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Wheat Looks Good as Kansas Harvest Begins Amid Low Prices

By staff On Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:17:41

Wheat Looks Good as Kansas Harvest Begins Amid Low Prices

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas farmers have begun harvesting what appears to be a bountiful wheat crop. More bushels coming in from this year's harvest will help ease some of the sting from wheat prices that have plunged roughly 53 percent since peaking at $7.77 a bushel during the 2012 drought. ...

 
 

Schmidt Wants Court to Ensure Schools Remain Open

By staff On Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:15:41

Schmidt Wants Court to Ensure Schools Remain Open

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt wants the state Supreme Court to rescind its warning that the state's schools may close if the Legislature doesn't fix funding inequities. The high court found the state's school funding system unconstitutional in February and set a June 3...

 
 

University of Kansas to Offer Classes in Leavenworth

By staff On Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:13:50

University of Kansas to Offer Classes in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas plans to begin offering classes in Leavenworth. The decision was announced Thursday at a meeting of the Leavenworth County Development Corporation, with has been working with the university to find sites in Leavenworth for the classes. The Leaven...

 
 

Ex-Guard Accused of Taking Bribes to Smuggle Tobacco

By staff On Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:12:11

Ex-Guard Accused of Taking Bribes to Smuggle Tobacco

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - Federal prosecutors allege a former guard at the Leavenworth penitentiary took bribes to smuggle tobacco into the prison. Marc Buckner, of Kansas City, Kansas, was indicted Wednesday on one count of accepting bribes. Buckner allegedly received more than $200,000 in bri...

 
 

10th Circuit: Kansas Can’t Block Voters From Casting Ballots

By staff On Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:10:15

10th Circuit: Kansas Can’t Block Voters From Casting Ballots

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A federal appeals court says Kansas cannot prevent thousands of eligible voters from casting ballots in the November federal election because they didn't prove their U.S. citizenship when registering to vote at motor vehicle offices. Friday's ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit...

 
 

Kansas Probe of 30 Dead Egrets Could Take Weeks, Months

By staff On Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:08:44

Kansas Probe of 30 Dead Egrets Could Take Weeks, Months

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas wildlife officials say it will take weeks and perhaps months to determine why 30 federally protected egrets turned up dead in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is trying to pinpoint what killed the birds last w...

 
 

Wealthy School Districts at Center of Kansas Funding Dispute

By staff On Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:04:48

Wealthy School Districts at Center of Kansas Funding Dispute

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Republicans returning to the Statehouse June 23 for a special session to discuss school funding say they plan to quickly resolve the issue to avoid school closures on July 1. The state's Supreme Court ruled last month that the Legislature's proposal for distributing mor...

 
 

Arkansas River Section Named National Water Trail

By staff On Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:02:37

Arkansas River Section Named National Water Trail

PRATT, Kan. (AP) - A portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas is now part of the National Park's Service National Water Trail system. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism says the 192-mile stretch of the Arkansas River from Great Bend to the Oklahoma border southeast of Arkansas Ci...

 
 

New ‘Old World’ Festival Prints

By jeff-garretson On Sat, 11 Jun 2016 19:01:21

New ‘Old World’ Festival Prints

Printmaker Charley Forsyth fit two Kansas giants into his small art tent at the Smoky Hill River Festival this weekend. Carvings of Basketball Inventor James Naismith and Abolitionist John Brown watch over Forsyth's space as visitors come and go to buy and inquire about his old world art. "I b...

 
 

Somber Saturday Start to River Festival

By ksal-staff On Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:13:56

Somber Saturday Start to River Festival

It was a somber start to the second full day of the Smoky Hill River Festival in Salina's Oakdale Park. Shortly after the gates opened at 10:00 a festival-goer suffered a serious medical condition. The person was headed to grab a shady spot in front of the Eric Stein Stage when he collapsed. M...

 
 
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