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  • Sebelius: The Clinton White House doubled down on 'abusive behavior' and it's fair to criticize...

    11/22/2017 12:42:37 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Sebelius: The Clinton White House doubled down on 'abusive behavior' and it's fair to criticize Hillary Clinton By Pete Jones, The Axe Files Updated 2:01 PM ET, Wed November 22, 2017 (CNN)As a wave of stories unfold about sexual harassment and assault by men in power, a senior Democratic leader says her party should reflect on how it handled such charges when they were leveled against former President Bill Clinton. "Not only did people look the other way, but they went after the women who came forward and accused him," says Kathleen Sebelius, the former secretary of Health and Human...
  • Marshawn Lynch only stands for Mexican national anthem

    11/19/2017 4:06:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during most of U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before their game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Lynch has not stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season. There did not appear to be any other protests during the anthem as the afternoon games kicked off. Five NFL players protested during the national anthems before early games. The Dolphins’ Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas and Michael Thomas took a knee before their game against Tampa Bay. Giants defensive lineman Olivier Vernon took a knee, as he...
  • Prison Employee Had Sex With Multiple Inmates and Paid for Abortion for One Inmate’s Baby

    11/19/2017 9:49:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 17, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    A former Kansas prison employee is facing more than a dozen sexual assault charges after he allegedly had sex with multiple inmates and helped pay for one to abort their unborn baby. The AP reports Lexington Laiter, 27, of Garnett, Kansas allegedly had sex with five inmates while he worked at the Anderson County Jail in eastern Kansas. Authorities said Laiter was fired in December 2016 because he brought tobacco into the facility. He had worked there since 2013, according to the report. According to court records, he had sex with five inmates and got one pregnant in 2015. The...
  • Deadly road construction season in Kansas City wrapping up in time for winter

    11/08/2017 7:58:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 6, 2017 | Robert A. Cronkleton
    With winter fast approaching, one of the deadliest Kansas City road construction seasons in recent memory is coming to a close. Crews last week removed the concrete safety barriers along the Interstate 435 pavement reconstruction project in Overland Park. ItÂ’s one of several road projects that have caused major crashes, inspiring the department of transportation in Kansas to add rumble strips to the I-435 project. The first season of the two-year project is complete, and crews re-striped the highway over the weekend. The 140,000 vehicles that travel that road every day now can move along the original lanes. The $16.34...
  • Black man admits putting racist graffiti on his own car

    11/07/2017 6:34:39 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 32 replies
    A black Kansas man has admitted he put racist graffiti on his own car as a Halloween prank that got out of hand, police said Monday. Photographs posted on social media Wednesday showed the car covered with racial slurs against blacks and messages that included “Go Home,” ”Date your own kind,” and “Die.” The vehicle, covered in graffiti scrawled with washable paint, was parked Wednesday at an apartment complex near Kansas State University and the incident fueled racial tensions at the university and in the community.
  • UnitedHealth to add 500 jobs in Kansas, with 150 heading to OptumRx

    10/22/2017 7:22:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | October 20, 2017 | Morgan Haefner
    Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group will hire 500 employees in Kansas, according to a KCUR 89.3 report. Approximately 150 of the jobs will be filled at the payer's pharmacy benefit management services arm, OptumRx. Other hires include 47 nurses and 96 customer service representatives, according to the report. Openings for pharmacy technicians, procurement personnel, marketing and IT support will also be added.
  • Heartbreak as three-year-old boy with terminal cancer dies one month after his town threw...

    10/09/2017 11:40:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 10, 2017 | Megan Sheets For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Heartbreak as three-year-old boy with terminal cancer dies one month after his town threw him an early Christmas because he was told he would not live to see the holidays A three-year-old boy whose fight with cancer prompted his small southern Kansas hometown to celebrate Christmas in September died on Saturday. Christian Risner's family announced his death on a Facebook page they established after the then-two-year-old was diagnosed with Rhabdoid kidney cancer in April 2016. When doctors said that he had three months to live, Christian's family decided to bring Christmas to him early this year with a...
  • Surrender Caucus: GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder Supports Gun Control on Bump Stocks

    10/05/2017 2:21:31 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/5/17
    Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) used an October 5 press release to announce his support for gun control for bump stocks. His announcement was tweeted by KCTV’s Emily Sinovic with the hashtag #GunControl
  • Kansas suspends abortion doctor for failing to take a sample of a 13-year-old's fetus after...

