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Kansas Board to Revise Teacher Licensing Rules

By associated-press On Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:02:39

Kansas Board to Revise Teacher Licensing Rules

The State Board of Education has voted to require all Kansas teachers renewing their licenses to submit fingerprints for checks against a state criminal database. Tuesday's 9-1 vote came during a discussion of how to strengthen a law requiring prosecutors to notify the state about criminal convic...

 
 

Hunter Dies After Falling Into Sinkhole

By associated-press On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 18:21:03

Hunter Dies After Falling Into Sinkhole

Authorities say a hunter died after he fell into a sinkhole while looking for a deer he believed he shot. Sheriff Ron Long says the hunter fell into the hole in southwest Missouri, which was about 70 feet deep, on Monday evening near Buckhorn. He told his wife earlier that he was going to track ...

 
 

Roberts Offers to Recite King Speech from Memory

By associated-press On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:56:51

Roberts Offers to Recite King Speech from Memory

A Kansas State Board of Education member who was criticized for using a racial slur has offered to recite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at a public discussion. Steve Roberts, a Republican from Overland Park, said Monday he's offered to recite King's famous speech from memor...

 
 

Democrat Davis Enters Kan. Governor Race

By associated-press On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:32:39

Democrat Davis Enters Kan. Governor Race

Democrat Paul Davis is officially entering the 2014 Kansas governor's race, announcing his plans to challenge Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Davis, the House minority leader and Lawrence attorney, announced his plans Tuesday through social media. It is Davis' first attempt at statewide office. ...

 
 

Kansas Museum Gets Major Astro Items

By toddpittenger On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:37:31

Kansas Museum Gets Major Astro Items

The Kansas Museum of History now has several personal items that belonged to Tom Leahy Jr., who generations of Kansas children knew either as Major Astro or the weekend movie host in the television show "The Host and Rodney." Leahy, who died in 2010 at age 87, was from Wichita and portrayed Majo...

 
 

Improvements Made To Coronado Heights Road

By ksal-staff On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:34:14

Improvements Made To Coronado Heights Road

Improvements have been made to the access road to Coronado Heights. The Smoky Valley Historical Association owns Coronado Heights. According to the organization, the ¾-mile road to the top of the hill has been graded and smoothed. This will provide visitors with a much more pleasant visit to the...

 
 

Wheat Planting Begins While Corn Harvest Continues

By associated-press On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:48:29

Wheat Planting Begins While Corn Harvest Continues

Kansas farmers have started planting their winter wheat crop at the same time the state's corn harvest has barely begun. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that 5 percent of the state's winter wheat has now been planted. That's about the same as last year in mid September and cl...

 
 

Kansas GOP Committee Opposes New Education Standards

By associated-press On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 01:29:40

Kansas GOP Committee Opposes New Education Standards

The Kansas Republican Party's central committee is taking a stand against new standards approved by the state Board of Education for teaching math, English and science. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the committee adopted a resolution on the Common Core standards during a weekend meeting. The...

 
 

Kansas Agency Adjusts to Voter Citizenship Rule

By associated-press On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 01:22:00

Kansas Agency Adjusts to Voter Citizenship Rule

The Kansas Department of Revenue has made changes at its driver's licenses offices because of the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement for new voters. Secretary Nick Jordan said Monday the agency is now providing additional printed information to people who register to vote at driver's licens...

 
 

DS&O Unveils Plans For New Headquarters

By ksal-staff On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:48:39

DS&O Unveils Plans For New Headquarters

Officials from DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative Monday celebrated a major project hat has been years in the making. The company, which provides power for 8,300 customers in 3,000 square miles, is planning to build a new headquarters facility. General Manager Donald Hellwig Monday afternoon bri...

 
 
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