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Kansas Common Core Standard Foes Focus On Tests

By associated-press On Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:38:27

Kansas Common Core Standard Foes Focus On Tests

Opponents of multistate reading and math standards adopted for Kansas public schools are pushing the state school board not to join other states to develop annual tests to measure how well students learn. Critics of the Common Core standards urged the board Tuesday to rely on a center for educati...

 
 

Troopers Assist Over 1,500 Motorists

By ksal-staff On Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:29:26

Troopers Assist Over 1,500 Motorists

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers assisted 1,559 motorists over the Independence Day holiday reporting period. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. During that time, the Patrol worked one fatal crash, which resul...

 
 

Kansas Considers Tolls for KC-Area Highways

By associated-press On Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:38:31

Kansas Considers Tolls for KC-Area Highways

Kansas officials are considering the long-term possibility of adding toll costs to some Kansas highways in the Kansas City area. The Kansas Department of Transportation says tolls may be an option decades from now for commuters on parts of Interstate 35, Kansas 10 and other highways on the Kansas...

 
 

Hoffman Bike Stolen

By jeff-garretson On Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:42:07

Hoffman Bike Stolen

A bike is stolen from a front yard. Salina Police are looking for someone who removed a black, Hoffman bicycle with baby blue rims from a yard in the 400 block of Montrose. The owner told officers it was not locked up and was taken sometime Monday evening between 7:15pm and 9pm. The bike is valued a...

 
 

Kansas State School Board Reviewing Budget Issues

By toddpittenger On Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:53:29

Kansas State School Board Reviewing Budget Issues

Kansas State Board of Education members are pondering how much additional funding for public schools they'll seek next year. The agenda for the board's meeting Tuesday includes a discussion of boosting general state aid and money for professional development and school lunch programs during the f...

 
 

Wichitan’s Nephew Facing Execution In Iraq

By associated-press On Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:19:41

Wichitan’s Nephew Facing Execution In Iraq

A Wichita man says he's doing all he can to save his nephew from execution in Iraq. Musadik Mahdi, a Wichita aerospace engineer, says he fears his efforts will be in vain because his nephew is being held at a prison where executions happen on a whim. His nephew, Osama Jamal 'Abdallah Mahdi, w...

 
 

Notable Kansas Books Named For 2013

By associated-press On Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:56:27

Notable Kansas Books Named For 2013

A biography of President Dwight Eisenhower, a history of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and novels set in the state and elsewhere are among this year’s 15 notable Kansas books. State Librarian Jo Budler announced the list Monday. It honors books published last year by a Kansas author or on ...

 
 

K-State Student Gets 30 Years For Arson Death

By associated-press On Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:45:34

K-State Student Gets 30 Years For Arson Death

A Kansas State University student who set a fire that killed a university researcher has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sentenced 20-year-old Manhattan, Kan., resident Patrick Martin Scahill on Monday for starting the Feb. 6 fire at Lee Crest Apar...

 
 

Several Kansas Sites Added To Historic Register

By associated-press On Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:39:41

Several Kansas Sites Added To Historic Register

A Wamego home and a former high school in Belleville are among the newest Kansas sites added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Kansas Historical Society said in a release that the listings were entered into the National Register on June 25, bringing the total number of Kansas listi...

 
 

Two Killed In Barton County Oilfield Accident

By associated-press On Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:25:19

Two Killed In Barton County Oilfield Accident

Barton County officials say a man and his son-in-law died in an oilfield-related accident. Sheriff Brian Bellendir says the men died Monday about one mile northeast of Claflin. The victims, 50-year-old Curtis Hoffman and 30-year-old Kebby Myers, apparently died after being overcome by hydrogen su...

 
 
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