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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 ...

 
 

Lobbyists In On Budget Earlier Than Disclosed

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:31:57

Lobbyists In On Budget Earlier Than Disclosed

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

 
 

Local Officials Oppose Limiting Records Fees

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:28:39

Local Officials Oppose Limiting Records Fees

Cities and counties in Kansas oppose a southeast Kansas lawmaker's proposal to limit what government agencies can charge for fulfilling requests for public records. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee had a hearing but took no action Tuesday on a...

 
 

Democrats Condemn Anti-Gay State Action

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:32:32

Democrats Condemn Anti-Gay State Action

A decision by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback to narrow an anti-discrimination policy for Kansas government workers has prompted a Democratic lawmaker to introduce a bill aimed at protecting gays and lesbians. Democratic state Rep. John Carmichael of Wichita on Tuesday asked the Kansas House Judici...

 
 

Governor Rescinds Order Protecting Gay Workers

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:30:57

Governor Rescinds Order Protecting Gay Workers

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has rescinded a former governor's order barring discrimination against gays and lesbians in hiring and employment throughout much of state government. The Republican said Tuesday he issued an executive order canceling the August 2007 order by Democratic Gov. Kathleen Seb...

 
 

Zoo Visits Abilene Learn and Grow Depot

By ksal-staff On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:38:29

Zoo Visits Abilene Learn and Grow Depot

Rolling Hills Zoo brought some live furry animals, education, and fun to Learn and Grow Depot in Abilene this week. Anita Butler, Director of Education at Rolling Hills Zoo, began the program by reading the story “Kiss, Kiss” to the children. With Valentine’s Day near, the story was fitting...

 
 

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Addressing Budget Shortfall

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:22:05

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Addressing Budget Shortfall

Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill closing most of a projected $344 million shortfall in the state's current budget. Brownback announced his action Tuesday and said lawmakers worked hard in passing it last week. The bill mostly diverts money from highway projects and other special funds to g...

 
 
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