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Kansas universities unite in budget fight

By associated-press On Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:37:39

Kansas universities unite in budget fight

Kansas universities are uniting in an appeal to restore slashed higher education spending. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that political debate about the future of taxpayer financing of the 32-school Kansas Board of Regents system returns to the forefront in mid-January when the 2014 Legislat...

 
 

Agencies plan active-shooter exercise in SE Kansas

By associated-press On Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:30:00

Agencies plan active-shooter exercise in SE Kansas

he public can expect sirens, helicopters and blocked roads in Chanute this week as law enforcement agencies converge on the southeast Kansas town for an active-shooter exercise. The mock event is scheduled Tuesday at Neosho County Community College. Police, fire, medical and media units from loca...

 
 

Kansas shelter gets grant to educate on train safety

By associated-press On Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:26:04

Kansas shelter gets grant to educate on train safety

A Topeka homeless shelter has received a $5,000 train safety education grant after two recent railroad track deaths of residents. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Topeka Rescue Mission is among 21 public safety agencies and other groups nationwide receiving such grants from Union Pacif...

 
 

Kansas group to meet to discuss alternative fuel

By associated-press On Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:24:17

Kansas group to meet to discuss alternative fuel

A coalition that's being formed to promote the use of alternative fuels is inviting businesses, groups and individuals to attend a meeting in downtown Wichita later this month. The Wichita Eagle reports Central Kansas Clean Cities is one of about 100 such groups across the country formed in conju...

 
 

Oxford man to lead Kansas school board group

By associated-press On Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:21:29

Oxford man to lead Kansas school board group

The president of a south-central school board has been elected to the leadership of the Kansas Association of School Boards. A recent delegate assembly in Wichita chose Don Shimkus, of Oxford, as the association's president-elect designee. He will begin serving as president-elect on July 1 and se...

 
 

Public Invited To Stadium Demolition

By ksal-staff On Mon, 06 Jan 2014 01:46:07

Public Invited To Stadium Demolition

Demolition of Kansas Wesleyan's historic Glenn Martin Stadium will begin on Thursday, January 9, as the university celebrates the beginning of a new era on campus and commemorates the stadium, which was completed in 1940, but has not been utilized for KWU games since 2007. The public is invited t...

 
 

1 Kansas woman’s vow leads to more acts of kindness

By associated-press On Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:18:41

1 Kansas woman’s vow leads to more acts of kindness

A northeast Kansas woman who spent the year after her 40th birthday performing 40 acts of goodness to honor people who made a mark in her life is inspiring others. The Kansas City Star reports that Tami Greenberg of Prairie Village called her project "A Year of Being 40 and Grateful." The Star...

 
 

Federal jury convicts 3 in $28 million drug ring

By associated-press On Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:08:07

Federal jury convicts 3 in $28 million drug ring

Two Kansas City, Kan., men are among three people convicted by a federal jury of being part of a $28 million drug trafficking conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom's office says 36-year-old Marvin Lee Ellis of Kansas City was convicted Friday of eight counts, including seven related to possessi...

 
 

Expected Cold Could Break Records

By associated-press On Sat, 04 Jan 2014 14:42:01

Expected Cold Could Break Records

It has been decades since parts of the Midwest experienced a deep freeze like the one expected to arrive Sunday, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia even in a region where residents are accustomed to bundling up. In Kansas, including the Salina ar...

 
 

Subzero Cold, Little Snow Threatens Winter Wheat

By associated-press On Sat, 04 Jan 2014 01:45:01

Subzero Cold, Little Snow Threatens Winter Wheat

The subzero cold being predicted for the Plains next week threatens to damage winter wheat across Nebraska and Kansas in places with little snow cover to protect crops. Low temperatures of minus 5 to minus 15 are forecast for the region by Monday. The Maryland-based commodity risk firm MDA Wea...

 
 
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