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Report: Kansas Employment Growth Lags Nation

By associated-press On Mon, 18 May 2015 15:41:49

Report: Kansas Employment Growth Lags Nation

A new report says employment growth in Kansas has been lagging behind the rest of the nation. Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research updated on Monday employment forecast. It shows that while employment grew by 2.1 percent nationally in the last 12 months...

 
 

Group Pushing State Fair Smoking Ban

By associated-press On Mon, 18 May 2015 12:16:07

Group Pushing State Fair Smoking Ban

The Kansas State Fair is being asked to consider banning smoking throughout the fair grounds. A Reno County youth group called Communities That Care has twice discussed its research and ideas on a smoking ban with the state fair board, which will consider the request Tuesday. Smoking is curren...

 
 

Legislature To Start Over On Tax Talks

By associated-press On Mon, 18 May 2015 12:13:49

Legislature To Start Over On Tax Talks

A House committee plans to meet as lawmakers go into overtime seeking an acceptable package of tax increases for closing a state budget shortfall. The House Taxation Committee was convening Monday to consider additional proposals after a measure that would have increased the state's sales tax was...

 
 

Weekend Severe Weather Derails Train

By associated-press On Mon, 18 May 2015 12:11:35

Weekend Severe Weather Derails Train

Forecasters have determined that wind gusts of 75 to 85 mph pushed 34 stopped railcars off their tracks in Lyon County. The National Weather Service announced Sunday that the winds that hit Saturday night also damaged trees and outbuilding in the area. Additionally, an EF-1 tornado with peak wind...

 
 

More Pomp And Circumstance

By ksal-staff On Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:17

More Pomp And Circumstance

The sounds of "Pomp and Circumstance" were in the air over the weekend. There were plenty of hugs and tears for the second weekend in a row as seniors from many schools around the area said goodbye. Nearly every senior in Salina and Saline County graduated. Seniors from Salina Central, Salina Sou...

 
 

Governor Uses Private Email Account

By associated-press On Sun, 17 May 2015 11:44:02

Governor Uses Private Email Account

Gov. Sam Brownback uses a private email address to communicate with staff, raising concerns about the availability of much of his communication under the state's open records law. Email records show Brownback uses a private email address, while his staffers use official government emails. Brownba...

 
 

Cadet Program Coming To Salina KHP Training Academy

By ksal-staff On Sun, 17 May 2015 11:00:09

Cadet Program Coming To Salina KHP Training Academy

A group of high school students will start their summer vacation by living the life of a Kansas State Trooper. The Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy in Salina will host the Cadet Law Enforcement Academy in early June. According to the patrol, the goal of Cadet Law is to give young men and wo...

 
 

Legislators Talk Taxes, Education In Salina

By toddpittenger On Sat, 16 May 2015 15:50:21

Legislators Talk Taxes, Education In Salina

Talk of tax hikes and school funding dominated a legislative update session in Salina Saturday morning. Senator Tom Arpke, and Representatives Diana Dierks and Steven Johnson were back to answer questions. Representative J.R. Claeys was unable to attend due to a prior commitment. All agreed th...

 
 

Fishing With a Cop

By ksal-staff On Sat, 16 May 2015 11:00:51

Fishing With a Cop

Kids who participate in Salina's annual fishing derby this year will have a bit of a different experience this year. They will have the opportunity to fish with a cop. According to the City of Salina, the Salina Police Department is partnering with the Salina Parks and Recreation in hosting the a...

 
 

UPDATE: Missing Teen Found Safe

By ksal-staff On Sat, 16 May 2015 03:43:15

UPDATE: Missing Teen Found Safe

A missing Salina teen was found safe early Saturday afternoon. 15-year-old Jennifer Ann Mills had been reported missing late Friday night, after disappearing in the overnight hours late Thursday into early Friday. Mills was spotted walking in Salina Saturday afternoon, and her family was conta...

 
 
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