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Lawrence Public Schools Say Goodbye to Textbooks

By associated-press On Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:30:02

Lawrence Public Schools Say Goodbye to Textbooks

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Next semester the Lawrence Public Schools will introduce a pilot course that relies on free, openly licensed educational resources rather than textbooks. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the district's plan is part of a new U.S. Department of Education campaign called #G...

 
 

World Series Champions!

By associated-press On Mon, 02 Nov 2015 05:51:35

World Series Champions!

Sunday night belonged to Matt Harvey. Monday morning - and now a World Series title - belongs to the Kansas City Royals. After Harvey dominated the first eight innings of Game 5, the Royals broke through to tie the game in the ninth, then scored five runs in the 12th to beat the New York Mets 7-2...

 
 

Falcon That Went Missing in Hutchinson Returned to Owner

By sandrabrandenburg On Sun, 01 Nov 2015 18:57:31

Falcon That Went Missing in Hutchinson Returned to Owner

An Illinois man who lost his prized white falcon in Hutchinson, Kansas, has been reunited with the bird. Michael Garcia found the bird on Saturday. He was in Hutchinson for the North American Falconers Association national field meet, scheduled for Nov. 8-13. He was training his bird when it e...

 
 

Trends Suggest Kansas Headed For More Budget Difficulties

By sandrabrandenburg On Sun, 01 Nov 2015 18:25:27

Trends Suggest Kansas Headed For More Budget Difficulties

A budget deficit is all but certain to emerge in Kansas with new, more pessimistic revenue projections expected in the coming week. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback already has ruled out further tax increases after sales and cigarette taxes went up in July. And legislators aren't much interested any...

 
 

Royals On The Brink

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Nov 2015 14:43:59

Royals On The Brink

After a thrilling, comeback win Saturday night in New York, the Kansas City Royals find themselves on the brink of their first World Series Championship in 30 years. KC  rallied for three runs in the eighth inning after an error by second baseman Daniel Murphy and stunned the New York Mets 5-3 S...

 
 

Man’s ID Stolen By Child Sex Offender

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Nov 2015 14:25:04

Man’s ID Stolen By Child Sex Offender

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Texas man whose identity was stolen decades ago by a convicted child sex offender can't keep a job, pay his bills or support his children. But a case unfolding in Kansas is offering Marcus Calvillo hope of finally clearing his name, after federal prosecutors charged a Kan...

 
 

Revenge Porn Victim Seeks Law Change

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Nov 2015 14:22:14

Revenge Porn Victim Seeks Law Change

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-area woman who was a victim of "revenge porn" is working to persuade Kansas and Missouri legislators to make the practice illegal. Alecia Clemmons says that after someone posted naked pictures of her taken by a former husband several years ago, she had to m...

 
 

Public hearing airs disagreements about Wichita State chapel

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Nov 2015 04:10:56

Public hearing airs disagreements about Wichita State chapel

A member of a panel discussing renovations of a Wichita State University chapel says she agrees that the chapel should be open to all races and faiths but only if those using the chapel are encouraged to become Christians. Lisa Ritchie was the only opponent of the renovations on the panel, which ...

 
 

OPINION: County Catch 22

By ksal-staff On Sat, 31 Oct 2015 13:32:50

OPINION: County Catch 22

Have you tried e-mailing one of the Saline County Commissioners lately at their “@saline.org” address?  Did they get it?  Did they read it? On October 25, I e-mailed Commissioners my concerns about proposed by-laws for a newly created committee tasked with reducing the jail population.  My...

 
 

Mental Health Patient Faces Rape Charges

By associated-press On Sat, 31 Oct 2015 13:22:07

Mental Health Patient Faces Rape Charges

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A patient at a state hospital for the mentally ill man has been charged with raping a staff member. Forty-two-year-old Aaron C. Goodman, of Hartford, was charged Friday in Miami County with rape. He is jailed on $250,000 bond. The prosecutor's office said Goodma...

 
 
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