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Kansas Lawmaker Seeks Fall Hearing on Court Nominee

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:34:13

Kansas Lawmaker Seeks Fall Hearing on Court Nominee

The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman says he hopes to have a hearing this fall on Gov. Sam Brownback's next nominee to the state Court of Appeals. Chairman Jeff King said Wednesday he's hoping to have a full-day meeting in October or November. He says senators will take the job of vet...

 
 

Group Says Farm Bill Eases Rules For Coal Plant

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:27:29

Group Says Farm Bill Eases Rules For Coal Plant

The U.S. House-approved farm bill contains a provision that environmentalists say would ease rules for building a coal-burning power plant in southwest Kansas. Environmentalists have won federal court decisions requiring an environmental review before Hays-based Sunflower Electric Power Corp. can...

 
 

Salina Drug, Domestic Violence Programs Funded

By ksal-staff On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:34:49

Salina Drug, Domestic Violence Programs Funded

A couple of Salina organizations that deal with drug and domestic violence prevention are awarded state funds. According to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt the 28th Judicial District Community Corrections was awarded $59,086 to fund a Drug Court Intensive Supervision Officer. Domestic...

 
 

Workers Restoring Second-Oldest Military Cemetery

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:35:54

Workers Restoring Second-Oldest Military Cemetery

Workers are toiling under the hot summer sun to restore the nation's second-oldest military cemetery in Kansas. The work at the Baxter Springs National Cemetery No. 2 Soldier's Lot will include resetting and aligning all 217 headstones, which weigh about 100 pounds each. After the Civil War,...

 
 

Copper Theft

By davidweiner On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:35:34

Copper Theft

On July 11, T & R Dirt Construction reportedly started noticing that it was missing copper from some of it's construction sites. Salina Police say that workers for the company suspected that employee Jonathan Schmidt was involved in the missing copper. He allegedly bragged about making good m...

 
 

First Female Commander To Take Over Salina Regiment

By toddpittenger On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:13:05

First Female Commander To Take Over Salina Regiment

A Salina based regiment will become the first in the Kansas National Guard to be under the command of a woman. According to the Kansas Adjutant General's Office, Lt. Col. Judith D. Martin will take command of the 235th Regiment, Kansas Amy National Guard, in a ceremony this Saturday at the Kansas...

 
 

Judge Finds Offender Registry “Punitive”

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:27:19

Judge Finds Offender Registry “Punitive”

A judge has ordered the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to remove a man's name from the state's offender registry for sex, drug and violent crimes. Shawnee County Judge Larry Hendricks ruled Tuesday that a state law passed two years ago extending the amount of time offenders must remain on the re...

 
 

Kansas Man Cited After Drowning Cat

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:05:40

Kansas Man Cited After Drowning Cat

A Kansas man faces a municipal court date after he drowned a caged cat in a lake north of Kansas City. A neighbor and two children saw the man drown the cat. He told police he didn't realize the neighbors were watching. Police say the man, whose name was not released, drowned the cat Sunday af...

 
 

Kansas Board Rejects Voter Registration Fix

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:05:05

Kansas Board Rejects Voter Registration Fix

A state board has rejected proposed temporary changes to the Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship for newly registered voters. The change proposed Tuesday by Secretary of State Kris Kobach was in response to a glitch that caused delays to nearly 12,000 voter registration applications. Kansas...

 
 

Senate Subcommittee OKs $404M in Funds For NBAF

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:03:24

Senate Subcommittee OKs $404M in Funds For NBAF

A U.S. Senate subcommittee has approved $404 million in federal spending for the construction of a new federal research laboratory at Kansas State University. The vote Tuesday sends the funding for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility to the full Senate Appropriations Committee for conside...

 
 
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