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  • Kansas City Health Department pours bleach on food meant for homeless people

    11/13/2018 6:33:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 67 replies ^ | 11/12/2018 | Staff
    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Fox 32 News) - The Kansas City Health Department threw away and poured bleach on food meant for homeless people. The food was going to be distributed by a group called Free Hot Soup KC. The Kansas City Star said that the food, which included home-cooked chili, foil wrapped sandwiches and vats of soup, was destroyed on Sunday, Nov. 5, during a coordinated sting at several parks where volunteers had gathered. The Health Department said the group did not have a permit and was putting people at risk. "E. coli or salmonella or listeria can grow in...
  • 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...
  • Women and LGBT candidates make history in 2018 midterms

    11/07/2018 8:35:07 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/7/18 | Eli Watkins
    Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland will become the first Native American women elected to Congress
  • Ann Coulter wasn't too happy with Kansas on Election Night

    11/07/2018 8:27:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    WIBW Local ^ | November 7, 2018 | By Nick Viviani
    TOPEKA, Kan. -- It's the day after election day. While many Kansas voters woke up this morning happy their candidate won, many also got out of bed, shaking their head, disappointed in last night's result. But, one person who doesnt live in the Sunflower State, seems especially upset. "Kansas is dead to me" Conservative social and political commentator Ann Coulter tweeted her apparent dissatisfaction with the Sunflower State Tuesday evening. Now, the tweet just consisted of those five words and didn't say specifically why she was upset, she likely is referring to Kris Kobach's loss in the governor's race and...
  • Fox News: KS Governor: Kelly - D Defeats Kobach - R

    11/06/2018 7:17:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    in Kansas, Democratic state senator Laura Kelly will beat GOP Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who in August defeated Governor Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary.
  • GOP braces for potential wipeout in governors' races

    11/06/2018 12:42:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/18 | Reid Wilson
    The ranks of Republican governors are poised to thin after this year’s midterm elections, and some party strategists are bracing for major Democratic gains even in some of the most conservative states in the country. Voters in 36 states will elect governors on Tuesday, including 26 states where Republicans currently hold the top job. Democrats are defending nine seats, and both sides are fighting over Alaska, where independent Gov. Bill Walker dropped his reelection bid late last month. Virtually all of the most contested races are being fought on Republican turf. Democrats are overwhelmingly likely to pick up governorships in...
  • 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
  • ‘Impossible’: Both sides clash in court over adding second Dodge City voting site

    10/30/2018 8:43:50 PM PDT · by eccentric · 11 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | October 29, 2018 | JONATHAN SHORMAN
    Opening a second Election Day polling place in Dodge City is impossible, an attorney for the county clerk at the center of a growing Kansas controversy over voting rights said Monday. An 18-year-old Dodge City resident and a Latino civil rights group are suing Ford County Clerk Debbie Cox in an effort to force her to reopen the polling location used by Dodge City’s 13,000 registered voters before Cox moved voting to a site a half mile outside the city limits. Attorneys for the resident, Alejandro Rangel-Lopez, and the League of United Latin American Citizens clashed with attorneys for Cox...
  • Operation Rescue Endorses Strong Pro-Life Candidates in Kansas

    10/27/2018 10:13:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    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...
  • Rep. Joe Kennedy: Americans Must Welcome the Migrant Caravan

    10/25/2018 11:59:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 25, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Americans should welcome the migrants in the Honduran caravan because they will make the federal government more powerful, Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy demands in an article for Time Magazine. [Snip] Rep. Joe Kennedy is being groomed by Democrats for a future White House run, and he tries to blame President Donald Trump for the migration, even though the poor Honduran migrants are exploiting border loopholes created by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
  • 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...
  • Justice Kavanaugh’s first test on abortion comes this week

    10/12/2018 2:43:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 12, 2018 | Rachel N. Busick
    The states in these two cases determined that giving Planned Parenthood state Medicaid funds was not a wise use of their limited resources, and that they could better serve their citizens by reallocating those funds to other comprehensive and preventive health organizations that are run more responsibly and offer a broader range of services. Without intervention by the Supreme Court, states like Kansas and Louisiana will be forced to continue to provide tax dollars to the nation’s largest abortion business.
  • Too clever by half: Kansas Democrats may be stuck with Chad Taylor on the Kansas-SEN ticket

