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No 2016 Applications for Kansas School Program

By staff On Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:54:48

No 2016 Applications for Kansas School Program

A Kansas program that waives state laws and regulations for participating schools will remain its current size in 2016. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports no school districts applied to join the Coalition of Innovative School Districts in 2016. The Legislature created the Coalition of Innovative ...

 
 

Tea Party Congressman Faces GOP Foes in Kansas 1st District

By staff On Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:51:18

Tea Party Congressman Faces GOP Foes in Kansas 1st District

Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp believes his political fortunes shifted when the U.S. House named a new speaker. He's picked up some clout among fellow Republicans but doesn't plan to tone down the firebrand conservatism that has made him a tea party favorite. But his combative style still ir...

 
 

Welcome Rains Lead to Drop in Water Use Violations

By associated-press On Sat, 02 Jan 2016 19:29:52

Welcome Rains Lead to Drop in Water Use Violations

A state official says abundant rainfall last year helped reduce the number of water use violators in Kansas. The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/1PzN9xM) that Kansas Department of Agriculture data show 10 Kansas irrigators were fined in 2015 for tampering with their water meter or falsifyi...

 
 

Man Faces 15 Counts in Kansas City Shooting Rampage

By staff On Sat, 02 Jan 2016 13:05:32

Man Faces 15 Counts in Kansas City Shooting Rampage

A 25-year-old Kansas City man is charged with second-degree murder and 14 other felonies after a home invasion and shooting rampage that left one person dead, another injured and bullet holes in vehicles and houses near the crime scene. Vincent Jackson is charged with killing 17-year-old Gabriel ...

 
 

Appeals Panel Sides With Tax Board on Dodge City Casino

By staff On Sat, 02 Jan 2016 13:02:47

Appeals Panel Sides With Tax Board on Dodge City Casino

A Kansas Court of Appeals panel has ruled that a Dodge City casino doesn't have to pay the state's "use tax" on electronic gaming machines it operates for the Kansas Lottery. The three-judge appeals panel agreed with a state Board of Tax Appeals decision that said the Kansas Department of Revenue...

 
 

Kansas Bioscience Authority to Become Private Entity

By staff On Sat, 02 Jan 2016 13:00:07

Kansas Bioscience Authority to Become Private Entity

The Kansas Bioscience Authority says it will become a private entity this year. The Olathe-based authority was established in 2004 to attract bioscience technology to Kansas, using both state and private funds. The Lawrence Journal-World reports it has been criticized in recent years for the type...

 
 

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To Over $300 Million

By ksal-staff On Sat, 02 Jan 2016 00:00:04

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To Over $300 Million

The Powerball jackpot is up to $334 million dollars for Saturday night's drawing. The Multi-State Lottery Association says there were no jackpot winners Wednesday night. This would be the 12th-highest jackpot in Powerball's 23-year history. The largest winning jackpot ever was $656 million in ...

 
 

Kansas lawmakers approve contract for software

By associated-press On Fri, 01 Jan 2016 22:37:28

Kansas lawmakers approve contract for software

Kansas lawmakers have approved a six-month contract with a software company that was criticized for technical delays last year. The Legislative Coordinating Council this week approved a $293,488 contract for Propylon, a Dublin-based technology firm with a U.S. office in Lawrence. The company will...

 
 

Panel OKs dropping Medicaid for some hepatitis C patients

By associated-press On Fri, 01 Jan 2016 22:27:36

Panel OKs dropping Medicaid for some hepatitis C patients

A Kansas legislative panel is recommending that hepatitis C patients who drink alcohol or stop using their medications should lose Medicaid coverage. The KanCare Oversight Committee also recommended this week that the state health department use step therapy, which requires Medicaid patients to t...

 
 

Birding Big Year Competition Begins Jan. 1

By ksal-staff On Fri, 01 Jan 2016 15:18:41

Birding Big Year Competition Begins Jan. 1

New Year’s resolutions often focus on inner change, but what about making a change this coming year that involves the outside? If resolving to learn something new, find a hobby, spend more time outdoors, or become more active is on your plate for 2016, consider entering in the 2016 Kansas Birding ...

 
 
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