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Railroad Plans Kansas Upgrades

By associated-press On Wed, 13 May 2015 11:25:06

Railroad Plans Kansas Upgrades

Union Pacific says it plans to spend about $120 million this year in Kansas to improve the state's rail infrastructure. The company announced in a news release Tuesday that it will spend almost $110 million to maintain railroad track. Other expenditures include $2.2 million to improve its signal ...

 
 

Lawmakers Discussing Various Tax Increases

By associated-press On Wed, 13 May 2015 11:22:50

Lawmakers Discussing Various Tax Increases

Kansas legislators are continuing to discuss proposals to raise taxes to fill a projected budget shortfall as the end of their annual session nears. The House Taxation Committee was expected to review proposals Wednesday for raising revenues to close a projected $406 million deficit in the budget...

 
 

More Charges In Dressing Room Video Case

By associated-press On Wed, 13 May 2015 11:19:11

More Charges In Dressing Room Video Case

A Lawrence man who was convicted last year of secretly videotaping people in dressing rooms in downtown Lawrence has pleaded no contest to charges of attempted rape and aggravated criminal sodomy. Thirty-seven-year-old Orion M. Graf had been scheduled to stand trial Monday before taking a plea ag...

 
 

Guilty Verdict In Retrial Of Two Murders

By toddpittenger On Tue, 12 May 2015 22:15:32

Guilty Verdict In Retrial Of Two Murders

A Salina man who was convicted back in 2010 for two murders, one during a burglary and another after an argument, has been convicted again but of lesser charges. Back in December of 2010 a Saline County jury convicted Willie Smith-Parker of first-degree premeditated murder and second-degree inten...

 
 

Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt Coming To Stiefel Theatre

By ksal-staff On Tue, 12 May 2015 21:26:17

Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt Coming To Stiefel Theatre

Another big show is coming to the Stiefel Theatre in Salina. Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are coming. According to the theater, the two veteran singer/songwriters join forces for a unique and intimate acoustic performance and deliver one of the most compelling and spontaneous concerts on the road. ...

 
 

Area Seniors Graduating

By ksal-staff On Tue, 12 May 2015 19:50:01

Area Seniors Graduating

Graduation supplies are popular items around the Salina area. This past weekend, and again this coming weekend, multiple schools are hosting commencement ceremonies for graduating seniors. This past weekend, seniors at K-State Salina, Kansas Wesleyan University, St. John’s Military School, and ...

 
 

Governor Silent on Vetoing Repeal of Tax Break

By associated-press On Tue, 12 May 2015 17:34:12

Governor Silent on Vetoing Repeal of Tax Break

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is not saying whether he would veto a revenue-raising plan from legislators if it repeals a tax break he's championed for business owners and farmers. The Republican governor shrugged off that question Tuesday as the House Taxation Committee worked on a plan to close a p...

 
 

Report: Kansas Wheat Crop Forecast at 272M Bushel

By associated-press On Tue, 12 May 2015 17:27:52

Report: Kansas Wheat Crop Forecast at 272M Bushel

The National Agricultural Statistics Service is forecasting that the nation's winter wheat crop will be up 7 percent this year. Their official production estimate of 1.47 billion bushels released Tuesday is based on average yield forecast of 43.5 bushels per acre. For Kansas, the agency estima...

 
 

Salina Bulk Solids Innovation Center Opens

By ksal-staff On Tue, 12 May 2015 15:39:19

Salina Bulk Solids Innovation Center Opens

After breaking ground on the project less than a year ago, the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center will celebrate its grand opening with a purple ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the 600 block of North Front Street in Salina. The public is welcome to attend. ...

 
 

Fat Cats

By joan-jerkovich On Tue, 12 May 2015 15:05:52

Fat Cats

Go to the dictionary and you will find the definition of a “Fat Cat”: fat cat  noun Slang .  1.  a wealthy person from whom large political campaign contributions are expected.  2.  any wealthy person, especially one who has become rich quickly through questionable dealings.  3.  an im...

 
 
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