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KANSAS SCHOOL FUNDING

  • Kansas lawmakers pass a school funding bill hoping to meet a court mandate.  Legislators approved the $534 Million dollar increase to education funding early Sunday morning.  The plan passed the Senate 21 to 19, and got House approval.  Included in the education bill is $10 Million for a pilot program to team up schools and community mental health centers to treat at-risk students.

UNSAFE PITTSBURG BUILDING

  • The city of Pittsburg is working to bring down an unsafe building that forced the closure of a section of Fifth street between Broadway and Pine.  Building safety officials report the structure has moved since its last inspection in 2017.  That section of 5th street will remain closed until the building is demolished.  The connected 5th Street Bar and Grill however, will remain open.

SYRIA GAS ATTACK

  • The U.N. Security Council is planning an emergency session today over a suspected gas attack in a rebel held town near Damascus, Syria.  Local rescuers claim 40 people were killed.  President Donald Trump is blaming Syrian President Bashar Assad, but Assad's government denies it.

HOCKEY TEAM VIGIL

  • The Canadian City of Humboldt, Saskatchewan held a vigil Sunday to mourn 15 members of a junior hockey team killed in a bus crash.  A semi-trailer slammed into the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos Team to a playoff game on Friday.  Two dozen players, ranging in age from 16 to 20-years old, coaches and the driver were all on board.
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    Youth Volunteer Corps Joplin Impacts Charities in First Summer of Work

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:51:14 GMT

     The Youth Volunteer Corps came to Crosslines on commodity day helping the charity efficiently serve more than three hundred people.

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     The Youth Volunteer Corps came to Crosslines on commodity day helping the charity efficiently serve more than three hundred people.

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  • Cancer Survivors Receive Special Gifts

    Cancer Survivors Receive Special Gifts

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:17:34 GMT

    A total of 25 craft kits and 80 blankets were delivered to Freeman thanks to Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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    A total of 25 craft kits and 80 blankets were delivered to Freeman thanks to Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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  • PSU Tuition Increase Approved

    PSU Tuition Increase Approved

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:49:10 GMT
    The Kansas Board of Regents approves Pittsburg State University's proposal to increase tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. With the 2.6% increase, full-time in-state undergraduate students will pay $73 more per semester bringing the total tuition rate to $2,847/semester. Full-time in-state graduate students will see an increase of $84 per semester bringing their total tuition rate to $3,280/semester. PSU says departments across campus are working to tighten spending. Official...More >>
    The Kansas Board of Regents approves Pittsburg State University's proposal to increase tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. With the 2.6% increase, full-time in-state undergraduate students will pay $73 more per semester bringing the total tuition rate to $2,847/semester. Full-time in-state graduate students will see an increase of $84 per semester bringing their total tuition rate to $3,280/semester. PSU says departments across campus are working to tighten spending. Official...More >>
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