    09/20/2017 6:21:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 19, 2017 | Reporter and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Kansas suspends abortion doctor for failing to take a sample of a 13-year-old's fetus after she 'had sex with her 19-year-old boyfriend' Kansas suspended a former Planned Parenthood doctor's state medical license for failing to preserve a fetal tissue sample from a 13-year-old girl's abortion so that it could be sent to authorities after she allegedly had sex with a 19-year-old. The State Board of Healing Arts concluded that Dr Allen S. Palmer violated Kansas law during the December 2014 abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park. Kansas requires fetal tissue...
  • Prosecutors: Woman accused of battery against former KU basketball player now charged with DUI

    08/31/2017 6:37:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    KU Sports ^ | August 28, 2017 | Sara Shepherd
    The woman accused of battery against former University of Kansas basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. reportedly got a DUI, which appears likely to cost her the diversion she had received in the case. Saleeha Soofi, 19, appeared Monday in Douglas County District Court after the state filed a motion to revoke her diversion and resume criminal proceedings in the Bragg case because she failed to obey all laws and abstain from alcohol and illegal drug use. According to that motion, Soofi has been charged in Overland Park Municipal Court with DUI, possession of a controlled substance, refusing a preliminary breath...
  • Bobcat electrocuted after climbing utility pole in Lakin

    07/12/2017 4:04:10 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 61 replies ^ | Jul 11, 2017 | unknown [facebook]
    Crazy photos out of Western Kansas circulating on Facebook are backed by a report from Wheatland Electric. Tuesday morning, a Wheatland Electric Cooperative line crew responded to a routine outage call near Lakin. "Upon arrival, crews found the meter off and proceeded to isolate the source of the outage," Wheatland Electric says. "A Wheatland lineman patrolling line nearby discovered a bobcat that had come into contact with energized lines. The bobcat climbed to the top of a 35-foot electric pole and made contact simultaneously with a phase wire and a ground wire which resulted in the animal's electrocution."
  • Tony’s announces wage increase, hiring (170 jobs in Kansas)

    07/01/2017 2:24:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The McPherson Sentinel ^ | June 30, 2017 | Tim Horan, The Salina Journal
    SALINA — Schwan’s Company, which owns and operates the Tony’s pizza manufacturing facility in Salina, announced a $2-an-hour wage increase, an investment of about $5 million annually. The announcement was made as the plant and warehouse gear up to fill 170 open positions, according to a press release. The company is hiring for production line attendants, sanitation associates, maintenance team members and more, according to Chuck Blomberg, communication manager, Schwan’s Shared Services. In addition to the wage increase, the company also expanded its shift differential compensation, paying employees an extra $1.50 per hour if they work between 6 p.m. and...
  • The Kansas tax cuts actually produced strong results

    06/26/2017 7:41:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    USA Today ^ | 06/26/2017 | Alan Cobb
    <p>The Kansas Chamber of Commerce strives to improve the state’s economic climate and to make it more competitive for the benefit of every Kansas business and citizen.</p> <p>The state legislature’s recent decision to raise income taxes by $1.2 billion will hurt every working Kansan and small business. It will damage the long-term trajectory of our state. It will pummel pocketbooks and discourage job creators. Additionally, the retroactive nature of these regressive taxes will cause a great deal of pain, crippling our state’s economy and putting us at a competitive disadvantage.</p>

    06/25/2017 10:14:44 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/25/17 | Ben Haller
    "What's the matter with Kansas?" In 2004, Thomas Frank asked the question fearing a "right-wing class war grown so powerful" that it induced "the common people" to vote against their own interests. Now, 13 years later, pundits are asking the same question—but under drastically different circumstances.
  • Man who robbed bank to get away from wife sentenced to home confinement

