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Kansas Senate approves bill to decrease Medicaid drug costs

By associated-press On Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:05:12

Kansas Senate approves bill to decrease Medicaid drug costs

The Kansas Senate has approved a bill designed to cut Kansas' costs in providing prescription drugs for poor and disabled residents. The chamber's vote Wednesday was 23-16, sending the measure to the House. The bill would allow the state's Medicaid program to use so-called step therapies for p...

 
 

Kansas drops bill to cut gifted kids from special-ed status

By associated-press On Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:02:35

Kansas drops bill to cut gifted kids from special-ed status

A proposal to remove gifted children from the special education realm in Kansas has been abandoned after push back from gifted education advocates. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/20U62AL) reports that Republican state Rep. Sue Boldra said Tuesday that she planned to withdraw the proposal. Repub...

 
 

Kansas House to debate plan for balancing state’s budget

By associated-press On Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:54:48

Kansas House to debate plan for balancing state’s budget

The Kansas House is preparing to debate a bill that balances the next state budget while also giving corrections officers in state prisons a pay raise. The measure on the House's agenda Wednesday eliminates a projected deficit of nearly $200 million in the $16.1 billion budget for the fiscal year...

 
 

Former Commander Proud To Be A Soldier

By ksal-staff On Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:10:04

Former Commander Proud To Be A Soldier

The "Big Red One" patch means something to Soldiers, said the 1st Infantry Division's 64th commanding general. "They believe it. It's a part of them," retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan said Friday at Fort Riley. "Being 1st Infantry Division Soldiers means something to them. It's moral strength. It'...

 
 

Sleeping With the Dogs

By jeff-garretson On Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:29:22

Sleeping With the Dogs

Part nomad - part scientist, Dr Greg Rasmussen slept under the stars and in the bush as he followed his passion in Africa, researching the Painted Dog. Dr. Rasmussen, who is in Salina to speak at Rolling Hills Zoo tonight, told listeners during the KSAL Morning News on Wednesday that living in cl...

 
 

KSAL Staffer Wins Sports Award

By ksal-staff On Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:09:54

KSAL Staffer Wins Sports Award

A KSAL staffer has won a prestigious sports award. Mike Hammett has been selected as the 2016 Oscar Stauffer Award winner, honored as the Sportscaster of the Year by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. The Oscar Stauffer Award honors a sports broadcaster and newspaper reporter...

 
 

Ranching Protester Arrested on Kansas Warrant

By ksal-staff On Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:23:48

Ranching Protester Arrested on Kansas Warrant

A man who had been with the armed occupiers at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been arrested on an unrelated warrant. The Oregonian reports that 31-year-old Brandon Dowd is being held in the Harney County Jail under a warrant from Kansas in connection to a theft case. He was not arrested for...

 
 

Sexting Bill Advances in Legislature

By associated-press On Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:10:17

Sexting Bill Advances in Legislature

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -  A bill designed to address sexting among middle and high school students has advanced in the House. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the chamber is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to send the bill to the Senate. It's focused on 12- to 18-year-olds accused of tra...

 
 

Smokin’ In The Boys Room

By ksal-staff On Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:00:07

Smokin’ In The Boys Room

The discovery of fireworks above a ceiling tile prompted a Salina school to contact police. Police say that on Monday four packages of TNT brand firecrackers were discovered hidden above a ceiling in a boy's bathroom at Lakewood Middle School. The fireworks were found after a student saw someone ...

 
 

Money, Alcohol Stolen From Bar

By ksal-staff On Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:47:15

Money, Alcohol Stolen From Bar

Police are investigating an alleged embezzlement at a Salina bar. According to Police Captain Mike Sweeney, money and alcohol were stolen from Chuck's Bar at 600 N. Santa Fe. Sweeney says that the bar reports that sometime between December 16th and January 1st, $600 in cash, a case of beer, an...

 
 
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