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K-State Offering Virtual Open House

KSAL StaffAugust 30, 2013

Kansas State is offering a virtual open house to connect with distance education students who aren't able to travel to campus. The school says in a news release that the virtual open house features videos of online instructors and advisers, a campus photo tour and online program information. Lynda Spire, assisting continuing education dean, says the online open house is designed to allow prospec...

Iowa Couple Give $1M to K-State

KSAL StaffAugust 30, 2013

A Des Moines, Iowa, couple have donated $1 million to Kansas State University to help pay for a new building for the College of Business Administration. The school says its proposed building plan has 140,000 square feet of space, with tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, labs and an executive conference room. Stephen Lacy graduated from Kansas State with a bachelor's degree in accou...

Lawmakers are working on proposed budgets of roughly $14.5 billion for each of the next two fiscal years, beginning in July. Talks broke off Friday.

March To Protest Lack Of Quality Jobs

KSAL StaffAugust 30, 2013

Community activists are planning what they're calling a worker justice march in Wichita this weekend to protest what they say is a lack of quality jobs in the area. Sunflower Community Action, the Black Arts Festival and labor groups are staging Saturday's march and rally focusing on low-income workers. The event begins at 11 a.m. at 17th and Hillside streets in Wichita and ends at McAdams Park ...

Spirit Aerosystems Announces More Job Cuts

KSAL StaffAugust 29, 2013

Aircraft parts maker Spirit Aerosystems plans to cut more jobs at its plant in Wichita, starting in September. Thursday's announcement came roughly a month after Spirit said it was laying off about 360 salaried support and management workers at its facilities in Kansas and Oklahoma. Spirit says in a statement that the number of upcoming cuts in Wichita hasn't been finalized. The company says it ...

Alma Lawyer Seeks Libertarian Nod For Governor

KSAL StaffAugust 29, 2013

A second person has joined the race to become the Libertarian candidate for the Kansas governor's office in 2014. Keen Umbehr, a 54-year-old lawyer from Alma, filed documents Thursday with the secretary of state's office to appoint a treasurer for his campaign. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Tresa McAlhaney, of Bonner Springs, previously announced her bid for governor on a Libertarian ticket...

New KHP Troopers Receive Badges

KSAL StaffAugust 29, 2013

A group of new state troopers received their badges in a ceremony Thursday afternoon in Salina. The 11 troopers are part of KHP Recruit Class #52, the latest graduates from the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy in Salina. Director Ed Pavey from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center spoke. He told the new troopers to remember three things to help guide them in their law enforcement caree...

Zebra Mussels Confirmed At Another Kansas Lake

KSAL StaffAugust 29, 2013

Kansas wildlife officials have confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in still another lake. The Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism said Thursday the tiny mollusks were spotted by an angler at Lake Shawnee in Topeka. The discovery brings to 19 the number of Kansas lakes infested by zebra mussels, which quickly grow into huge populations and clog intake pipes for public water systems. T...

Dry Spell Renews Drought Worries

KSAL StaffAugust 29, 2013

A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops. Experts say corn and soybeans may not have enough moisture in dry areas to develop to full weight, which could reduce this year's harvest. The weekly Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows that lack of rain has caused drought conditions to exp...

Kansans Join Fast-Food Strike

KSAL StaffAugust 29, 2013

Employees of a Pizza Hut in southeast Topeka have walked off the job for the day as part of a national strike to seek higher wages and union protection for fast-food workers. Eight employees gathered before the lunch hour Thursday to make their demands known. The action was part of a nationwide day of striking by fast-food workers seeking an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour an...

Arrest Made after Computer Theft

KSAL StaffAugust 29, 2013

A traffic stop leads to an arrest in a shoplifting case. A Salina traffic officer attempted to pull over a car in the 900 block of Manchester Wednesday afternoon just before 1pm for a tag violation. The suspect fled and was arrested after a short foot-chase. Further investigation led to the arrest of 33-year-old Christopher Behnke of Salina on a charge of felony theft. Police say he was wanted...




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