    06/15/2017 3:51:10 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/14/17
    A Kansas man who robbed a bank last September and told police that he was hoping to get caught so he would get prison time to escape his wife was sentenced Tuesday to six months of home confinement after pleading guilty, the Kansas City Star reported.
  • No Questions Asked: University of Kansas Designates 'Gender-Inclusive' Dorms for 2017-2018

    06/12/2017 1:45:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    Lawrence Jounal World ^ | June 12 , 2017 | By Sara Shepherd
    The University of Kansas has designated a full residence hall wing as “gender inclusive housing” for the upcoming school year, and there’s already a waiting list to live there. “It tells me we’re hitting a need,” KU Student Housing director Diana Robertson said of the allocated rooms being filled. The goal is supporting LGBTQ students and ensuring they feel comfortable and connected at KU, Robertson said. The wing, titled the Gender Inclusive Housing Community, welcomes students who are “in the process of discovering their gender identity” or who might not want to identify themselves by any gender, according to KU...
  • Republicans are predicting the beginning of the end of the tea party in Kansas

    06/11/2017 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 37 replies
    Washington post ^ | June 9th 2017 | Ana Swanson and Max Ehrenfreund
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Kansas was at the heart of the tea party revolution, a red state where, six years ago, a deeply conservative group of Republicans took the state for a hard right turn. Now, after their policies failed to produce the results GOP politicians promised, the state has become host to another revolution: a resurgence of moderate Republicans. Moderate Republicans joined with Democrats this week to raise state taxes, overriding GOP Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto and repudiating the conservative governor’s platform of ongoing tax cuts. The vote was a demonstration of the moderates’ newfound clout in the state...
  • Vanity: Kansas Tax hysteria

    06/08/2017 3:37:19 PM PDT · by lacrew · 5 replies
    Self | 2017-6-8 | Self
    You may have read about Kansas' budget lately...and the fact that a Republican legislature just over-rode a veto to RAISE taxes. I wanted to find some see just how huge this 'revenue shortfall' was. Its always listed in tens of millions of dollars, if not hundreds of millions. But that's the shortfall against spending...I wanna know about REVENUE. That, suspiciously, is hard to find a news story about. So I found some info from the KS budget office, and here's our total tax collections 2011-2016 (tax cuts were implemented in 2012): 2011 $8.17 Billion 2012 $8.75 Billion 2013 $8.91...
  • Kansas Republicans raise taxes, rebuking their GOP governor’s ‘real live experiment’ [tr]

    06/07/2017 8:11:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2017 | Max Ehrenfreund
    Republicans in Kansas broke ranks with the state's conservative governor Wednesday night, voting to raise rates and put an end to a series of tax cuts. The GOP revolt is a defeat for Gov. Sam Brownback, who overhauled the state's tax system beginning in 2012, bringing down rates and causing repeated, severe budgetary shortfalls. Kansas's legislature is overwhelmingly Republican, but moderate GOP lawmakers joined with Democrats, overriding Brownback's veto of a bill they'd already passed once that would raise taxes again by $1.2 billion over two years. Eighteen of the state's 31 GOP senators and 49 of the 85 Republican...
  • Legislature overrides Brownback’s veto of bill that rolls back his 2012 tax cuts

    06/07/2017 3:40:24 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 30 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 6/7/17 | Hunter Woodall
    The Republican dominated Kansas Legislature that has soured on Gov. Sam Brownback’s vision for the state voted late Tuesday to roll back the governor’s signature tax cuts. Lawmakers voted to override Brownback’s veto of a tax plan estimated to bring the state more than $1.2 billion over a two-year span. The Senate vote was 27 to 13, and the House followed by agreeing 88 to 31 to supersede the Republican governor’s wishes on the tax plan and force the changes into law. Lawmakers marshaled together a coalition of moderate Republicans, conservatives and Democrats to overcome the governor’s opposition to seeing...