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Kansas Supreme Court Sets Timeline in School Funding Lawsuit

By associated-press On Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:45:21

Kansas Supreme Court Sets Timeline in School Funding Lawsuit

The Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in November on whether the school funding law has fixed unconstitutional disparities so it provides equal educational opportunities for all students. But it will not be until spring of 2016 when it will hear the part of the appeal on whether Kansa...

 
 

Hutchinson Receives Christmas Card 47 Years Later

By associated-press On Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:40:40

Hutchinson Receives Christmas Card 47 Years Later

A Hutchinson woman has received a Christmas card nearly a half-century after it was mailed from neighboring Nebraska. The Christmas card that Carol Hastings received had a 6-cent stamp and was postmarked Omaha, Nebraska, on December 20th, 1968. The Hutchinson News reports the card was delivered t...

 
 

Governor’s Case on Teacher Pay Has Faulty Comparison

By associated-press On Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:48:09

Governor’s Case on Teacher Pay Has Faulty Comparison

Governor Sam Brownback has stumbled in trying to build a case that teachers in Kansas are paid significantly better on average than teachers in neighboring Missouri. Brownback told reporters during a Friday news conference that teachers in Kansas are paid an average of nearly $55,000 a year. The ...

 
 

Kansas Budget Cuts Coming; Governor Expands Aide’s Duties

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:15:09

Kansas Budget Cuts Coming; Governor Expands Aide’s Duties

Gov. Sam Brownback's chief spokeswoman says he expects to outline spending cuts next week to keep Kansas' current budget balanced. Brownback spokeswoman Eileen Hawley confirmed his plans Friday as the Republican governor announced that he's expanded the duties of budget director Shawn Sullivan to...

 
 

Kansas Sues US Army over Fort Riley Food Service Contract

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:02:56

Kansas Sues US Army over Fort Riley Food Service Contract

The state of Kansas is suing the U.S. Army in federal court, alleging the Army is trying to prevent the state from continuing to provide cafeteria service at Fort Riley. The state has received the federal contract worth more than $1 million since 2006. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Ka...

 
 

Crash, Fire and Rescue

By ksal-staff On Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:09:11

Crash, Fire and Rescue

A medical condition may have led to a single vehicle crash and rescue on Thursday morning. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that 35-year-old Randall Witte from Lincoln, KS was injured after the pickup he was driving hit a guard rail and rolled into a ditch near the Muir Road overpass on I...

 
 

KDHE: No Danger from Sewage in River

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:11:29

KDHE: No Danger from Sewage in River

Kansas health officials say there is no cause for alarm after three incidents in which millions of gallons of sewage spilled into the Kansas River at Topeka. The latest incident was on Tuesday, when a sanitary sewer main leak caused 55,000 gallons of raw sewage to enter the river. The Topeka C...

 
 

Abandoned Pets Found in Salina Motel Room

By ksal-staff On Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:07:25

Abandoned Pets Found in Salina Motel Room

Animal control officers were sent to a Salina motel room after an odor complaint was made on Thursday. Salina's Animal Service Supervisor Vanessa Cowie, tells KSAL News that, at least 10 animals were found in a room at the Traveler's Lodge at 245 S. Broadway, all suffering from dehydration and maln...

 
 

SW Kansas Post Office Temporarily Closed after Car Crash

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:56:18

SW Kansas Post Office Temporarily Closed after Car Crash

A southwest Kansas post office is temporarily closed after a car crashed into the building. The Hutchinson News reports the crash happened on Thursday in Kismet, a town of fewer than 500 people 20 minutes northeast of Liberal. Seward County sheriff's deputies at the scene declined Thursday eve...

 
 

Kansas Governor Preparing to Discuss Abortion, Other Issues

By associated-press On Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:47:23

Kansas Governor Preparing to Discuss Abortion, Other Issues

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to have a Statehouse news conference to discuss abortion and education issues. Brownback's office said that during Friday afternoon's event he would address his call for a state medical board investigation into whether tissue from aborted fetuses is being so...

 
 
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