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  • Taylor Swift calls Topeka holiday light show 'epic' in handwritten note

    12/16/2018 9:02:17 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 10 replies
    www.ksnt.com ^ | Dec 14, 2018 | Jace Mills
    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Music superstar Taylor Swift called a Topeka Christmas light show "epic" in a handwritten note sent to a Topeka native. Swift sent the note to Louie Cortez, the creator of the annual "Cortez Holiday Light Show," thanking him for using her song "Are You Ready For It?" to kick off the display in November. Cortez, a huge Swift fan, posted a video of his Christmas display perfectly synced to Swift's song on Twitter where it quickly gained traction online..... Swift also said Cortez was "So amazing," for including her song. "Thanks so much for the effort...
  • Kansas Supreme Court decision in marijuana case hinges on Lawrence officers’ sense of smell

    12/12/2018 4:44:58 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 23 replies
    The Topeka Capital Journal ^ | 11 December 2018 | Tim Carpenter
    A divided Kansas Supreme Court affirmed Lawrence Hubbard’s misdemeanor convictions in a case demonstrating police officers relying exclusively on olfactory skills to detect raw marijuana can supply probable cause to support search of a residence. The decision by the high court extended to a private residence the accepted principle in Kansas that a trained and experienced officer’s detection of the aroma of marijuana could justify the legal search of a vehicle. The ruling also resolved conflicting Kansas Court of Appeals decisions. Supreme Court justices, on a 4-3 vote, rejected arguments put forth by Hubbard’s attorney, including questions about whether Lawrence...
  • Woman who went missing in Kansas blizzard found dead

    11/28/2018 12:38:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    KAKE ^ | Nov 27, 2018 6:12 AM PST
    CAWKER CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - A northern Kansas woman who went missing after her car got stuck in a weekend blizzard has been found dead. Authorities at the Mitchell County command center for the search say the body of 37-year-old Tanya Eshbaugh, of Cawker City, was found in a field near Waconda Lake, about three miles from her car. She was on her way to work Sunday morning when she called in to say she wasn't going to make it due to the weather and was turning around to go home. "It is believed that after getting her vehicle stuck...
  • Sharice Davids’ success proves Johnson County is turning bluer

    11/28/2018 10:11:01 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 28, 2018 | STEVE ROSE
    In the national explosion known as the midterm elections of 2018, ground zero had to be the Kansas 3rd District congressional race. There, a political novice who is Native American, openly gay and whom hardly anyone had ever heard of a year ago, swept away a historically popular, four-term Republican incumbent with 20 years of political experience, renowned for his campaigning skills and fundraising prowess. Sharice Davids was the most unlikely of candidates to beat Rep. Kevin Yoder. But that was before Yoder was body-snatched by President Donald J. Trump. To really grasp how that alliance had morphed two men...
  • Kansas recalls hundreds of license plates over ethnic slur complaint

    11/28/2018 6:07:21 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 85 replies
    NBC ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas is recalling hundreds of vehicle license plates on the streets containing the “JAP” lettering in the wake of complaints that it is an ethnic slur offensive to Japanese Americans. The Kansas Department of Revenue said there are 731 active registrations containing that random letter combination on standard license plates. Vehicle owners were sent a letter dated Tuesday asking them to return the plate to their county vehicle office within 30 days for replacement at no cost. Plates not replaced within that period will be identified in the state’s system and will be replaced at their annual...
  • Historic 'Monday Night Football' game nabs epic ratings

    11/20/2018 11:42:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | November 20, 2018 | By Frank Pallotta
    If you need more evidence that big scoring equals big TV ratings for the NFL then look no further than this week's "Monday Night Football." The Los Angeles Rams 54 to 51 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs brought in a 11.3 overnight rating for ESPN. That's the best overnight rating for "Monday Night Football" since 2014. Monday night's ratings were up more than 57% from last year's week 11 match-up, which was between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams and Chiefs offered viewers one of the most impressive offensive displays in NFL history. The two teams,...
  • Midterms show Dems the party of the elite, not the middle class

