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  • Ocasio-Cortez to campaign with Bernie Sanders in Kansas

    07/14/2018 10:06:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will travel to Kansas together next week to campaign for a pair of candidates in the state, according to The Washington Post. The pair will start off in Wichita, Kansas on July 20 to campaign for James Thompson in the state’s 4th district. From there they’ll head to outside Kansas City to support former Sanders delegate Brent Welder, who is running for the Democratic nomination in the 3rd congressional district. Sanders told The Post that he and Ocasio-Cortez, a self-identified democratic socialist, organized the trip after realizing they both wanted...
  • University flies blackened American flag for art display

    07/11/2018 9:02:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | July 11, 2018 | Grace Gottschling
    The University of Kansas is hosting a display on campus featuring an American flag that has been smeared with black paint by an artist as a commentary on “the current political climate.” The artist is being featured at KU as part of an ongoing project sponsored by Creative Time, a New York based organization focused on three core values: “art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression.”
  • It took a Taser to arrest a kicking, scratching, biting councilwoman, Kansas cops say

    07/11/2018 9:24:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 7-6-2018 | LISA GUTIERREZ
    Carol Fowler did not go quietly when deputies showed up at her door last week to arrest her on an outstanding warrant, authorities say. `````````````` Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie told the Globe that deputies took Fowler into custody at her home in Huron around 11:30 a.m. on Friday. They arrested her on a warrant for failure to show up in Atchison County District Court on December charges of being a pedestrian under the influence and interfering with law enforcement, according to the Globe. At her home, Fowler began kicking, hitting and scratching deputies, so they tased her to subdue...
  • The List: Republican Senators Demanding Trump End Border Enforcement

    06/21/2018 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 107 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Thirteen Republican Senators Are Demanding President Trump Halt Immigration Enforcement At The United States-mexico Border Until They Can Pass Legislation Closing A Legal Loophole, Perhaps Leaving The Border Open For Years. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Democrat Kansas AG Candidate Displays Poster of Wonder Woman Lassoing Cop

    06/20/2018 2:50:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    The Democrat nominee for Kansas attorney general displays a poster in her law office of Wonder Woman putting a lasso around a police officer’s neck, and, as a result, is facing pressure from her own Party to drop out of the race. Law enforcement groups criticized the candidate, attorney Sarah Swain, for displaying a poster promoting violence against police officers. When state Democrats took note of the backlash from law enforcement, they swiftly condemned Swain and tried to distance themselves from her. “We strongly condemn and reject any depiction of violence against law enforcement, including the image from Swain’s law...
  • Kansas officials told to keep enforcing voter ID law that was ruled unconstitutional

    06/20/2018 12:54:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 20, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Kansas officials are continuing to enforce a proof of citizenship law that a federal judge recently deemed unconstitutional. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Wednesday that staff for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has directed county clerks to continue requiring voters to present documentary proof of citizenship. One county clerk said she was instructed to continue enforcing the policy "as we have been." Danedri Herbert, a spokeswoman for Kobach, told the news outlet that state officials still need time to fully understand the court’s ruling on the law. She argued that the judge did not provide a clear timeline for when...
  • Judge strikes down Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to vote

    06/18/2018 4:28:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 110 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. — A federal judge has ruled Kansas cannot require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, a setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in a case with national implications for voting rights. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sided with voters...
  • 2 Deputies in Kansas Are Fatally Shot While Transporting Inmates

    06/17/2018 9:14:33 AM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    https://www.nytimes.com/ ^ | 6/16/18 | Christina Caron
    Two sheriff’s deputies in Kansas who were shot while transporting inmates from a jail to a court hearing on Friday died of their injuries, the police in Kansas City, Kan., said on Saturday. Officials said Friday that it appeared the deputies were shot with one of their own weapons. “When they pulled into the parking lot and readied to transport these inmates, they were overcome,” Maj. Kelli Bailiff, a spokeswoman for the Wyandotte County sheriff’s office, said at a news conference on Friday. “It is very possible that with their own firearm they were both shot.” A suspect was also...
  • Kansas City Apologizes After Gubernatorial Candidate Appears Beside .50 Caliber Rifle Replica

