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Teachers Still Plan Lawsuit

By associated-press On Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:56:26

Teachers Still Plan Lawsuit

The largest teachers union in Kansas plans to file a lawsuit after the July Fourth holiday challenging new education polices enacted this spring, including the elimination of guaranteed tenure in public schools. Marcus Baltzell says Tuesday that attorneys for the Kansas National Education Associa...

 
 

Kansas Releases First Draft of Water Vision Plan

By associated-press On Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:23:06

Kansas Releases First Draft of Water Vision Plan

Kansas has released its first draft of a 50-year "water vision" plan that aims to ensure a reliable supply for all citizens. The Kansas Water Office posted the document Tuesday on its website. It plans a statewide tour starting July 7 to gather public input. The plan includes an ambitious blen...

 
 

Kansas Teacher License Changes Take Effect

By associated-press On Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:21:27

Kansas Teacher License Changes Take Effect

Kansas officials say the state is hearing from people interested in new teaching license regulations that would allow some people to teach without having education degrees. The changes taking effect Tuesday are aimed at making it easier for people with professional experience to fill teaching vac...

 
 

2 Men Sought in Attack

By ksal-staff On Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:35:18

2 Men Sought in Attack

Police make one arrest and are seeking two other suspects after a man is beaten at a Salina pub. Officers were called to Sunset Billiards, 1215 W. Crawford, around 12:30am Tuesday after a scuffle left a man bloody with a broken nose. Police say 36-year-old Nathan Thompson was conversing with t...

 
 

Rain Prompts Hays To Lift Fireworks Ban

By associated-press On Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:41:15

Rain Prompts Hays To Lift Fireworks Ban

After a two-year ban, fireworks will be allowed this year in the city of Hays. The Hays City Commission voted Monday night to allow fireworks within city limits July 2-4. The commission chose in May to continue the ban for a third year. But vendors and residents have asked the commission to re...

 
 

Wildlife Rescue Group Money Woes

By toddpittenger On Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:08:50

Wildlife Rescue Group Money Woes

A northeast Kansas organization that helps returned injured animals to the wild is suffering from some financial injuries. Operation Wildlife in Linwood is facing an unexpected $12,000 in repair costs after its well, washing machine and air conditioner broke down in the last month. Director ...

 
 

Business Border War Truce Offered

By associated-press On Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:06:09

Business Border War Truce Offered

Missouri is offering a truce to Kansas in their ongoing battle to lure businesses across the state line with lucrative tax breaks. Gov. Jay Nixon was to sign legislation Tuesday in Kansas City that would prohibit Missouri from offering incentives to businesses that relocate from one of four Kansa...

 
 

Arrest After Shooting, Standoff

By associated-press On Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:03

Arrest After Shooting, Standoff

A man is in custody after a shooting at a gas station and a four-hour standoff at a house in central Topeka. Police say 51-year-old Daniel Lynn Cregut was booked into jail Monday night on several charges, including four counts of attempted murder. Officers went to a gas station after a woman c...

 
 

Governor Candidate Compared To Graves

By associated-press On Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:44:43

Governor Candidate Compared To Graves

Former Kansas Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer is comparing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis to former Republican Gov. Bill Graves. The Davis campaign announced Monday that Sherrer would serve as one of its two senior economic advisers. Sherrer is a lifelong Republican who served as lieutenant ...

 
 

International Teachers Join Kansas Schools

By associated-press On Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:42:30

International Teachers Join Kansas Schools

Nine international teachers will be in Kansas classrooms this fall to give students exposure to other cultures and languages. The state Department of Education began the Visiting International Teacher program in 2001. The program allows certified teachers from Spain and China to spend up to th...

 
 
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