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Calls Go Out To Kansans On Religious Freedom Bill

By associated-press On Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:51:17

Calls Go Out To Kansans On Religious Freedom Bill

A Wichita-based group has left voicemail messages urging Kansans to thank their state representative who voted for a bill that sought to protect from lawsuits employees who refused service to anyone based on religious beliefs about marriage. House members overwhelmingly approved the bill, but ...

 
 

28,000 Ballots to Hit Mail Box Soon

By ksal-staff On Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:30:36

28,000 Ballots to Hit Mail Box Soon

Saline County Clerk and Election Officer Don Merriman says he's hoping for a 50-percent participation rate when all is said and done in a stand alone bond issue this April. Merriman stopped into the KSAL Morning News on Monday with a look at a mail-in ballot that will decide whether voters who li...

 
 

Police Log

By ksal-staff On Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:36:28

Police Log

Salina Police are investigating two vehicle thefts. Officers were called to the 800 block of Harold on Friday after a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck was stolen off the street. The owner told police the vehicle, which is gray in color and has the Kansas license tag: 819 DDG, was taken sometime b...

 
 

Kansas Farm Interests Want Say In Power Lines

By associated-press On Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:09:29

Kansas Farm Interests Want Say In Power Lines

A bill before the Kansas House would allow farming interests to have more input into where power lines are placed. The bill would require all power line projects to be reviewed by the Kansas Electric Transmission Authority before they are considered by the Kansas Corporation Commission. Rep....

 
 

Stay at Home Versus Working Mom?

By joan-jerkovich On Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:00:46

Stay at Home Versus Working Mom?

My sister is critical of my decision to work instead of stay home with my two young children. My husband doesn’t make as much money as hers, so if we want any extras I have to work, plus I enjoy my job and don’t think I have the patience to be at home all day with little ones. Why do we have to ...

 
 

Lawmakers To Debate Anti Fluoride Proposal

By associated-press On Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:26:31

Lawmakers To Debate Anti Fluoride Proposal

A Kansas House committee is considering a proposal to require cities and other local governments to warn consumers if they put fluoride in their water supplies. The bill on the Health and Human Services Committee's agenda Monday has been condemned by public health officials and the Kansas Dental ...

 
 

Rural Kansas hospitals fear redesignation proposal

By associated-press On Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:04:59

Rural Kansas hospitals fear redesignation proposal

Kansas hospital officials say a federal proposal to change how rural hospitals are designated for purposes of Medicare reimbursements could be devastating to smaller health care facilities that already are struggling to survive. The Wichita Eagle  reports a Department of Health and Human Service...

 
 

Senate hopeful in hot water over Facebook posts

By associated-press On Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:56:38

Senate hopeful in hot water over Facebook posts

A Kansas radiologist who is seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts acknowledges making a mistake when he posted gruesome X-ray images of fatal gunshot wounds and medical injuries to his Facebook page years ago, but he blames Roberts for making them public. The Topeka Capital-Journal  reports he...

 
 

2013 Law An Issue In Kansas Gay Marriage Debate

By associated-press On Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:39:16

2013 Law An Issue In Kansas Gay Marriage Debate

Kansas enacted a law last year to prevent government agencies from infringing on residents' religious liberties. That policy is an issue in the Legislature's debate this year over responding to the possibility that the federal courts could strike down the state's ban on gay marriage. In the ...

 
 

Thousands Pay Tribute To Slain Child

By associated-press On Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:25:39

Thousands Pay Tribute To Slain Child

Thousands of people holding flickering candles marched through Springfield to remember a 10-year-old girl who was kidnapped and killed less than a week ago. The Springfield News-Leader reports family members of Hailey Owens led the procession Saturday night while onlookers filled sidewalks....

 
 
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