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Headlines for Saturday, March 8, 2014


Reaction to Supreme Court School Funding Decision

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for Kansas parents and school districts suing the state over education funding says the state Supreme Court's ruling in the case is a victory for children. Newton attorney John Robb said yesterday (FRI) he's pleased with the high court's ruling. The justices ordered the Legislature to boost two kinds of aid to school districts by July 1st.

Meanwhile, Governor Sam Brownback and other Republican leaders in Kansas say a state Supreme Court ruling on public schools funding is reasonable. Brownback said yesterday (FRI) he was pleased with the court's ruling in a lawsuit filed by parents and school districts.


State Fire Marshal to Help with Fire Outbreak Investigation

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — An investigator from the Kansas fire marshal's office will help investigate an outbreak of fires in a rural northwestern county. The Hays Daily News reports the Ellis County Rural Fire Department responded Thursday night to five fires set in four hours outside the Hays city limits. Rural Fire Director Dick Klaus said the first call involved a burning pile of trees.


Library Book Returned after 32 Years

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — More than two decades after a cookbook was checked out of a Kansas library, it's just now been returned. 6NewsLawrence reports a copy of "The Versatile Grain and the Elegant Bean: A Celebration of the World's Most Healthful Foods" was placed in a Lawrence Public Library return box one night this week. The book had been checked out on September 24th, 1992.

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