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Kansas Group Seeks To Decriminalize Marijuana

By associated-press On Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:46:32

Kansas Group Seeks To Decriminalize Marijuana

A statewide group seeking to legalize marijuana in Kansas has launched a petition drive in Wichita to remove criminal penalties for possessing an ounce or less of the substance. Members of the group Kansas for Change told City Council members Tuesday they would be back with at least 4,300 verifie...

 
 

Traps Set To Find Ash Borer Infestations

By associated-press On Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:23:42

Traps Set To Find Ash Borer Infestations

Federal and state agriculture officials are setting 568 traps across Kansas to detect and prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer. The beetle has killed millions of ash trees since it was first discovered in North America in 2002. In Kansas, it was found in Wyandotte County in 2012 and Johnso...

 
 

Kansas Senate Advances Bill Voiding Local Gun Rules

By associated-press On Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:14:11

Kansas Senate Advances Bill Voiding Local Gun Rules

The Kansas Senate has rejected a proposal to keep concealed guns out of libraries and local community centers. Senators considered Kansas City Democrat Pat Pettey's proposal Tuesday before giving first-round approval to a bill stripping cities and counties of their power to regulate guns. Pett...

 
 

Feds Seek Stay of Order in Voter Citizenship Case

By associated-press On Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:12:23

Feds Seek Stay of Order in Voter Citizenship Case

Federal election officials are asking a federal judge to stay his order that the agency help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship. The court filing Monday comes after U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ruled on March 19 that the U.S. Election Assist...

 
 

Kansas House Panel Approves Prairie Chicken Bill

By associated-press On Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:10:09

Kansas House Panel Approves Prairie Chicken Bill

A Kansas House committee has approved a bill declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate prairie chickens or their habitat in the state. The measure is a response to the federal government's listing last week of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. Members...

 
 

Kansas Lawmakers Work on School Funding Plans

By associated-press On Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:07:56

Kansas Lawmakers Work on School Funding Plans

Budget committees in the Kansas House and Senate are working on competing proposals to increase aid to poor school districts to satisfy a recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling. The House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees met into Tuesday evening. Both were considering proposals to ...

 
 

AUDIO: Health Department Director Accused Of Sexual Harrasment

By ksal-staff On Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:50:36

AUDIO: Health Department Director Accused Of Sexual Harrasment

Several citizens spoke out against the new executive director of the Saline County Health Department Tuesday morning, including one former employee accusing him of sexual harassment. Melissa Lill of Brookville spoke out during the public forum session of the Saline County Commission televised mee...

 
 

Saline County Burn Ban Extended

By ksal-staff On Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:11:40

Saline County Burn Ban Extended

A burn ban continues in Saline County. According to the Saline County Emergency Management Office warm, dry and windy weather conditions continue to create an extreme fire hazard in the grass and crop lands of Saline County. Once started, these fires are difficult to control and strain firefight...

 
 

New Arrivals Welcomed At Zoo

By ksal-staff On Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:52:55

New Arrivals Welcomed At Zoo

Rolling Hills Zoo welcomes two new arrivals. According to the zoo, two new scimitar-horned oryx have arrived. The addition of the two males marks the return of the species to Rolling Hills. Previously, Sahara and Sahel were part of the zoo family, but had both passed away. The two oryx, Ndamu...

 
 

Taller Pooka in Salina

By jeff-garretson On Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:02:01

Taller Pooka in Salina

The audience will be seeing things at Salina Community Theatre this weekend, as the play "Harvey" comes to life. Director Gary Demuth says the comedy turns seventy this year, "There's a reason it's a classic, and it's still charming, relevant and every time it's done there's new life," he said. ...

 
 
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