    11/19/2018 8:04:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2018 | Jeremy Carl
    In 2004, liberal journalist and political scientist Thomas Frank caused a stir with his book, "What’s the Matter with Kansas," a broadside against the natives of his home state and their lurch to the right that Frank perceived to be against their economic interests. In the wake of the 2018 midterms, it should be the Republicans asking, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?,” after Kris Kobach lost the governorship to Democrat Laura Kelly in a state in which registered Republicans outnumber Democrats almost 2-1.
  • Democrats gain governorships in red states

    11/07/2018 11:07:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | Reid Wilson
    Democratic candidates won governorships in seven Republican-held states on Tuesday as voters rebuked both President Trump and unpopular GOP governors in some of the deepest red territories in the country. Democratic candidates picked up open seats in Maine, Nevada, Michigan and New Mexico where Republican incumbents faced term limits. State Sen. Laura Kelly (D) beat out controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), who ousted Gov. Jeff Colyer (R) in this year’s Republican primary. Billionaire hotel magnate J.B. Pritzker (D) easily outpaced Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) in a race that cost both men tens of millions of dollars....
  • Could a Democrat win the Kansas governor's race? It's looking possible.

    10/24/2018 6:34:23 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 44 replies
    MySA ^ | Oct 24, 2018 | Amber Phillips
    Kansas is a state entirely controlled by Republicans now and one that voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 by 20 points. And yet in a couple of weeks, voters there could elect a Democrat to be their governor for the first time in eight years - just in time to have a hand in the upcoming redistricting battle that could shape control of the state for the next decade. Snip Republicans' fears have so far become reality. Polls show Democrat Laura Kelly and Kobach running about even, with a third-party candidate, Greg Orman, taking about 9 percent of the...
  • Crime Plummets After QuikTrip Stores Add Good Guys with Guns

    11/19/2018 12:23:14 AM PST · by LoicW · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/18 | AWR Hawkins
    QuikTrip convenience stores added good guys with guns in Wichita, Kansas, and the results were so good that they are expanding the program to stores in other areas. The NRA noted, “After implementing the new strategy at its Wichita, Kansas locations and seeing success, QuikTrip, the massive gas station and convenience store chain said it would expand the policy to other stores.” KWCH reports that the good guys with guns will be armed security, but QuikTrip also left the door open to armed clerks in situations where the clerks “have previous experience and necessary licenses.”
  • Official: Kansas hires ex-LSU coach Les Miles

    11/18/2018 12:28:33 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2018 | Nick Bromberg
    Les Miles to Kansas has become a reality. The Jayhawks announced Sunday that is has hired Miles as the replacement for head football coach David Beaty, who will be let go at the end of the season. “Since the beginning of our search, we focused on identifying and recruiting an experienced head coach with a strong track record of success on and off the field,” KU athletic director Jeff Long said. “Les Miles is exactly what we need for our program right now. His national reputation as a great recruiter and as a coach who student-athletes love playing for will...
  • Spirit Aero now plans for 320 new jobs with new Air Capital Flight Line building (1,000 other jobs)

    11/14/2018 12:52:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | November 13, 2018 | Jerry Siebenmark
    Spirit AeroSystems plans to add 320 new jobs as part of the construction of a new building at Air Capital Flight Line in south Wichita. The new jobs are part of an $18 million industrial revenue bond request from Air Capital that the Wichita City Council approved Tuesday. The bonds are essentially low-interest loans that companies have to repay. They are used for capital improvement projects. Air Capital was created by developers Johnny Stevens and Dave Murfin after they bought the Boeing Wichita property on south Oliver in 2014. Air Capital is located directly across Oliver Street from Spirit’s Wichita...
  • New Gov Takes a Kick at the Kans.

