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Fictional Facts

By ksal-staff On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:22:54

Fictional Facts

The Hutchinson News: U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp apparently hasn't heard the old adage, "You're entitled to your own opinions but not to your own facts." As the congressman from Kansas' 1st District makes his way from town hall to town hall, he apparently is carrying with him a list of complaint...

 
 

No Surprise In Judicial Selection

By ksal-staff On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:18:47

No Surprise In Judicial Selection

The Garden City Telegram: Gov. Sam Brownback's choice for an open appellate court position was no surprise. As expected, the governor nominated his chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, for a spot on the state's second highest court, the Kansas Court of Appeals. It was just another predictable ma...

 
 

Heed Call For Immigration Reform

By ksal-staff On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:16:04

Heed Call For Immigration Reform

The Wichita Eagle: Good for Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and 31 other Kansas mayors for urging our congressional delegation to support immigration reform. But will delegation members heed that call and act? Unlikely. The mayors recently wrote the delegation, saying they "are deeply concerned ab...

 
 

No Money for Rent or Food?~Joan Jerkovich “Your” Life Coach

By joan-jerkovich On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:00:40

No Money for Rent or Food?~Joan Jerkovich “Your” Life Coach

I’m having serious financial problems and am having to choose between paying rent and buying groceries. Due to a strange financial situation, I am not eligible for government assistance. What are some ways I can get help? I wish I knew more about your situation from your question, nevertheless,...

 
 

Cosmosphere Adds Webcam Of Apollo Engine Work

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:43:33

Cosmosphere Adds Webcam Of Apollo Engine Work

The Kansas Cosmosphere has launched a website with a live webcam where viewers can track conservation work on the engines that powered NASA's Apollo moon mission. The Hutchinson museum said Monday it recently got confirmation that a serial number on a thrust chamber recovered from the bottom of t...

 
 

Governor Revises Drought Emergency

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:40:53

Governor Revises Drought Emergency

The recent spate of rainy weather has prompted Gov. Sam Brownback to revise the drought declaration in parts of Kansas. Brownback said Monday that 23 of the state's 105 counties are no longer considered in drought conditions. It marks the first time since July 2012 that conditions have improved e...

 
 

Warmer Temperatures Helping Kansas Crops

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:08:51

Warmer Temperatures Helping Kansas Crops

Hot, windy conditions over the past week have helped dry out rain sodden fields across Kansas. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says Kansas farmers were able to catch up on haying and to spray herbicide to prepare fields for planting wheat. Most crops also benefited from the warmer te...

 
 

Study: High Plains Aquifer Mostly Gone in 50 Years

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:52:59

Study: High Plains Aquifer Mostly Gone in 50 Years

A new study forecasts that 69 percent of the water in the High Plains Aquifer in Kansas will be depleted within 50 years at current usage rates. The paper by researchers at Kansas State University was published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of Amer...

 
 

Ottawa County Man Convicted Of Sex Crimes

By ksal-staff On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:50:44

Ottawa County Man Convicted Of Sex Crimes

An elderly Ottawa County man is found guilty of rape and other sex crimes. According to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office, 79-year-old Bernard Orville Wallin of Minneapolis was found guilty of one count of rape, three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated ...

 
 

Kansas Committee Begin Work on ‘Hard 50′ Measure

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:50:18

Kansas Committee Begin Work on ‘Hard 50′ Measure

A select legislative committee has finished work on a proposal to amend the Kansas "Hard 50" prison sentence in the wake of a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The panel of House and Senate judiciary leaders voted Monday to recommend the bill's introduction when legislators meet next week in specia...

 
 
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