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The Final Summer For Starbase

By davidweiner On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:29:26

The Final Summer For Starbase

By September 30, Starbase, the hands on summer science program used around the nation will finish it's final year. Starbase is a week long summer science program that gives kids access to model rockets, robotics, airport control towers and the opportunity to live chat with NASA rocket scientist's...

 
 

Backers of Multistate Standards Pack Kansas Meeting

By associated-press On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:24:30

Backers of Multistate Standards Pack Kansas Meeting

The Kansas State Board of Education is hearing strong support for multistate reading and math standards. Superintendents and teachers testified Tuesday in favor of standards adopted in 2010 by the board. Known as Common Core, the standards have sparked controversy, particularly among conservative...

 
 

Kansas Teen Dies in Tubing Accident

By associated-press On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:06:39

Kansas Teen Dies in Tubing Accident

The Nemaha County sheriff says a 14-year-old boy died after an accident at Centralia City Lake. The sheriff says in a news release that the teen was riding a tube being pulled by a boat Monday evening when he was thrown from the tube. The teenager, whose name is not being released, was later p...

 
 

Crews Search For Teen Missing at Kanopolis Lake

By associated-press On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:02:00

Crews Search For Teen Missing at Kanopolis Lake

Crews are searching Kanopolis Lake in central Kansas for a teenager who went missing while kayaking with friends. Ellsworth County Sheriff Tracy Ploutz says three friends were camping at the lake when they decided to kayak between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Tuesday. Ploutz says wind might have caused o...

 
 

Man Cited for Nudity

By ksal-staff On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:32:25

Man Cited for Nudity

A Salina man is cited for public nudity at a spray park. Officers were called to the spray park near the Friendship Center at 746 Comanche on Monday afternoon around 1:15pm. Witnesses told police, 43-year-old Tommy Tripp had taken his pants off in front of some children and adults who were pre...

 
 

No Winners in Kansas Budget

By opinion-press On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:11:32

No Winners in Kansas Budget

It has been suggested by some that adjournment was the best thing to come out of the 2013 legislative session. That assessment is premature - although legislators have finished legislating for the year they haven't yet returned to Topeka for the official adjournment - and overlooks the fact the L...

 
 

Don’t Make Crisis Worse

By opinion-press On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:09:48

Don’t Make Crisis Worse

It was good to hear Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, acknowledge that the state likely will lose the school-funding lawsuit. But not that she thinks the Legislature may defy that ruling. "We will most likely be in a constitutional crisis," Wagle said Wednesday at the Wichita Downtown Lion...

 
 

Does Public Care About Higher Education Cuts?

By opinion-press On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:07:56

Does Public Care About Higher Education Cuts?

The Kansas Board of Regents has plenty of reason to be disappointed and even angry at Kansas lawmakers who approved budget cuts exceeding 5 percent for the universities under the Regents' purview. The cuts will, as members assert, hurt the education of thousands of present and future students, co...

 
 

Fort Hays State Begins Installing Wind Turbines

By associated-press On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:06:38

Fort Hays State Begins Installing Wind Turbines

Fort Hays State University could be generating electricity from wind turbines in the next few weeks. After more than six years of planning and a price tag $9 million, work crews are installing two 400-foot wind turbines at the university in Hays. Crews began installing the first turbine last w...

 
 

Teens Accused in Sexual Assault of Elderly Widow

By associated-press On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:02:14

Teens Accused in Sexual Assault of Elderly Widow

Two teenagers are under arrest in Wichita, accused of sexually assaulting a 76-year-old widow and stealing items from her home. Police expect charges to be filed today against the male suspects, who are 17 and 18 years old. The teens were arrested around 6 a.m. Friday, shortly after the attack...

 
 
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