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College Gap Between Rich, Poor Widens

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:26:16

College Gap Between Rich, Poor Widens

The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation's richest and poorest students by age 24 has doubled during the last four decades. A study released Tuesday by two education organizations finds that the percent of students from the lowest-income families earning a bachelor's degree has in...

 
 

Kansas School’s Pricy Piano Criticized

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:21:32

Kansas School’s Pricy Piano Criticized

A Kansas City high school's purchase of an estimated $47,000 grand piano is striking some sour notes among critics. The school board approved the purchase last month for Sumner Academy. District officials say the old piano is in poor condition due to use and age. It's at least 40 years old. So...

 
 

Lawmakers propose tightening open records laws

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:46:44

Lawmakers propose tightening open records laws

Senate Democrats in Kansas say they plan to introduce a bill this week aimed at closing loopholes in open records laws when it comes to private e-mail accounts and electronic devices. The Wichita Eagle reports that the move comes after state budget director Shawn Sullivan used a private email acc...

 
 

Kansas activists push to ban abortion procedure

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:44:59

Kansas activists push to ban abortion procedure

Kansas abortion rights activists say a proposal to ban a specific abortion procedure could end up establishing broader restrictions. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee conducted a hearing Monday on a bill that would ban the procedure known as dilation and evacuation. Kansas already ba...

 
 

Kansas man accused of drunken driving with 9 children in SUV

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:41:43

Kansas man accused of drunken driving with 9 children in SUV

A 32-year-old Kansas man is suspected of drunken driving after being found passed out in the drive-thru of a fast-food restaurant with nine children in his vehicle. The man, who was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of driving under the influence and child endangerment, had not been formal...

 
 

City Supports Downtown Apartment Project

By ksal-staff On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:10:17

City Supports Downtown Apartment Project

Salina City Commisssioners give their support to a project that would bring around 50 apartments to Downtown Salina. Flint Hills Holdings Group is seeking tax credits for the project. As part of the process, a resolution of support is needed. The project includes a minimum 48 unit housing proj...

 
 

Worker Hurt At K-State Construction Site

By ksal-staff On Mon, 02 Feb 2015 21:04:56

Worker Hurt At K-State Construction Site

A worker was hurt Monday morning at a Kansas State University construction site. The school says that K-State Police and emergency personnel from the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS responded to the Vanier Football Complex construction site for a workplace accident. According to...

 
 

Kansas House Panel Approves Measure to Balance State Budget

By ksal-staff On Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:14:06

Kansas House Panel Approves Measure to Balance State Budget

A Kansas House committee has approved a bill eliminating a projected state budget deficit by relying more on moving money around than cutting spending. The Appropriations Committee passed its budget-balancing measure on a voice vote. The full House is expected to take up the bill Tuesday. The ...

 
 

Vehicle Theft

By ksal-staff On Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:10:49

Vehicle Theft

A pickup is stolen early Sunday morning. Salina Police are investigating the theft of a 1993 Chevy S-10 pickup truck from the 1000 block of Johnstown. Police say someone stole the vehicle sometime between 1:19am and 2:19am Sunday morning. The owner told officers he had left the key in the i...

 
 

Police Log 2-2-15

By ksal-staff On Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:02:03

Police Log 2-2-15

Salina Police are investigating a church burglary that occurred between January 28th and January 30th. Police say there was no sign of forced entry at the Ray Avenue Baptist Church, 2801 Ray Ave., after someone removed a Sentry brand combination safe with historic church paperwork locked inside. Tot...

 
 
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