Kansas School Funding Plan Aimed At Ending Budget Surprises

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Top Republican officials in Kansas are working on a plan to overhaul funding for public schools designed to prevent unanticipated demands for new spending. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is calling on the GOP-dominated Legislature to junk the state’s current formula for distributing $3.6 billion in aid to school districts. He’s proposed distributing most of the […]

Two Bills Would Allow Hemp for Ag Studies & Seizure Treatment


Two bills before the Kansas Legislature would allow hemp to be grown for research purposes and cannabis products would become legal when used to treat chronic seizures. On Monday, the House Health and Human Services Committee endorsed the bill that would allow companies to produce hemp oils. Those with chronic seizures would then be able to […]

Salina Prepares For Free Two-day Dental Clinic


Volunteers are gearing up for a free two-day dental clinic in Salina. The Kansas Mission of Mercy clinic will be open Friday and Saturday at the Salina Bicentennial Center. More than 115 dentists, 50 dental hygienists and 250 dental assistants are expected to volunteer. Salina dentist Cindy Reed says volunteers get more out of the […]

Legendary Basketball Coach & Jayhawk Alum Dean Smith Dies

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The name, “Dean Smith”, is trending at the top on Twitter, and aptly so. That’s where he spent the majority of his life…at the top. A statement released by the former North Carolina basketball coach’s family reads, [Smith] “died the evening of February 7, 2015, at his home in Chapel Hill, and surrounded by his wife and five children”. In […]