Archive for Friday, January 11, 2013

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12:13 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse in winter. Hearings on proposals to change the way appellate judges are selected are scheduled for next week as session starts
January 10, 2013
Attempts to change the way appellate judges are selected will be considered during the first week of the 2013 legislative session. The session starts Monday, and the Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled hearings for Wednesday and Thursday on a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the governor to select justices to the Kansas Supreme Court and judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals, subject to confirmation by the Senate. By Scott Rothschild
6:00 a.m.
Ottawa High School senior Semi Ojeleye has the possibility to break the Kansas high school state record for scoring in a career. The small forward has committed to play basketball for Duke University. A Devil, you say: Ottawa standout Semi Ojeleye says Duke best fit
January 11, 2013
At 6-foot-7, 225 pounds, mammoth Ottawa High senior forward Semi Ojeleye is Thor with a hi-top fade. A teenage superhero in Nike Hyperdunks. And that’s before he even gets his colossal mitts on a basketball. When he does, good luck stopping him. By Benton Smith
12:00 p.m.
Kent Nunemaker cuts corn for silage for Nunemaker-Ross farm Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Nunemaker said they were cutting about three to four weeks early because the crop was showing signs of the effects of the extreme heat and lack of rain. All Kansas counties except one declared disaster areas because of drought
January 10, 2013
Nearly all of Kansas has been declared a federal disaster area in 2013 because of persisting drought conditions. By Ian Cummings
2:56 p.m.
The Kansas legislature has violated its constitutional duty to provide suitable funding for public schools, a three-judge panel ruled Jan. 11. The panel ordered the legislature to fund public schools at $4,492 per-pupil rather than the $3,838 per-pupil schools are currently receiving. Court: Kansas Legislature’s level of funding for schools unconstitutional
2:56 p.m., January 11, 2013 Updated 7:58 p.m.
A three-judge panel has ruled that the current level of school funding in Kansas is unconstitutional and has ordered the legislature to add an estimated $442 million in base state aid per pupil. Attorney General Derek Schmidt has already filed a motion for appeal. By Peter Hancock

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