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June 3 Power Play

Jeff GarretsonMay 27, 2020

Kansas legislators will use the next seven days to brainstorm new strategies after Governor Laura Kelly vetoed a bill that was aimed at limiting her executive power in taking actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Salina area Representative J.R. Claeys tells KSAL News that he expects to find common ground with the Governor.   [audio mp3="http://www.ksal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/...

KWU Altering Fall Semester

Todd PittengerMay 27, 2020

Kansas Wesleyan University is planning some changes to its fall schedule in an effort to make on campus classes as safe as possible. According to the school, they will still be open and hold on-ground courses, as previously announced May 1st. However, the university has set an earlier start and end date to the semester to help ensure best serving students. The semester will now begin August...

Saline County Down to One Active COVID-19 Case

Todd PittengerMay 26, 2020

Saline County is down to just one active COVID-19 case. According to the Saline County Health Department, they have not had any additional cases of COVID-19 to report for over a week. The Health Department continues to actively monitor one case who is isolated at home.  The rest have met the criteria necessary to be considered recovered and have been released from daily monitoring and isola...

Governor Issues Veto, Calls Special Session

KSAL StaffMay 26, 2020

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Tuesday afternoon announced a series of actions her administration is taking to respond to the emergency situation COVID-19 currently presents to the economy and to public safety. After careful review, Kelly has vetoed House Bill 2054. This sweeping, hastily crafted legislation pushed through the Kansas Legislature last week includes provisions that will damage Kan...

Pool Quest

Jeff GarretsonMay 26, 2020

With area swimming pools closed in the wake of concerns surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, private pool providers have been swamped with requests. Cindy Hubbard is the Manager at Pools Plus in Salina and says by the end of March their call volume skyrocketed.   [audio mp3="http://www.ksal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/pool-1.mp3"][/audio]   Hubbard joined in on...

KDHE Recommends Self Quarantine For Kansans Who Traveled to Lake of the Ozarks

Lauren FitzgeraldMay 26, 2020

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is recommending voluntary 14-day self-quarantine for those Kansans who traveled to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, over the Memorial Day weekend and did not use protective measures, such as social distancing and face masks. Over the holiday weekend, large crowds were reported at the Lake of the Ozarks with no protective practices being followed. ...

Saline County Preparing For Election

Todd PittengerMay 23, 2020

Saline County is preparing for the 2020 elections. According to the Saline County Clerk’s Office, they are mailing information to all active registered voters in Saline County.  Included in their mailing is important information about voter registration and applications to receive a ballot by mail if voters choose to do so. In the envelope is a letter giving the options for voting available t...

Kansas COVID-19 Update: 5-22

Jeremy BohnMay 22, 2020

Nearly 9,000 Kansans have contracted COVID-19 as of Friday. That's according to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment that says as of 9 a.m. Friday, 8,953 people have had COVID-19 across the state with 185 related deaths. While new cases come in, hospitalization and death rates across the state have been flat for nearly a month as 787 people have required hospitalization due to C...

Phase Two of State Reopening Begins Today

MetroSourceMay 22, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly says the second phase of the reopening of the state begins today, with gatherings of up to fifteen people allowed. All businesses except for swimming pools, nightclubs and bars can reopen. Indoor leisure businesses, such as bowling alleys, museums and theaters are also allowed to reopen. Kelly, a Democrat, and Arkansas's Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson met with Presid...

Friday Feelgood: Online Puppet Show Debuts

Megan RoblMay 22, 2020

The Friends of the River Foundation is taking their educational puppet show online, with help from a grant from the Greater Salina Community Foundation. To teach elementary school children about wildlife found on the Smoky Hill River, the Friends of the River Foundation uses puppets designed by Spartle Twee Puppet Factory for the Salina Arts and Humanities Arts Infusion Program. Bella Beaver...


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