    06/03/2018 10:15:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/2/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    The city of Shawnee, Kansas, apologized to onlookers after Kansas Secretary of State and GOP gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach rode in a jeep beside a replica .50 caliber rifle. Kobach was taking part in a Johnston County parade on Saturday morning. The Kansas City Star reports that Kobach rode in a jeep on which a replica .50 caliber rifle was mounted.
  • Kansas governor candidate Jim Barnett picks wife as running mate

    06/01/2018 7:50:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/01/2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    For better or worse, through sickness and health, a Kansas gubernatorial candidate has picked his wife as his mate -- for life and for lieutenant governor. Republican Jim Barnett has selected his wife, Rosie Hansen, as his running mate as he runs for governor. The pair married in September, according to The Wichita Eagle. “I’ve met and talked with people from all walks of life, from all over the state,” Barnett, a former state senator, said in a statement. “Many were qualified in some areas. Only a few were qualified in all three areas. It became clear that the one...
  • Newly discovered underground tunnel may hold clues to Bonnie and Clyde

    05/29/2018 7:42:30 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 26 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | 05/29/2018 | n/a
    HUGOTON, Kan. — A recently dug-up underground tunnel in southwest Kansas was likely used by 20th-century outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, according to town leaders. Hugoton officials last month discovered a partially collapsed tunnel under a building the couple frequented. The tunnel didn’t contain any direct artifacts from the criminal pair, but town leaders plan to continue digging, the Wichita Eagle reported. “I always wondered why nobody pushed this,” said Jan Leonard, executive director of Stevens County Economic Development. “I’ve been wanting to bring this out for 20 years, but it never has happened. We opened up the tunnel and it...
  • World War II-era plane crashes in Kansas after Memorial Day flyover

    05/29/2018 11:35:10 AM PDT · by DFG · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/29/2018 | Travis Fedschun
    A World War II-era plane crash-landed in Kansas after just completing flyovers for Memorial Day, officials said. The Kansas State Highway Patrol said in a crash report the pilot ran out of fuel while approaching the runway at Westport Airport in Wichita around 12:10 p.m. and attempted to restart the engine. The aircraft's engine failed to start, and the plane went down in a nearby neighborhood, police said. The 1943 Fairchild PT-23 was part of the Commemorative Air Force-Jayhawk Wing doing flyovers across the state, according to KWCH. The PT-23 was a trainer plane for the U.S. Army Air Force.
  • Highway billboard raising concern in Manhattan

    05/27/2018 5:34:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WIBW ^ | 5/22/18 | Ann Olamiju
    MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- A billboard along I-70 is raising eyebrows - and questions. The sign along eastbound I-70 near Junction City reads, "Manhattan is the closest thing to communism." A notation at the bottom states the sign is paid for by the Ford family. Public records show the billboard is owned by Ron Ford.
  • NBA Exec: 'Matter of time' before Kansas City gets franchise

    05/20/2018 5:11:20 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 30 replies
    The Score via MSN ^ | 5/19/18 | Wael Saghir
    A new city has emerged as a possible site for NBA expansion. One league executive told SEC Network's Jarrett Sutton that Kansas City will inevitably be awarded a franchise, as it's viewed as the NBA's most valuable market for league expansion, alongside Seattle. The Kings called Kansas City home from 1972 to 1985 before moving on to Sacramento. The state of Kansas is well-represented on the college circuit, boasting the powerhouse University of Kansas, but the addition of an NBA franchise would come as a surprise with other notable options being discussed far more. The city has an arena which...
  • 18 years later, finally answers: How investigators solved the murders of 2 Welch girls

