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Storm Tested

By jeff-garretson On Thu, 18 Feb 2016 18:38:54

Storm Tested

One watchman on the wall is hoping the lack of severe weather won't lull Salinans to sleep this spring. "My concern is that people sometime become complacent because not much has been happening around here," said KSAL's Storm Spotter Henry Diehl. Kansas had an above average number of confirmed...

 
 

ACLU Sues Kansas over Citizenship Documents Law for Voting

By associated-press On Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:37:57

ACLU Sues Kansas over Citizenship Documents Law for Voting

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship when people register to vote at state motor vehicle offices. A federal lawsuit filed Thursday contends the documents requirement violates the National Voter Registration Act, a federal law that aims to i...

 
 

Bogus Bill at BK

By ksal-staff On Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:28:37

Bogus Bill at BK

Police are investigating after another counterfeit bill was used at a Salina restaurant. Captain Mike Sweeney reports that management at Burger King, 316 E. Iron discovered a bogus $20 bill in their cash register that was passed at the store sometime Wednesday between 1pm and 8pm. Police are i...

 
 

Boil Water Advisory For Saline County Water District

By ksal-staff On Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:43:03

Boil Water Advisory For Saline County Water District

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the Howison Heights Water District located in Saline County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because the district cannot currently maintain the minimum required chlorine residual. Failure to maintain required chl...

 
 

Two-Day Childhood Cancer Radiothon Underway

By toddpittenger On Thu, 18 Feb 2016 12:00:45

Two-Day Childhood Cancer Radiothon Underway

Two radio stations have started a two-day effort to help in the fight against childhood cancer. Alpha Media Salina / Manhattan radio stations Y 93.7 and Sunny 102.5 are hosting a two-day radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All money collected during the radiothon will go t...

 
 

Legislature Seek School Funding Legal Advice

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Feb 2016 21:07:21

Legislature Seek School Funding Legal Advice

Republican lawmakers are preparing to set aside $50,000 so the Kansas Legislature can hire attorneys to represent it on school funding issues. The addition of the spending to a budget-balancing plan prompted Democratic Rep. Jim Ward of Wichita to suggest Wednesday that GOP leaders are preparing t...

 
 

Florist Who Refused Gay Couple Briefs Kansas Lawmakers

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Feb 2016 19:02:52

Florist Who Refused Gay Couple Briefs Kansas Lawmakers

A Washington state florist who was sued for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding has testified before a Kansas House committee in support of additional legal protections for people like her. Barronelle Stutzman told the Federal and State Affairs Committee on Wednesday that she objec...

 
 

Kansas House Approves Plan for Balancing Next State Budget

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Feb 2016 18:28:46

Kansas House Approves Plan for Balancing Next State Budget

The Kansas House has approved a plan for eliminating a projected deficit of nearly $200 million in the state's next budget. The vote Wednesday was 68-53 on a compromise bill drafted by negotiators for the House and Senate to reconcile differences between the two chambers. The Senate could vote...

 
 

Unattended Cooking Blamed for Deadly Liberal Apartment Fire

By associated-press On Wed, 17 Feb 2016 18:06:14

Unattended Cooking Blamed for Deadly Liberal Apartment Fire

Authorities say one person has died in an apartment fire in southwest Kansas. The Hutchinson News reports that the fire started early Tuesday in Liberal in a four-unit building. Liberal Fire Department Chief Kelly Kirk says crews found a person sleeping inside a bedroom of a smoky apartment. The ...

 
 

Johnson: Kansas Experiment Too Far Too Fast

By jeff-garretson On Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:34:15

Johnson: Kansas Experiment Too Far Too Fast

Salina area Representative Steven Johnson joined in on the KSAL Morning News Wednesday on his cell phone as he sat outside the Kansas Statehouse. "The reception is better out here," he said. With shortfalls and missed revenue projections during Kansas's economic experiment - sending a clear me...

 
 
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