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This session’s abortion legislation about ‘tweaks’

By associated-press On Sun, 09 Feb 2014 18:52:39

This session’s abortion legislation about ‘tweaks’

Abortion is perpetually on the Kansas Legislature's agenda, and a House committee plans to vote this week on legislation pushed by abortion opponents. But supporters describe the measure before the House Federal and State Affairs Committee as technical legislation that makes small changes in exis...

 
 

KWU Group Offering Singing Valentines

By ksal-staff On Sun, 09 Feb 2014 13:30:59

KWU Group Offering Singing Valentines

If you are looking for a unique valentine idea this year, the Kansas Wesleyan Chorale can help. According to the school, the chorale is offering singing Valentines on Friday, February 14. They will entertain your special someone at home, work, or anywhere you choose in Salina. All singing Valenti...

 
 

Bill Would Abolish No Fault Divorces

By associated-press On Sat, 08 Feb 2014 18:48:34

Bill Would Abolish No Fault Divorces

A Kansas House member has introduced legislation to abolish no-fault divorce in the state. The bill would remove "incompatibility" as a valid reason for divorce. Instead, people who file for divorce would have to prove their spouses' fault. Republican Keith Esau, of Olathe, introduced the bi...

 
 

Bond Approved For Scientists Charges In Kansas

By associated-press On Sat, 08 Feb 2014 18:44:28

Bond Approved For Scientists Charges In Kansas

One of two scientists from China accused of stealing trade secrets from a Kansas research facility hasn't been able to make bond because a bank wouldn't give his wife a loan. A federal grand jury indicted Weiqiang Zhang and Wengui Yan in December on conspiracy to steal trade secrets and theft of...

 
 

Feds Want Man Barred From Filing Civil Actions

By toddpittenger On Sat, 08 Feb 2014 18:39:22

Feds Want Man Barred From Filing Civil Actions

Prosecutors want a federal judge to bar a Canadian man convicted of stealing his dead infant brother's identity from filing any more civil pleadings against witnesses in the case. The government's unusual request was made Friday in the criminal case against 58-year-old Leslie Lyle Camick, former...

 
 

Officials At Odds Over School Testing Gaps

By associated-press On Sat, 08 Feb 2014 18:36:12

Officials At Odds Over School Testing Gaps

Education policy experts differ over the causes of achievement gaps among Kansas public school students and whether the state is putting the right focus on how to boost scores. The discussion occurred Thursday during a joint meeting of the House and Senate education committees to review state sc...

 
 

Salina Implementing CodeRED Alert System

By ksal-staff On Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:59:14

Salina Implementing CodeRED Alert System

Salina and Saline County authorities are using a new emergency alert system. According to the Saline County Emergency Management Office, the City of Salina and Saline County have implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by Ormond Beach, FL-based Emergen...

 
 

Truck Catches Fire Near Gas Pumps

By ksal-staff On Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:31:19

Truck Catches Fire Near Gas Pumps

A vehicle catches fire Thursday evening dangerously close to gas pumps outside a South Salina convenience store. Crews were called to the Snak Attak convenience store at 1619 West Magnolia to the report of a vehicle fire. First responders found a truck fully engulfed near the gas pumps. Salina...

 
 

First Female Scout Executive To Begin

By toddpittenger On Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:41:48

First Female Scout Executive To Begin

A new leader is set to take over the Salina based Coronado Area Council Boy Scout Organization, and for the first time it will be a woman. According to the organization, Wendy A. Shaw is the new Scout Executive/Chief Executive Officer of the council. Shaw began her scouting career at Pikes Pea...

 
 

Judge Shields Evidence in Kansas Bomb Plot Case

By associated-press On Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:06:21

Judge Shields Evidence in Kansas Bomb Plot Case

A federal judge has issued an order shielding disclosure of government's evidence against a man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Kansas airport. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot on Friday granted the prosecution's request in the case of Terry Loewen, a 58-year-old avionics technician...

 
 
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