    05/21/2018 2:35:16 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 34 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Apr 23, 2018 | Shelia Stogsdill
    VINITA — Eighteen years after two teenagers from Welch disappeared, police have arrested one of three men they say tortured and held the girls for days before strangling them to death. The killers bragged that the bodies of Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible, both 16, are “in a pit in Picher,” according to an affidavit released at a news conference Monday. Ronnie Dean Busick, 66, of Wichita, Kansas, faces a host of charges in the 1999 deaths of the girls and Freeman’s parents, Kathy and Danny Freeman. He is in custody at the Harvey County, Kansas, jail. Two other suspects...
  • Researchers Say ‘intolerant’ Attitudes, not Economic Anxieties, Fueled Trump’s 2016 Victory

    05/18/2018 11:08:10 AM PDT · by ethom · 52 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | May 17 2018 | By Joanna Hlavacek
    In the year and a half since Donald Trump’s unexpected election to the presidency, a prevailing theory has emerged: It was “economic anxiety” that led disillusioned, working-class white voters to cast their ballots for the New York real-estate mogul. A recent study out of the University of Kansas suggests otherwise. Drawing from American National Elections Studies data, KU sociologist David Smith found that theory to be an inaccurate stereotype, albeit a “well-intentioned” one, that ignores the millions of white, working-class voters who he says voted against Trump because they opposed his attitudes toward minorities, Muslims, immigrants and women. “The election...
  • New law: Kansas cops can't have sex during traffic stops

    05/11/2018 4:22:00 PM PDT · by Old Yeller · 31 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 05/10/18 | Dion Lefler
    A new Kansas law makes it a crime for police to have sex with people they pull over for traffic violations or detain in criminal investigations. The new law bans sexual relations "during the course of a traffic stop, a custodial interrogation, an interview in connection with an investigation, or while the law enforcement officer has such person detained." Now, you may be asking, wasn't that illegal already? Actually, it wasn't. Kansas was one of 33 states where consensual sex between police and people in their custody wasn't a crime. That came as a surprise to members of the House...
  • Police Use Stun Gun On Man Attempting To Have Sex With Car [KS]

    05/03/2018 1:19:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | May 3, 2018 at 12:54 pm | Staff
    (CBS) — A Kansas man attempting to insert his penis into the tailpipe of a car had to be subdued with a stun gun after refusing to listen to police. “We were called to the 1200 block of East Broadway to a report of a naked male underneath a car,” said Lt. Scott Powell of the Newton (Kansas) Police Department. “.. He was attempting to stick his penis into the tailpipe of the vehicle.” The suspect did not respond to officer commands and officers used a stun gun to subdue him, the Newton Kansan reported. Powell said the man was...
  • U.S. A Chinese Scientist Stole American Rice and Will Spend Up to a Decade in Prison

    04/05/2018 8:51:00 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 25 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 04/04/2018 | Max Kutner
    A scientist from China has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the United States for stealing seeds of genetically modified American rice, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The Chinese scientist, Weiqiang Zhang, 51, was a legal permanent resident living in Manhattan, Kansas. He was working as a rice breeder at Ventria Bioscience, a biopharmaceutical company that creates genetically modified rice. He stole hundreds of rice seeds from the company that had cost millions of dollars and taken years of research to develop, according to the Justice Department. He kept the seeds in his home.
  • Think college students are privileged? Nearly a third are hungry and homeless

    04/05/2018 3:16:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 91 replies
    KC Star ^ | April 5, 2018 | MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS
    Sarah Barrett didn't need a grand study to tell her a bunch of students on Kansas State University's campus had been going without food. As an assistant dean of students, she had heard enough of them talk about choosing books or housing costs over food to know that the university needed to do something to help its hungry students. K-State students are not alone. The problem of college students' inability to afford food is common on campuses across the country. According to a first-of-its-kind survey of two- and four-year private and public schools, 36 percent of students on college campuses...