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Wind energy company NextEra eyeing Douglas County

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:11:57

Wind energy company NextEra eyeing Douglas County

A Florida-based developer is exploring the possibility of building a wind farm in Douglas County. The Lawrence Journal-World  reports that NextEra Energy Resources is looking for sites to place meteorological towers to measure the wind in the area. Company spokesman Steve Stengel says the measur...

 
 

Cabinet turnover high as Brownback enters year 3

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:08:30

Cabinet turnover high as Brownback enters year 3

Gov. Sam Brownback has seen an unusually high number of departures among his top leadership. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that almost half of Brownback's 11 permanent Cabinet secretary appointments will turn over in the first three years of his tenure. The percentage outpaces that of predec...

 
 

Prosecutor won’t file charges against Kansas sheriff

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:07:37

Prosecutor won’t file charges against Kansas sheriff

A special prosecutor has announced that no criminal charges will be filed against the Hamilton County sheriff. The Garden City Telegram reports that Sheriff Richard Garza voluntarily placed himself on administrative leave following his arrest in September. Scott City Attorney John Shirley said...

 
 

Kansas students’ movie project gets star treatment

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:03:38

Kansas students’ movie project gets star treatment

A class of Wichita fourth-graders has gotten the red-carpet treatment. The Wichita Eagle reports the Colvin Elementary School students pulled up Saturday morning at the Palace Theater in limousines to watch the movie they wrote, edited, produced and filmed. Teacher Brianna Falvey says the extra a...

 
 

What Are Your Chances For A White Christmas?

By ksal-staff On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 13:00:12

What Are Your Chances For A White Christmas?

Minnesota. Maine. Upstate New York. The Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Practically anywhere in Idaho. And of course, the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These are the places where weather history suggests you want to be if you're looking for the best chance of a white...

 
 

Secret Santa Gives Gold Coins

By associated-press On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 03:59:51

Secret Santa Gives Gold Coins

A Secret Santa has given gold coins to three Wichita charities. Shelly Prichard from the Wichita Community Foundation helped distribute the coins. They went to the Lord's Diner, the Center of Hope and the Guadalupe Clinic. The foundation says each coin is worth $1,400. The Center of Hope works...

 
 

WW II Veteran Receives KU Diploma On 90th Birthday

By associated-press On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 03:45:46

WW II Veteran Receives KU Diploma On 90th Birthday

A World War II veteran from southwest Kansas has received a diploma for a degree he didn't know he had earned. Warren Spikes of Hugoton was half a semester away from earning his bachelor's degree at the University of Kansas when he was drafted. He didn't return to school after the war and thought...

 
 

Those Admitted To College With Exceptions Struggle

By associated-press On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 03:42:22

Those Admitted To College With Exceptions Struggle

A new report says students who enter Kansas public colleges with exceptions to minimum admissions standards often struggle to stay in school. The report says students admitted with exceptions have lower retention, graduation and course completion rates than students who meet the standards. The...

 
 

Undercover Stings Used To Fight Domestic Terrorism

By associated-press On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 03:39:01

Undercover Stings Used To Fight Domestic Terrorism

The arrest of a Kansas man accused of trying to bring a bomb into a Wichita airport marked the latest in a string of undercover operations that have become a successful, widely used domestic counterterrorism tactic. Court documents detail six months of alleged conversation between Terry Lee Loewe...

 
 

PHOTO GALLERY: Salina Woman Wins “Santa’s Stash”

By toddpittenger On Sat, 14 Dec 2013 18:05:18

PHOTO GALLERY: Salina Woman Wins “Santa’s Stash”

A Salina woman is taking home "Santa's Stash". 26-year-old Trista Ollendieck was among 22 finalists who gathered at the Salina Central Mall Saturday for the grand finale of Salina Media Group's "Santa's Stash" event.   "Santa's Stash" was a locked box full of cash. The box was on display at ...

 
 
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