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Kansas House Advances Budget Bill

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:49:33

Kansas House Advances Budget Bill

The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill eliminating a projected shortfall of more than $330 million in the state's current budget after members complained about some of the maneuvers for closing the gap. The Republican-controlled House advanced the bill Tuesday on a voice vote a...

 
 

Moran To Host Aviation Event In Salina

By ksal-staff On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:24:08

Moran To Host Aviation Event In Salina

Senator Jerry Moran will host an aviation event in Salina. According to the Senator's office, Moran will host an aviation roundtable to discuss a number of Kansas aviation priorities for 2015.  Along with Moran, the roundtable will include Senator Pat Roberts, representatives from the Kansas Ass...

 
 

Altered Historic Illustration Removed At Capitol

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:29:59

Altered Historic Illustration Removed At Capitol

The Kansas Historical Society has removed an 1860s illustration depicting an election in the state's territorial period after receiving complaints that the image had been airbrushed to remove references to voter fraud. The original illustration, "Voting in Kickapoo," shows men waiting to vote and...

 
 

College Gap Between Rich, Poor Widens

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:26:16

College Gap Between Rich, Poor Widens

The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation's richest and poorest students by age 24 has doubled during the last four decades. A study released Tuesday by two education organizations finds that the percent of students from the lowest-income families earning a bachelor's degree has in...

 
 

Kansas School’s Pricy Piano Criticized

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:21:32

Kansas School’s Pricy Piano Criticized

A Kansas City high school's purchase of an estimated $47,000 grand piano is striking some sour notes among critics. The school board approved the purchase last month for Sumner Academy. District officials say the old piano is in poor condition due to use and age. It's at least 40 years old. So...

 
 

Lawmakers propose tightening open records laws

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:46:44

Lawmakers propose tightening open records laws

Senate Democrats in Kansas say they plan to introduce a bill this week aimed at closing loopholes in open records laws when it comes to private e-mail accounts and electronic devices. The Wichita Eagle reports that the move comes after state budget director Shawn Sullivan used a private email acc...

 
 

Kansas activists push to ban abortion procedure

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:44:59

Kansas activists push to ban abortion procedure

Kansas abortion rights activists say a proposal to ban a specific abortion procedure could end up establishing broader restrictions. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee conducted a hearing Monday on a bill that would ban the procedure known as dilation and evacuation. Kansas already ba...

 
 

Kansas man accused of drunken driving with 9 children in SUV

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:41:43

Kansas man accused of drunken driving with 9 children in SUV

A 32-year-old Kansas man is suspected of drunken driving after being found passed out in the drive-thru of a fast-food restaurant with nine children in his vehicle. The man, who was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of driving under the influence and child endangerment, had not been formal...

 
 

City Supports Downtown Apartment Project

By ksal-staff On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:10:17

City Supports Downtown Apartment Project

Salina City Commisssioners give their support to a project that would bring around 50 apartments to Downtown Salina. Flint Hills Holdings Group is seeking tax credits for the project. As part of the process, a resolution of support is needed. The project includes a minimum 48 unit housing proj...

 
 

Worker Hurt At K-State Construction Site

By ksal-staff On Mon, 02 Feb 2015 21:04:56

Worker Hurt At K-State Construction Site

A worker was hurt Monday morning at a Kansas State University construction site. The school says that K-State Police and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS responded to the Vanier Football Complex construction site for a workplace accident. According to...

 
 
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