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Tax Increases Sought To Address Budget

By associated-press On Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:58:24

Tax Increases Sought To Address Budget

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed raising tobacco and liquor taxes and slowing down future income tax cuts to help close projected budget shortfalls. Brownback released a plan Friday to nearly triple the state's cigarette tax, to $2.29 a pack from 79 cents a pack. He also proposed rai...

 
 

Kansas Student Financial Aid Not Covering Costs

By associated-press On Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:56:09

Kansas Student Financial Aid Not Covering Costs

A new report says more Kansas college students are receiving Pell Grants but the money isn't covering the rising cost of attending a four-year college. The report delivered Thursday to the Kansas Board of Regents says more than 37 percent of four-year students in Kansas received Pell Grants last...

 
 

Budget Proposal To Be Released

By associated-press On Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:27:19

Budget Proposal To Be Released

Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to release budget proposals to Kansas legislators spelling out how he wants to close projected shortfalls. Budget Director Shawn Sullivan was briefing a joint Friday morning meeting of the House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees. Sullivan is ex...

 
 

Kansas Conservation Projects Funded

By associated-press On Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:23:13

Kansas Conservation Projects Funded

Kansas has been awarded $13 million from the Agriculture Department for a multi-state project designed to improve water quality through the use of forestry practices. The award is among 100 projects across the nation funded through the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program in the Farm Bil...

 
 

Men Lose Their Virginity Later Than Women

By joan-jerkovich On Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:27:18

Men Lose Their Virginity Later Than Women

Between the ages of 20 to 24, there are more men than women who are virgins.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in this age range, 12.3% of females are virgins, compared to 14.3% of men. It is also reported that the average age in which Americans lose their virginit...

 
 

No Income Tax Still Part Of Governor’s Agenda

By associated-press On Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:35:28

No Income Tax Still Part Of Governor’s Agenda

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says budget problems won't prevent Kansas from continuing to move toward eliminating its income taxes. In the annual State of the State address Thursday night, Brownback also called for overhauling the state's formula for distributing aid to public schools. But Brow...

 
 

Body Found On Frozen Creek

By ksal-staff On Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:40:32

Body Found On Frozen Creek

An investigation is underway after a body was found on a frozen creek Thursday evening. Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that a body was found on the ice on Mulberry Creek, in a wooded area in the 1900 Block of North 5th Street. The area, located behind the Bosselman Pilot T...

 
 

Economy Remains Weak in Rural Parts of 10 States

By associated-press On Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:26:38

Economy Remains Weak in Rural Parts of 10 States

A monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states because of low grain and oil prices. The region's overall economic index improved slightly to 50.9 in January from December's neutral score of 50. The index ranges from 0 to 100. A...

 
 

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Conservation Plan Receives Windfall

By associated-press On Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:24:57

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Conservation Plan Receives Windfall

Kansas fish and wildlife officials are saying that the plan to protect the endangered lesser prairie-chicken has raised nearly double the expected revenue in its first year. The plan collects funds from fees on new developments in the bird's natural habitat and dedicates that revenue to conservat...

 
 

Medical Marijuana Supporters Rally at Kansas Statehouse

By associated-press On Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:23:05

Medical Marijuana Supporters Rally at Kansas Statehouse

Supporters of medical marijuana in Kansas have joined two Democratic state lawmakers at a Statehouse rally in favor of a bill legalizing marijuana for medical use. About 50 people attended the rally Thursday. Rep. Gail Finney, of Wichita, and Sen. David Haley of Kansas City filed medical marij...

 
 
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