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By ksal-staff On Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:00:21

Sports Editorial

The Kansas City Chiefs’ NFL training camp opens this Thursday (July 24) in St. Joseph, Missouri.  Our summer is flitting away.  KC plays their first of four exhibition games at home against Cincinnati on August 7; that’s just 15 days after camp opens. Second-year coach Andy Reid was pleased...

 
 

Driver’s Ed Teachers Worried about Waning Programs

By associated-press On Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:50:36

Driver’s Ed Teachers Worried about Waning Programs

Driver education instructors say they're concerned about a decline in school programs teaching youngsters how to drive at a time when distractions are growing. The Wichita Eagle reports about 200 members of the American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association met in Wichita last week to...

 
 

Kansas House race divides anti-abortion community

By ksal-staff On Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:47:00

Kansas House race divides anti-abortion community

A widening rift in a key constituency courted by the two abortion opponents is unfolding in the GOP congressional primary race in Kansas. U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo faces a tough GOP primary challenge from former congressman Todd Tiahrt, who held that position for 16 years before giving it up to run f...

 
 

Abortion foe files ethics complaint against Pompeo

By associated-press On Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:42:04

Abortion foe files ethics complaint against Pompeo

A national anti-abortion leader has asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo for alleged ethics violations during his re-election campaign. Troy Newman is president of Operation Rescue. Last week, he made public documentation sent to the agency accusing the Po...

 
 

Corruption investigated in Kansas National Guard

By associated-press On Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:39:13

Corruption investigated in Kansas National Guard

The Kansas Adjutant General's office says federal authorities are investigating possible corruption involving outside medical companies' contracts with the Kansas Army National Guard. Sharon Watson, spokeswoman for the adjutant general's office, confirmed the investigation Friday to The Lawrence ...

 
 

Organizers Preparing Back To School Fair

By ksal-staff On Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:00:45

Organizers Preparing Back To School Fair

Organizers are preparing to distribute 1,850 backpacks full of school supplies. The annual Saline County Back to School Fair is less than a month away. Through the support of community sponsors, the event provides an opportunity to distribute free basic school supplies to 1,850 income- eligible S...

 
 

Large Scale Disaster Exercise Planned

By ksal-staff On Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:00:02

Large Scale Disaster Exercise Planned

Multiple major disasters are poised to pummel Kansas, disasters that will require response not only from local agencies, but also from the state, the Kansas National Guard, other states and federal entities. But it's okay, because we know when they're coming - Aug. 4-7 - and it's all just for tra...

 
 

Kansas man accused of trying to drown 4-year-old

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:16:27

Kansas man accused of trying to drown 4-year-old

A 37-year-old Topeka man is behind bars after being accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old girl and trying to drown her. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the man was taken into custody after police responded at 12:20 p.m. Friday to a reported kidnapping. Topeka police spokeswoman Lt. Jana Harden...

 
 

Roberts won’t debate Wolf before Kansas primary

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:10:42

Roberts won’t debate Wolf before Kansas primary

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts won't debate tea party challenger Milton Wolf ahead of the state's Aug. 5 Republican primary. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Roberts executive campaign manager Leroy Towns said Friday that Wolf has failed to outline positions beyond what Towns called vague rhetori...

 
 

Junction City starts voluntary water restrictions

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:06:08

Junction City starts voluntary water restrictions

Junction City is asking residents to cut back on water usage after a continuous increase in water over the last week. The city said in a release Friday that the voluntary use restrictions are effective immediately because recent usage has exceeded the limits set by the city's conservation plan. ...

 
 
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