds the same excitement for them that Christmas Day h...

 
 

KU Plans to Address Racism

By associated-press On Fri, 13 Nov 2015 21:00:33

KU Plans to Address Racism

University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little says her school plans to begin sharing information next week on how it will address racism and discrimination. She said in a message posted Friday on the university's website: "I see you. I hear you. You matter." The message comes in the w...

 
 

Armstrong’s Honduran Mission

By jeff-garretson On Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:34:39

Armstrong’s Honduran Mission

Salinans will gather Sunday evening to lend their talent and to send their treasure to help a mission that reaches out to those in need in Honduras. Fellow Man International Board Member, Marshall Stanton joined in on the KSAL Morning News Friday with a preview of an Evening with Lisa Armstrong a...

 
 
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