    11/13/2018 8:32:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | November 13, 2018 | Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Writers
    I know from experience that laws are hard to pass -- and they're just as hard to change. That's by design. Laws are meant to provide some stability from one administration to the next. But apparently, someone needs to share that insight to the new governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly (D). The state's next chief executive didn't waste any time letting locals know that their democratically-passed adoption law would be the first thing she'll scrap. Forty-eight hours after her win, the administration seems to have a new motto: upholding the law is optional.Kelly, who must have graduated from Barack Obama's...
  • Here’s why this company is looking to hire hundreds of people in central Kansas (350 jobs)

    11/12/2018 6:33:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | October 30, 2018 | Jerry Siebenmark
    The Pfizer drug manufacturing plant that sits on the northern edge of this central Kansas town of 13,201 is on a hiring spree. Already at about 2,000 people — 1,700 of whom are full time with the remainder temporary and contract employees — Pfizer’s McPherson plant is looking to hire 350 more workers. It’s already had job fairs in Wichita and Salina as part of its efforts to increase employment at the plant that manufactures sterile, injectable medicines....
  • For second time in two years, racist slur at Kansas State was a hoax, police say

    11/10/2018 11:06:26 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/8/18 | Jason Tidd
    For the second time in two years, the person who reported a written racist slur found on or near Kansas State University has admitted that it was a hoax, police said. Officers on Monday received a report of “a note using a racial slur posted on a door in the Jardine Apartment Complex,” K-State police said Thursday in a news release on Facebook. “Upon questioning, the person who reported the incident admitted to creating and posting the note to their own door,” K-State police said. “The matter will be addressed in accordance with applicable disciplinary procedures.” The case marks the...
  • Kobach Up 1 in Latest Kansas Governor Race Poll

    11/05/2018 3:09:36 PM PST · by Conservative Gato · 24 replies
    Emerson Poll 10/26 - 10/28 976 LV MoE 3.3 Kobach (R) 44 Kelly (D) 43 Kobach +1
  • Law requiring a birth certificate to register to vote advance moves to appeals court

    11/04/2018 5:35:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The debate over how to sift out illegal voters from legal ones has reached the federal appeals court level, making it possible the Supreme Court eventually will rule whether a state can demand a birth certificate to register to vote. The case before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver centers on a 2011 Kansas law, the Documentary Proof of Citizenship (DPOC). In June, a district court judge struck down the law, with biting criticism of analysts who contend a large number of noncitizens nationwide vote illegally, tilting close elections to Democrats. Judge Julia A. Robinson said the Kansas...
  • Operation Rescue Endorses Strong Pro-Life Candidates in Kansas

    10/27/2018 10:13:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | October 18, 2018 | OPERATION RESCUE
    PRESS RELEASE Wichita, KS – In less than three short weeks, citizens across America will head to the polls and vote in one of the most important mid-term elections ever. In Kansas, Operation Rescue applauds pro-life candidates and has chosen to make endorsements in two key races. Kansas Governor and Lieutenant Governor: Kris Kobach and Wink Hartman “You couldn’t ask for a stronger pro-life gubernatorial team than Kobach-Hartman,” says Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “They’ve been pro-life for years, not just in words but also actions. We endorse the Kobach-Hartman ticket all the way.” Kris Kobach embraces President Donald Trump’s...
  • Kansas man guilty in death of boy found encased in concrete

    10/25/2018 8:35:34 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    NBC4i | AP ^ | 10/25/18
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the horrific abuse and slaying of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of his home four months after his death. Stephen Bodine, 41, of Wichita, was convicted Wednesday in the May 2017 death of Evan Brewer. Bodine was also found guilty of child abuse, aggravated child endangerment and two counts of kidnapping. He will be sentenced December 17.
  • 85 million-year-old sea monster found in Kansas

    10/13/2018 12:14:35 PM PDT · by ETL · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Chris Ciaccia
    Popularized in the hit movie "Jurassic World," the mosasaur has come back to life after an 85 million-year-old fossil of a newborn creature was discovered in Kansas. A "neonate-sized Tylosaurus specimen" (a type of mosasaur), has been identified and examined, with researchers looking at broken bones, including its snout, braincase and upper jaw. "Despite its small size, a suite of cranial characters diagnoses FHSM VP-14845 [the fossil's identification] as a species of Tylosaurus, including the elongate basisphenoid morphology," the study's abstract reads. The creature, which could grow up to 42 feet when it reached adulthood, had an "estimated skull length...