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Kansas lawmakers pass raft of bills before deadline

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:48:58

Kansas lawmakers pass raft of bills before deadline

Kansas legislators have reached the midpoint of their annual session having advanced gun-rights and teacher collective bargaining proposals but having left measures to legalize medical marijuana, expand the Medicaid program and restrict fracking to languish. Most bills had to be passed out of the...

 
 

Kansas school funding plan aimed at ending budget surprises

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:46:09

Kansas school funding plan aimed at ending budget surprises

Top Republican officials in Kansas are working on a plan to overhaul funding for public schools designed to prevent unanticipated demands for new spending. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is calling on the GOP-dominated Legislature to junk the state's current formula for distributing $3.6 billion i...

 
 

KSU To Display Shakespeare “First Folio”

By ksal-staff On Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:36:38

KSU To Display Shakespeare “First Folio”

Kansas State University has been selected as a host site for "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare," a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world's most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center and...

 
 

Kansas Wildlife Photos Sought

By ksal-staff On Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:23:25

Kansas Wildlife Photos Sought

Previously a youth-only contest, the annual Wild About Kansas photo contest, hosted by Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine, now offers an adult category, opening the contest to photographers age 19 and older. Submissions are being accepted now through Oct. 23, 2015. “Kansas is a state filled w...

 
 

KWU To Host Prayer Breakfast

By ksal-staff On Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:09:20

KWU To Host Prayer Breakfast

Kansas Wesleyan University will host the 2015 community-wide ecumenical prayer breakfast. According to the school, the event is at 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 30. The public is welcome to join KWU President and CEO Matt Thompson, Ph.D. and Salina-area church leaders for this special gathering in th...

 
 

Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:47:53

Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight pollinating insects face partially because farmers enticed by ethanol mandates grow more herbicide-resistant crops. Herbicide makers say they're committed to boosting the population of monarchs, which have seen their ...

 
 

Kansas legislators takes break until Wednesday

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:44:18

Kansas legislators takes break until Wednesday

Kansas legislators are on break until Wednesday. State lawmakers usually take several days off after the "turnaround" deadline that passed Friday. Most bills that have not been approved by their chamber of origin were discarded after the Friday deadline. Lawmakers passed a raft of legislation ...

 
 

Weekend Of Snow, Ice, Cold

By ksal-staff On Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:38:52

Weekend Of Snow, Ice, Cold

It won't be a major winter storm, but a mix of snow, ice, and cold will impact much of Kansas Saturday into Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, widespread snow will develop across the region Saturday and continue into Sunday morning. Generally, 2-5 inches of snow is anticipated, ...

 
 

Radio Raises Over $65,000 For Childhood Cancer

By toddpittenger On Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:45:03

Radio Raises Over $65,000 For Childhood Cancer

Two radio stations raised over $65,000 to help in the fight against childhood cancer. Salina Media Group radio stations Y 93.7, and Sunny 102.5, on Friday concluded a two-day radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Listeners from all over Kansas opened up their hearts, and ...

 
 

Kansas Supreme Court suspends Sedgwick County judge

By associated-press On Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:05:15

Kansas Supreme Court suspends Sedgwick County judge

The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered a 90-day, unpaid suspension for Sedgwick County District Judge Timothy H. Henderson for violating the code of judicial conduct. The ruling handed down Friday comes after a finding by the Judicial Qualifications Commission that Henderson had sexually harassed f...

 
 
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