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Kansas considers revised permit for coal plant

By associated-press On Sun, 11 May 2014 16:48:18

Kansas considers revised permit for coal plant

The state's top environmental regulator is considering whether to clear the way again for a new coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas. But environmentalists contend Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is taking short cuts to ensure that the $2.8 billion project is built. Sunflower Electri...

 
 

Parts of some Plains states drier than Dust Bowl

By associated-press On Sun, 11 May 2014 12:59:46

Parts of some Plains states drier than Dust Bowl

Experts say the chances of a Dust Bowl repeat are unlikely because of improved soil conservation, but parts of four Southern Plains states are drier now than during that infamous time in the 1930s. The multiyear drought has brought on more dust storms in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and ...

 
 

Fort Riley Welcomes Battle Of the Bulge Vets

By ksal-staff On Sun, 11 May 2014 12:30:47

Fort Riley Welcomes Battle Of the Bulge Vets

Fort Riley is preparing to welcome a contingent of veterans from World War II's famed Battle of the Bulge. The veterans will take a tour on Wednesday. The Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944 was the costliest single battle for the Allies in World War II. It was Germany's final desperate a...

 
 

Sunday Severe Weather Outbreak Possible

By ksal-staff On Sun, 11 May 2014 12:22:52

Sunday Severe Weather Outbreak Possible

A severe weather outbreak is possible Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening. According to the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms are likely from mid to late afternoon through the evening across the region, as a strong cold front approaches from the northwest. The greatest threat for...

 
 

Three Kansas State Parks Make National List

By ksal-staff On Sun, 11 May 2014 11:00:47

Three Kansas State Parks Make National List

Out of more than 7,500 U.S. state parks, Kansas makes a new list three times. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, while compiling a list of some of the country's best state parks, The Active Times couldn't ignore the state of Kansas. Out of more than 7,500 U.S. sta...

 
 

Kansas governor eager to sign prairie chicken bill

By associated-press On Sun, 11 May 2014 05:42:14

Kansas governor eager to sign prairie chicken bill

Gov. Sam Brownback appears to have been eager to sign a bill declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate prairie chickens in Kansas. Brownback spokeswoman Eileen Hawley said Saturday that the governor signed the measure late Friday after returning to Topeka from an Urban Le...

 
 

Kansas GOP steps into dispute in US Senate race

By associated-press On Sun, 11 May 2014 00:56:34

Kansas GOP steps into dispute in US Senate race

The Kansas Republican Party has stepped into a dispute over whether U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is eligible to run for re-election and suggested to a state board that it probably doesn't have the authority to settle the issue. Three-term incumbent Roberts faces a claim that he's not truly a Kansas resi...

 
 

Westar seeks 25-cent per month average increase

By associated-press On Sat, 10 May 2014 20:43:36

Westar seeks 25-cent per month average increase

Westar Energy is seeking a rate increase that's expected to cost most residential customers an average of about 25 cents more a month. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports  the utility has filed documents with the Kansas Corporation Commission requesting a rate increase of less than 1 cent per kil...

 
 

US Senate race in Kansas turns to hopeful’s past

By associated-press On Sat, 10 May 2014 20:39:16

US Senate race in Kansas turns to hopeful’s past

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election campaign is questioning the professional ethics of his tea party foe in the state's Republican primary. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Roberts spokesman Leroy Towns attacked challenger Milton Wolf over Physician's Own. The now-defunct company register...

 
 

Salina Woman Hurt In Crash Near Russell

By ksal-staff On Sat, 10 May 2014 12:50:25

Salina Woman Hurt In Crash Near Russell

A box truck and an SUV were involved in a wreck on Interstate 70 Friday afternoon at 12:36 just west of Russell where both vehicles ended up on their sides. Eastbound I-70 between mile markers 180, the Balta exit, and 184, the Russell exit, was closed for about an hour and a half due to the wreck...

 
 
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