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March To Protest Lack Of Quality Jobs

By ksal-staff On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:25:38

March To Protest Lack Of Quality Jobs

Community activists are planning what they're calling a worker justice march in Wichita this weekend to protest what they say is a lack of quality jobs in the area. Sunflower Community Action, the Black Arts Festival and labor groups are staging Saturday's march and rally focusing on low-income w...

 
 

Spirit Aerosystems Announces More Job Cuts

By ksal-staff On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 03:25:18

Spirit Aerosystems Announces More Job Cuts

Aircraft parts maker Spirit Aerosystems plans to cut more jobs at its plant in Wichita, starting in September. Thursday's announcement came roughly a month after Spirit said it was laying off about 360 salaried support and management workers at its facilities in Kansas and Oklahoma. Spirit say...

 
 

Alma Lawyer Seeks Libertarian Nod For Governor

By ksal-staff On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 03:19:42

Alma Lawyer Seeks Libertarian Nod For Governor

A second person has joined the race to become the Libertarian candidate for the Kansas governor's office in 2014. Keen Umbehr, a 54-year-old lawyer from Alma, filed documents Thursday with the secretary of state's office to appoint a treasurer for his campaign. The Topeka Capital-Journal repor...

 
 

New KHP Troopers Receive Badges

By toddpittenger On Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:55:22

New KHP Troopers Receive Badges

A group of new state troopers received their badges in a ceremony Thursday afternoon in Salina. The 11 troopers are part of KHP Recruit Class #52, the latest graduates from the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy in Salina. Director Ed Pavey from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center spok...

 
 

Zebra Mussels Confirmed At Another Kansas Lake

By associated-press On Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:44:48

Zebra Mussels Confirmed At Another Kansas Lake

Kansas wildlife officials have confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in still another lake. The Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism said Thursday the tiny mollusks were spotted by an angler at Lake Shawnee in Topeka. The discovery brings to 19 the number of Kansas lakes infested by zebra...

 
 

Dry Spell Renews Drought Worries

By associated-press On Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:42:27

Dry Spell Renews Drought Worries

A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops. Experts say corn and soybeans may not have enough moisture in dry areas to develop to full weight, which could reduce this year's harvest. The week...

 
 

Kansans Join Fast-Food Strike

By associated-press On Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:37:06

Kansans Join Fast-Food Strike

Employees of a Pizza Hut in southeast Topeka have walked off the job for the day as part of a national strike to seek higher wages and union protection for fast-food workers. Eight employees gathered before the lunch hour Thursday to make their demands known. The action was part of a nationwide ...

 
 

Arrest Made after Computer Theft

By jeff-garretson On Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:42:01

Arrest Made after Computer Theft

A traffic stop leads to an arrest in a shoplifting case. A Salina traffic officer attempted to pull over a car in the 900 block of Manchester Wednesday afternoon just before 1pm for a tag violation. The suspect fled and was arrested after a short foot-chase. Further investigation led to the...

 
 

Propane Grill, More Stolen

By jeff-garretson On Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:25:40

Propane Grill, More Stolen

A backyard grill is stolen. Salina Police are investigating after thieves remove a Kenmore, gas grill from a yard in the 2000 block of Leland Way. The owner told officers someone came into his backyard sometime between 1am and 9:30am last Saturday and took the grill plus the cover, two propane...

 
 

Federal Cuts Cost Kansas Preschool Spots

By associated-press On Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:48:00

Federal Cuts Cost Kansas Preschool Spots

The Kansas Head Start Association says more than 400 fewer children will be able to take part in Head Start programs in Kansas because of the recent mandatory federal budget cuts. Before the federal budget cuts took effect earlier this year, Kansas Head Start programs had more than 9,000 slots f...

 
 
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