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Kansas Considers Moving Local Elections

By associated-press On Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:55:00

Kansas Considers Moving Local Elections

A Kansas Senate committee plans to review a proposal this week to change the dates of local elections so they occur on the same schedule as legislative and statewide contests. The bill on the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee's agenda Wednesday is a modified version of a proposal from the Kan...

 
 

Fort Hays State Honors Area Students

By toddpittenger On Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:26:50

Fort Hays State Honors Area Students

When Edward Hammond became Fort Hays State University President 27-years-ago one of his first orders of business was to institute the Student Recognition Program. Sunday night he attended what could be his final one, and it was in Salina. President Hammond is retiring effective June 30th, the en...

 
 

Advocates push oxygen test for Kansas newborns

By associated-press On Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:31:20

Advocates push oxygen test for Kansas newborns

The Kansas chapter of the American Heart Association says state health officials aren't acting quickly enough to require a screening test that could save newborn babies' lives. The screening, called a pulse oximetry test, measures a baby's oxygen level and can help identify congenital heart defec...

 
 

Kansas family to accept honor for WWII hero

By associated-press On Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:24:45

Kansas family to accept honor for WWII hero

Nearly 70 years after Nebraska-born soldier Donald Schwab knocked out a German machine gun position on a French battlefield, his descendants are heading to the White House this month to accept the Medal of Honor on his behalf. The delegation representing the late Army lieutenant will include his ...

 
 

PHOTO GALLERY: Country Stars Special Performance

By toddpittenger On Sun, 09 Mar 2014 05:15:45

PHOTO GALLERY: Country Stars Special Performance

The Eli Young Band gave a unique concert experience in Salina Saturday. Prior to their show with Darius Ruucker and David Nail, the country stars played an intimate, acoustic set for about 50 people. The event was put together by Salina Media Group radio station Y 93.7 as a fundraiser to help fi...

 
 

Kansas Democrats upbeat about governor’s race

By associated-press On Sun, 09 Mar 2014 04:22:50

Kansas Democrats upbeat about governor’s race

Kansas Democrats feel upbeat about their chances of unseating Republican Gov. Sam Brownback this year as Democratic challenger Paul Davis makes school funding a major issue. Several hundred Democratic officials and activists gathered Saturday for Washington Days, the party's biggest annual meetin...

 
 

Body found, police say no foul play suspected

By associated-press On Sun, 09 Mar 2014 04:18:56

Body found, police say no foul play suspected

Lawrence police say they don't suspect foul play in the death of a 44-year-old Lawrence man whose body was found near the Kansas River. The Lawrence Journal-World reports emergency responders were dispatched at 8:48 a.m. Saturday after a member of a river cleanup group reported finding the body. ...

 
 

Researcher Seeks Clues To Tornado Paths

By associated-press On Sun, 09 Mar 2014 03:02:04

Researcher Seeks Clues To Tornado Paths

Weather officials will be watching major thunderstorms this year for a clue that may help indicate the path of potential tornadoes. The research stems from tornadoes last year in Kansas and Oklahoma that baffled weather researcher Jon Davies. The two large tornadoes — one near Bennington in nor...

 
 

Marathon Spelling Bee Ends

By associated-press On Sun, 09 Mar 2014 02:56:39

Marathon Spelling Bee Ends

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A marathon spelling bee finally has a conclusion — after nearly 100 rounds and two weeks of anticipation. A seventh-grader and fifth-grader exhausted the Jackson County spelling bee's initial word list Feb. 22, forcing another day of competition. On Saturday, the se...

 
 

Spring Forward This Weekend

By associated-press On Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:02:25

Spring Forward This Weekend

A sure sign that spring is on the horizon: It's time to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes later before heading to bed Saturday night, but daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time. You lose an hour of sleep...

 
 
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