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Possible Policy Changes For State Workers

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:55:10

Possible Policy Changes For State Workers

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is proposing to revise hiring, layoff and termination policies for Kansas government workers and possibly eliminate longevity bonuses for 17,500 employees. The state Department of Administration on Wednesday described the initiatives modernizing stat...

 
 

Regents To Review Same Sex Marriage Impact

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:51:56

Regents To Review Same Sex Marriage Impact

The Kansas Board of Regents has appointed a committee to study how legalization of same-sex marriage could affect state universities. Regent Fred Logan said Wednesday he expects the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a ruling that will "at a minimum" require states to recognize same-sex marriages perfor...

 
 

If You’ve Fallen Out Of Love, Here’s How To Win Your Love Back

By joan-jerkovich On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:02:42

If You’ve Fallen Out Of Love, Here’s How To Win Your Love Back

When the first blush of romance hits, it's like you're walking through life with your feet floating above ground. You glide through your days and nights, barely noticing what's happening around you. All you feel is your new love, and life is perfect! Your friends see the change in you. They notic...

 
 

Autopsy report says driver drunk at time of fatal crash

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 03:08:37

Autopsy report says driver drunk at time of fatal crash

An autopsy report shows the 39-year-old driver in an August traffic accident that killed him and his teenage passenger had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports James Ford Bowen of Paxico and his passenger, 16-year-old Matthew Robert Allen of...

 
 

Lobbyists looped in about budget earlier than disclosed

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 03:04:15

Lobbyists looped in about budget earlier than disclosed

Newly released emails obtained by The Topeka Capital-Journal show the governor's administration informed two lobbyists about budget proposals weeks earlier than previously disclosed. The emails showed they were included on a Dec. 6 email thread. President Kent Glasscock of Kansas State University...

 
 

Kansas lawyers criticize proposed Supreme Court reform

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 03:00:29

Kansas lawyers criticize proposed Supreme Court reform

Kansas lawmakers are considering changing the way state Supreme Court justices are selected, but lawyers say the move would politicize the court. The House Judicial Committee conducted a hearing Wednesday on two measures that would amend the Kansas Constitution. One change would select Supreme Co...

 
 

Gun and Drugs Found

By ksal-staff On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:04:54

Gun and Drugs Found

A traffic stop leads to drug charges for a Salina man. Police arrested 19-year-old Cooper Hammersmith after officers found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a 9mm handgun which he was sitting on in the vehicle. Police report Hammersmith was initially stopped for rolling through a stop sign in ...

 
 

Kansas Legislators Open 2 Days of Hearings on Marriage

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:31:28

Kansas Legislators Open 2 Days of Hearings on Marriage

Kansas lawmakers want to lower the state's divorce rate. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee on Wednesday conducted the first of two informational hearings on marriage called by the committee's chairman, Rep. Steve Brunk. The Wichita Republican says the state has an interest in keeping ...

 
 

KBI, County Attorney Clear Deputies in Fatal Shooting

By ksal-staff On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:35:28

KBI, County Attorney Clear Deputies in Fatal Shooting

Two Saline County Sheriff's deputies have returned to work after a month long probe by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation clears them of any wrongdoing in a shooting incident that fatally wounded 35-year-old Brock Nichols. Saline County Attorney Ellen Mitchell concluded in her review of the case,...

 
 

Lawmaker Wants To Set Up New Foster Care Program

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:02:21

Lawmaker Wants To Set Up New Foster Care Program

A Kansas state senator wants to offer more money under a proposed foster care program to married couples who don't have alcohol and tobacco in their homes and regularly attend church. Republican Sen. Forrest Knox says he's looking to provide more stability for children. His bill would set up the ...

 
 
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