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Changes at 2 Kansas Mental Health Facilities

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:35:10

Changes at 2 Kansas Mental Health Facilities

Gov. Sam Brownback has announced changes to a mental health clinic in Kansas City, Kan., and the Osawatomie State Hospital. The governor said Thursday that 111 positions previously located at the Rainbow Mental Health Facility in Kansas City, Kan., are being permanently moved to the Osawatomie ho...

 
 

5th Kansas District Leaves Teachers Union

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:15:40

5th Kansas District Leaves Teachers Union

Teachers in a southwest Kansas school district have joined teachers in four other districts in leaving the state's main teachers union. Teachers in Spearville, which is near Dodge City, voted on Wednesday to leave the Kansas National Education Association. They will join the Association of Ameri...

 
 

Security Increased At City Hall Meetings

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:58:59

Security Increased At City Hall Meetings

Security has been increased at Lawrence City Hall after some city commission members received threatening emails. Commissioner Bob Schumm says the emails arrived about three weeks ago from a resident upset with a proposed rental licensing and inspection program. He says the threats included going...

 
 

Kobach Seeks To End Prairie Chicken Protection

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:45:15

Kobach Seeks To End Prairie Chicken Protection

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is backing a bill that would exclude the lesser prairie chicken from federal protection. Kobach told the Senate Natural Resources Committee on Thursday that the bill would likely lead to a legal battle that pits state rights against federal law. The bill ...

 
 

Judge Reinhold Quits, Kansas Theatre Cancels Show

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:22:14

Judge Reinhold Quits, Kansas Theatre Cancels Show

A suburban Kansas City dinner theater had to cancel its opening night of the play "Harvey" after a disgruntled Judge Reinhold resigned from the production. New Theatre co-owner Richard Carrothers told The Kansas City Star the "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Beverly Hills Cop" star had appeare...

 
 

Brownback Takes All-Day K Plan to Schoolhouse

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:59:12

Brownback Takes All-Day K Plan to Schoolhouse

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback took a field trip to a suburban school district as he kicked off a campaign to build support for his plan to increase state funding of all-day kindergarten. The Republican governor dined Thursday with students at Roesland Elementary School in the Shawnee Mission school d...

 
 

Progressives Protest GOP Rule at Kansas Statehouse

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:57:13

Progressives Protest GOP Rule at Kansas Statehouse

Progressive and labor union activists are promising sustained protests against Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and multiple policies pursued by him and other Republicans. Nearly 200 people participated Thursday in a Statehouse rally staged by the Wichita-based group Kansas People's Action. Speakers inc...

 
 

Top GOP Lawmaker Responds to State of Judiciary

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:54:39

Top GOP Lawmaker Responds to State of Judiciary

The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman is promoting a series of measures aimed at making the courts more efficient in response to a budget-focused address by the state Supreme Court's chief justice. Independence Republican Jeff King sent Chief Justice Lawton Nuss a letter Thursday, a da...

 
 

GOP Convention Host Eases No-Gun Policy

By associated-press On Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:19:23

GOP Convention Host Eases No-Gun Policy

A Wichita hotel that is hosting the state's Republican convention has decided to allow participants to bring their guns if they want, despite signs saying firearms aren't allowed. Butler County Republican Party chairwoman Debbie Luper told party members in an email that Hyatt Regency Hotel has ...

 
 

ATV, Trailer Thefts On The Rise

By jeff-garretson On Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:16:33

ATV, Trailer Thefts On The Rise

Salina Police are warning trailer, ATV and motorcycle owners to be aware of an uptick in sports vehicle thefts around the area. Police Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that thefts in Salina and surrounding counties has increased. "During the last six months we have noticed an increased amo...

 
 
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