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State Authorizes Record Debt

By associated-press On Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:44:38

State Authorizes Record Debt

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders have authorized a record $900 million in temporary borrowing to cover the state's expenses through June 2017. Brownback and the leaders met Wednesday as the State Finance Council and voted 8-1 to loan the state's main bank account the money from o...

 
 

School Funding Deal Close

By associated-press On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:05:22

School Funding Deal Close

Key Republican legislators say they're close to an agreement with Kansas school districts on a plan aimed at satisfying a court mandate to help poor schools. Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Ty Masterson said Wednesday that he's optimistic about a deal on a $38 million proposal. House ...

 
 

License Tag Fees Increasing July 1st

By ksal-staff On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:10:38

License Tag Fees Increasing July 1st

Effective July 1st, 2016, motor vehicle tag registration fees will increase to $3.25, in order to support the Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.  This was done in an effort to increase hiring in the agency, the KHP will receive $2 of the increased fee and the remainde...

 
 

Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

By ksal-staff On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:07:48

Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Greater Salina Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for its “GSCF Grants” cycle.  Five rounds of grants will be available throughout the year with the first round of grants due July 15.  Grant requests are limited to $5,000. Grant funding for the “GSCF Grants” cycle ...

 
 

Free Lead Screening Wednesday, Thursday

By jeff-garretson On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:25:26

Free Lead Screening Wednesday, Thursday

Elevated levels of lead found in blood samples of 32 area children have triggered a Kansas Department of Health and Environment investigation in Salina. Officials with the KDHE held a meeting on Tuesday evening to inform the public and local leaders of the probe's parameters. "At this point we...

 
 

What’s the Deal with Trump?

By clarkesanders On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:24:47

What’s the Deal with Trump?

Recently I attended and participated in my sister Lisa’s Memorial Service in Illinois.  Lisa passed away this past February about a month before what would have been her 59th birthday.  She spent the last 22 years of her life in Paris, France.  I was unable to attend her funeral in Paris and th...

 
 

Salina Police Log 6-22-16

By ksal-staff On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:37:23

Salina Police Log 6-22-16

Salina Police are investigating a couple of construction site burglaries at two schools. DeVader Concrete of Maple Hills, Kansas contacted police after discovering that someone had broken into a storage trailer parked at Sunset Elementary School, 1510 W. Republic during the overnight hours from Mond...

 
 

Dad Gets Tattoo to Match Son’s Scar

By associated-press On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:45:55

Dad Gets Tattoo to Match Son’s Scar

A Kansas dad's touching gesture of getting a tattoo to match a scar his young son was left with following brain cancer surgery is winning kudos on the internet. Josh Marshall tells ABC News his 8-year-old son Gabriel was left bald with a large horseshoe scar on the right side of his head after un...

 
 

Lead Levels Prompt Meeting, Concern

By ksal-staff On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 01:30:24

Lead Levels Prompt Meeting, Concern

About 75 people gathered at the Salina Community Theater Tuesday evening to learn a little more about an investigation into elevated blood lead levels in multiple children in Salina. Environmental Health Officer Dr. Farah Ahmed from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment told those gathe...

 
 

Ottawa County To Provide Howison Heights Water

By karen-shade On Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:07:37

Ottawa County To Provide Howison Heights Water

County Commission Chairman Monte Shadwick announced an update to last week’s discussions regarding water quality and supply concerns for residents living at Howison Heights, a subdivision about three miles north of I-70.  Shadwick reported that yesterday, owner Tim Howison signed paperwork that w...

 
 
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