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Busy Labor Day Travel Weekend Anticipated

By ksal-staff On Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:47:07

Busy Labor Day Travel Weekend Anticipated

Roads and highways will be busy around Kansas for the unofficial last big weekend of the summer. AAA Kansas projects that 35.5 million Americans across the country are planning to travel at least 50 miles from home over Labor Day Weekend. The organization also projects that more than 2.7 million ...

 
 

Kansas Geological Survey: Earthquake Problem Continues

By associated-press On Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:45:30

Kansas Geological Survey: Earthquake Problem Continues

The head of the Kansas Geological Survey says no one should become complacent just because fewer earthquakes are rattling southern Kansas. Rex Buchanan says oil-waste regulations that seem to have contributed to lowering the number of earthquakes are set to expire Sept. 13. The Kansas Corporat...

 
 

Suspect Arrested After Threats Against School

By associated-press On Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:56:12

Suspect Arrested After Threats Against School

Police have arrested a suspect after a high school in Maize was on temporary lockdown due to a threat on social media. Maize High School was placed under "modified lockdown" for a short period Thursday morning. According to Maize Superintendent Chad Higgins, a parent contacted the school's princi...

 
 

UPDATE: K-State Lockdown Lifted

By ksal-staff On Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:07:40

UPDATE: K-State Lockdown Lifted

A lockdown on the Kansas State University campus has been lifted and classes are scheduled to resume. The lockdown was imposed early Friday after police received a report of a possible gunman on the campus. After a building-by-building search, the university said in a statement that classes an...

 
 

Kansas Supreme Court May Review Case Dealing With Its Power

By associated-press On Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:46:38

Kansas Supreme Court May Review Case Dealing With Its Power

Chief Justice Lawton Nuss won't rule out having the Kansas Supreme Court review a lawsuit that involves an attempt by the Legislature to diminish the high court's administrative power. Nuss said Thursday the high court could invoke what he called "the rule of necessity" to settle whether legislat...

 
 

Kansas Courts Start Project to Centralize Electronic Filing

By associated-press On Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:15:45

Kansas Courts Start Project to Centralize Electronic Filing

The Kansas Supreme Court is launching an initiative to centralize and standardize the electronic filing and storage of documents across the state. A steering committee for the "eCourt" project was having its first meeting Thursday in Topeka. The Supreme Court established the committee in April. ...

 
 

Kansas Legislature Creates Education Study Committee

By associated-press On Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:13:53

Kansas Legislature Creates Education Study Committee

Kansas lawmakers have created a committee to review school standards and funding. The K-12 Student Success Interim Study Committee created Wednesday will have 15 members from the House and Senate. The Kansas City Star reports the committee will study education goals and "the best funding mechanis...

 
 

Kansas State Fair Searches For New General Manager

By associated-press On Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:12:44

Kansas State Fair Searches For New General Manager

The Kansas State Fair has announced plans to begin reviewing applications for the fair's general manager position. The fair said in a release Wednesday that its five-person subcommittee will start reviewing resumes and submissions for general manager on October 1. The fair's former general man...

 
 

Kansas Turnpike Authority to Tackle Flooding Risk

By associated-press On Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:10:54

Kansas Turnpike Authority to Tackle Flooding Risk

The Kansas Turnpike Authority has announced additional plans aimed at preventing flash flooding along a stretch of the toll road. The Wichita Eagle reports the KTA on Tuesday announced it will do more than originally planned to enhance safety on a two-mile stretch where seven people have died in ...

 
 

Kansas AG Asks Judge to Stay Decision to Protect Court Funds

By associated-press On Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:09:14

Kansas AG Asks Judge to Stay Decision to Protect Court Funds

A Kansas judge has put on hold his order striking down a policy imposed on the courts in a move that protects the judicial branch's budget. Shawnee County District Judge Larry Hendricks issued a stay Thursday at Attorney General Derek Schmidt's request. Hendricks on Wednesday struck down a 201...

 
 
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