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Kansas Regulators to Have Hearings on Westar Rate Agreement

By associated-press On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 21:15:10

Kansas Regulators to Have Hearings on Westar Rate Agreement

Kansas utility regulators plan hearings later this month on a proposed agreement to allow the state's largest electric company to raise its annual rates by $78 million. The agreement involves Westar Energy, a state consumer advocacy agency and other parties in Westar's rate case before the Kansas...

 
 

Kansas Regulators Disagree on Increasing KCP&L’s Rates

By associated-press On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:56:13

Kansas Regulators Disagree on Increasing KCP&L’s Rates

Kansas regulators can't yet agree on how much to increase Kansas City Power & Light Co.'s annual rates. The utility's charges for customers with electric heating systems emerged as a key issue Tuesday during a public discussion by the Kansas Corporation Commission. The KCC has until Sept. ...

 
 

Haskell Indian Nations University Maintains Accreditation

By associated-press On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:54:02

Haskell Indian Nations University Maintains Accreditation

Haskell Indian Nations University will maintain the accreditation it has held since 1979. The university announced Monday the Higher Learning Commission reaffirmed the university's accreditation after a comprehensive review this year. The Lawrence Journal-World reports commission members visit...

 
 

Kansas Batboy Who Died in Accident Laid to Rest

By associated-press On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:51:20

Kansas Batboy Who Died in Accident Laid to Rest

Family, friends and teammates of a 9-year-old Kansas boy who died when he was accidentally hit by a bat honored him Tuesday as an inspiration whose big smile will always be remembered. A funeral for Kaiser Carlile was held at the Seward County Community Center gymnasium. Kaiser was injured Aug. 1...

 
 

Brownback Urges Schools to Move More Money Into Classroom

By associated-press On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:48:16

Brownback Urges Schools to Move More Money Into Classroom

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is urging districts to move more of the money they get into the classroom and hold down administrative costs of running the school. The Republican governor made to comment to reporters Tuesday after addressing educators attending a training session on a reading initiativ...

 
 

KDHE Returns Landfill Application to Galena

By associated-press On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:43:16

KDHE Returns Landfill Application to Galena

The Kansas health department has returned Galena's application for a landfill permit because it doesn't meet state requirements. The Joplin Globe reports the Kansas Department of Health and Environment told Galena Mayor Dale Oglesby recently in a letter that the city's landfill application can't ...

 
 

Police: Domestic Dispute Led to Shooting that Killed 2

By associated-press On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:40:59

Police: Domestic Dispute Led to Shooting that Killed 2

Dodge City police say longstanding domestic issues likely led a man to shoot and kill two people before shooting himself. Police Chief Craig Mellecker says 55-year-old Jesus Ochoa-Morales was shot in a store's parking lot Sunday and died at a hospital. About 10 minutes later, 48-year-old Maria Mo...

 
 

Students Head Back To School

By ksal-staff On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:50:39

Students Head Back To School

Summer vacation is officially over for Salina USD 305. Teachers headed back to class last week, and students are joining them this week. Tuesday is the first day of classes for grade school students, and orientation day for 6th grade and 9th grade students. On Wednesday, the rest of the middle and h...

 
 

Two Arrested in Fatal Shooting on Wichita State Campus

By associated-press On Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:07:19

Two Arrested in Fatal Shooting on Wichita State Campus

Wichita police say a shooting death on the Wichita State University campus was not a random act. Deputy Police Chief Hassan Ramzah says a 23-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with the shooting. The victim, 23-year-old Rayan Ibrahim Baba, was foun...

 
 

Kansas Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

By associated-press On Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:32:03

Kansas Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge has voided the Kansas ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree summarily ruled Monday that the provision in the Kansas constitution that prohibits issuing marriage licenses same-sex...

 
 
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