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Does Money Matter?

By ksal-staff On Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:54:31

Does Money Matter?

Does money Matter?  Yes. On average, aggregate measures of per-pupil spending are positively associated with improved or higher student outcomes. The size of this effect is larger in some studies than in others, and, in some cases, additional funding appears to matter more for some students than fo...

 
 

The Circus Comes to Town

By rich-alexendar On Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:52:17

The Circus Comes to Town

“The Eclipsed State.” That was the title of the chapter about Kansas from a book years ago about each and every state. It was the authors’ contention that Kansas, once a bell-weather state and a harbinger of things to come, had been “eclipsed” by the times, and that Kansas’ reputation an...

 
 

Cookie Controversy

By staff On Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:47:44

Cookie Controversy

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past week, you probably already know that it is officially Girl Scout Cookie season. Girl Scouts have been selling cookies in America since 1917 to raise funds for the organization, and sales are estimated at over 200 million boxes per year. It teach...

 
 

Salina Crime Stoppers 3-4-16

By ksal-staff On Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:02:30

Salina Crime Stoppers 3-4-16

Between February 16th and February 18th, 2016, a theft occurred at 851 E. North. A white 20’ Carrier container trailer was taken. The following items were inside the trailer: • 2 Dewalt table saws and stands • Scaffolding • Skilsaw • 3 nail guns • Air compressor • ...

 
 

Deadline Day For Kansas Budget

By associated-press On Fri, 04 Mar 2016 14:59:23

Deadline Day For Kansas Budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback faces decisions about whether to veto provisions in a bill designed to help Kansas balance its budget through June 2017. Brownback's deadline is Friday. Governors have the power to veto individual budget items. One provision prevents the state ...

 
 

Kansas Senate Panel Considers Family Planning Tiered System

By associated-press On Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:35:08

Kansas Senate Panel Considers Family Planning Tiered System

A Kansas Senate committee has considered legislation to make permanent a provision that would create a tiered system for family planning funds. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the bill would prioritize federal funds for family planning services, sending them to state, county and local hea...

 
 

KBI Takes over Swim Team Investigation

By associated-press On Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:29:24

KBI Takes over Swim Team Investigation

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is now handling the investigation of an alleged sexual assault aboard a bus carrying the Great Bend High School boys swim team in February. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said the case went to the KBI because of questions about jurisdiction. The bus drove...

 
 

Caucus Tug of War

By jeff-garretson On Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:35:42

Caucus Tug of War

Kansans will caucus on Saturday for presidential candidates and in Salina, the Democrats will gather at South High while the Republicans meet at Central High. Republicans will vote a secret paper ballot while Democrats use sway to gather final support for their choice. "I think it's refreshing...

 
 

Salina Police Log 3-3-2016

By ksal-staff On Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:47:31

Salina Police Log 3-3-2016

A burglary and several forgeries highlight Thursday's Salina Police Log. Police arrested 27-year-old Steven Bishop on Wednesday on a warrant. He is accused of stealing a couple of checks, forging them, and cashing them at two different Salina banks. Total loss is $987. Bishop could face charges ...

 
 

Man Accused of Child Abuse

By ksal-staff On Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:29:07

Man Accused of Child Abuse

Chemical burns to the mouth and throat of a teenage girl prompt the arrest of a Salina man on child abuse charges. Police Captain Mike Sweeney says that 43-year-old Edward Miles was arrested on Wednesday. Miles is accused of soaking a piece of cloth in bleach, and shoving it into the mouth of ...

 
 
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