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Child Care Aware of Kansas launches the states first statewide professional development calendar.

New Tool for Child Care Providers

KSAL StaffMay 14, 2013

Child Care Aware of Kansas launches the states first statewide professional development calendar. The calendar has been created to allow child care providers across Kansas to find trainings available in their area or anywhere in the state. All trainings offered statewide are included in this easy to use calendar. This valuable resource can be accessed on the Child Care Aware of Kansas website at ...

Steve RobertsSteve Roberts said he used the slur "clinically" during a discussion of state history standards.

Kansas Education Board Member Criticized For Racial Comment

KSAL StaffMay 14, 2013

Several black leaders in Topeka say a Kansas State Board of Education member's use of a racial slur during a meeting last month was unnecessary and inappropriate. Carolyn Campbell, the only black member of the board, and other black community leaders criticized board member Steve Roberts on Tuesday for using the slur at April's board meeting. Roberts said he used the slur "clinically" during a d...

Kansas is among 46 states that have adopted the national standards, which set out the academic expectations for students from kindergarten through high school.

Kansas Common Core Critics Voice Concerns

KSAL StaffMay 14, 2013

Critics of the Kansas Board of Education's decision to adopt national standards for math and reading urged the board to reconsider its decision to join the education program. Opponents of the Common Core standards, which were developed by a national consortium, spent nearly two hours criticizing the standards during a hearing Tuesday. Kansas is among 46 states that have adopted the national stan...

Saline County Commissioners discussed the possibility of not allowing recording devices from the public at study session meetings.

County Urged to Ban Recording Devices at Study Session Meetings

KSAL StaffMay 14, 2013

Saline County Commissioners discussed the possibility of not allowing recording devices from the public at study session meetings. At the weekly formal meeting Tuesday Commission Chairman Randy Duncan, when answering a question from David James from the NAACP, said that county counsel has recommended that recording devices, including cellular telephones, be banned from study session meetings. An ...

Two teens are facing charges of indecent liberties.

Teens Charged with Aggravated Indecent Liberties

KSAL StaffMay 14, 2013

Two teens are facing charges of indecent liberties. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, Salina Police were contacted by an adult in a home in east Salina, after they leaned about lewd fondling and touching between two 15-year-old males and an 11-year-old boy. Police say the incidents occurred between February 25th and May 10th. Names were not released in the case. ...

Salina Man Arrested Following Brief Standoff

KSAL StaffMay 14, 2013

A Salina man is arrested after pointing a shotgun at a Saline County Sheriff's Deputy. According to Sheriff Glen Kochanowski, deputies were called to a home at 4999 E. Old Highway 40 in New Cambria at 8pm Monday night after an argument escalated inside the house. Sheriff Kochanowki tells KSAL News that the first deputy on scene was interviewing the suspect's father outside - when 20-year-old And...

A ceremony to honor Salina law enforcement officers and state troopers who have died in the line of duty will be held Wednesday

Salina to Honor Fallen Officers

KSAL StaffMay 14, 2013

A ceremony to honor Salina law enforcement officers and state troopers who have died in the line of duty will be held Wednesday. The event will be held at Jerry Ivey Park as part of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The Salina Police Color Guard will present the colors, followed by a roll call of the 15 officers killed in the line of duty in Saline County. The Peace Officer Memorial ceremon...

More than 573,000 birds are killed by the wind farms each year, according to an estimate in a scientific journal in March.

Wind Farms Get Pass on Eagle Deaths

KSAL StaffMay 14, 2013

It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boom: Spinning turbines are killing thousands of federally protected birds, including eagles, each year. Each death is a federal crime. And the Obama administration has prosecuted oil and power companies for such deaths. But the administration has not prosecuted a single wind farm. An Associated Press investigation has found that it shield...

Among those expected to make the trip this week is Wichita resident Eddie Graham, who survived the Bataan Death March.

Honor Flight Takes Off Wednesday

KSAL StaffMay 14, 2013

The year's second Kansas Honor Flight is scheduled to take 24 World War II veterans and their guardians to Washington, D.C., where they will spend two days visiting various memorials. The group plans to leave Wichita at 6:25 a.m. Wednesday and return Friday afternoon. The trip is organized by Kansas Honor Flight Inc., whose mission is to transport veterans to Washington at no cost to them. Among...

Kansas already has authorized $105 million in bonds for the lab.

Kansas Senate To Debate $202M In New Bonds For NBAF

KSAL StaffMay 14, 2013

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Senate plans to debate Governor Sam Brownback's proposal to authorize an additional $202 million for a new national biodefense lab. Brownback has said the measure on Tuesday's agenda in the Senate will fulfill the state's commitment to fund part of the cost of the National Bio-and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University. The new lab would research dangerou...

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