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West Nile Virus Confirmed In Lincoln County

By ksal-staff On Wed, 10 Jun 2015 22:09:55

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Lincoln County

The first case of West Nile virus in 2015 has been confirmed in Kansas. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, an individual tested positive in Lincoln County. West Nile virus can be spread to people through bites from infected mosquitoes, but it is not contagious from p...

 
 

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Limiting Sex Predator Appeals

By associated-press On Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:27:45

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Limiting Sex Predator Appeals

Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill putting new limits on appeals by sex offenders committed indefinitely to a state treatment program. The measure was passed overwhelmingly by both chambers and Brownback signed it Tuesday. The new law takes effect July 1. Offenders determined by a court to ...

 
 

River Festival Exposure

By jeff-garretson On Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:02:27

River Festival Exposure

In every corner of Oakdale Park, work crews, volunteers and artists are preparing to welcome the world back to Salina for the 2015 Smoky Hill River Festival. In the shade near the tennis courts Wednesday morning, Salina graphic artist Ruth Moritz was unrolling her poster sized black and white pho...

 
 

Budget Cut Would Cost Schools

By associated-press On Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:20:52

Budget Cut Would Cost Schools

The seven largest school districts in Kansas would lose a total of $67 million in state aid if Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is forced to cut spending $400 million because legislators don't pass tax increases. The state Department of Education says Wichita would lose $22 million of the aid it has...

 
 

All Kansas Poultry Show Events Cancelled

By associated-press On Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:14:04

All Kansas Poultry Show Events Cancelled

Kansas agriculture officials have issued an order prohibiting movement of Kansas poultry in a move to prevent the spread of a devastating form of bird flu. The order announced Tuesday effectively cancels all poultry-related shows and events through the rest of this year. That includes regional an...

 
 

Another New Tax Plan In The Works

By associated-press On Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:11:14

Another New Tax Plan In The Works

Republicans in the GOP-dominated Kansas House are working on a new plan for raising taxes to balance the next state budget. They hoped they could overcome sharp differences enough to unveil their proposal Wednesday. The budget approved by legislators for the fiscal year beginning July 1 won't ...

 
 

Salina’s Newest Hotel; Restaurant Opens

By ksal-staff On Tue, 09 Jun 2015 23:19:44

Salina’s Newest Hotel; Restaurant Opens

Salina’s newest hotel, and restaurant, celebrated a festive grand opening Tuesday.  A red ribbon was cut, signifying that a Holiday Inn Hotel, and accompanying Burger Theory restaurant are now open.  Both are off I-135, at 3145 S. 9th Street. The newly built hotel features modern guest rooms,...

 
 

Recent Rain Eases Kansas Drought

By ksal-staff On Tue, 09 Jun 2015 20:23:17

Recent Rain Eases Kansas Drought

One of the wettest months of May on record in Kansas has put an end to drought conditions across most of the state. According to the National Weather Service,  while portions of western, northwest, and southern Kansas area still either abnormally dry, or in moderate drought, the rest of the stat...

 
 

Report: More Winter Wheat Headed as Harvest Nears

By associated-press On Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:39:36

Report: More Winter Wheat Headed as Harvest Nears

The latest government snapshot of farm crops across Kansas reflects the wet conditions across much of the state. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday some areas in northeast Kansas have gotten up to six inches of rain, raising concerns that flooding may force some farmers ...

 
 

Kansas Tornadoes Report

By associated-press On Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:36:43

Kansas Tornadoes Report

Preliminary data shows storms that hit Kansas in May prompted reports of 99 tornadoes in the state. The national weather service says the number is likely to drop as multiple reports of the same tornado are eliminated. But meteorologist Greg Carbin says he doesn't expect the number to drop below ...

 
 
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