    09/04/2014 5:54:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 9/4/14 | Moe Lane
    Let me summarize the Hill article: as of this moment, hastily-withdrawn Chad Taylor is back on the ballot for Kansas’s Senate race. Turns out that state law has very specific criteria for withdrawing from the ballot after the primary – like being dead, or being incapable to do the job. And if it’s the latter, you have to say so. Chad Taylor, in his withdrawal letter, did not. Better and better, even if Taylor is allowed to withdraw then the state Democratic party is obliged to put up a replacement. This puts Democrats in a definite bind. It would seem...

    10/08/2018 4:18:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11:03 AM 10/08/2018 | Molly Prince | Politics Reporter
    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts used Columbus Day to honor the country’s indigenous people rather than celebrate the anniversary of explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. “Today we celebrate Native American communities, [and] the pride [and] resilience of people reclaiming their history [and] traditions,” Warren tweeted on Monday. “We honor the contributions that Native people make to a country that has taken so much [and] keeps asking for more. #IndigenousPeoplesDay” Elizabeth Warren ✔ @elizabethforma US Senate candidate, MA Today we celebrate Native American communities, & the pride & resilience of people reclaiming their history & traditions. We honor...
  • Trump, at Kansas rally, praises Kavanaugh, slams Democrats

    10/06/2018 6:41:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 06, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    President Trump spoke at a rally in Kansas Saturday night, praising his newly-confirmed Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh while also slamming Democrats and urging people to vote Republican in the upcoming midterm elections. Upon taking the stage, Trump told the crowd he was "thrilled" to be with them on a "truly historic night." The president was in Kansas to support Kris Kobach, the GOP nominee for governor, as well as political newcomer Steve Watkins, a Republican seeking to succeed retiring congresswoman, Lynn Jenkins. The president praised Republican senators and Kavanaugh, calling him "a man of great character and intellect," while...
  • Trump Rally LIVE: President Donald Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Topeka, KS 10/6/18

    10/06/2018 2:32:40 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 281 replies
    RSBN - youtube ^ | 10/6/18 | RSBN
    President Trump Rally tonight in Topeka, Kansas. Should be a raucous time!
  • LIVE THREAD: POTUS TRUMP RALLY - Johnson City TN, Monday Oct 1 2018!

    10/01/2018 1:30:48 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 168 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting Network TV ^ | October 1, 2018 | RSBN TV
    Trump Rally tonight!!
  • McDonald's employee accused of putting peroxide-based cleaner in cop's drink

    10/01/2018 11:18:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/01/2018 | Satff
    According to investigators, the deputy picked up the food from the McDonald’s drive-thru while Hockaday was working. Officials say a short time after drinking the beverage, the deputy experienced flu-like symptoms, KOAM reports. “He thought he caught the bug, but we found out two weeks later when an employee came forward and told the police department,” Allen County Sheriff Bryan Murphy said to the Wichita Eagle. According to the publication, a co-worker of Hockaday came forward and said Hockaday added “four little squirts” of the cleaner to the cop’s beverage. “In today’s day and age, not only us in law...
  • Face of Courage: Rape victim talks about struggles and the power of motherhood

    09/29/2018 8:52:08 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    KSN-TV ^ | 09/25/18 | Amanda Aguilar
    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - The trauma of being raped can be shattering, leaving a victim feeling alone or ashamed. For Ashley Dowell, it took time and strength to not allow the trauma to control who she was and who she wanted to come. To see her with Leilana, her 8-year-old daughter, she looks like an everyday mom. However, the trauma from her past is much more complicated. "Even at the time, I didn't really say to myself what actually happened," shared Dowell. It was the summer after eighth grade when Dowell, now 23-years-old, was raped by someone she knew. "I...
  • Kan. deputy fatally shot during arrest

    09/18/2018 12:37:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Police One ^ | 09/16/2018 | Brianna Childers
    Kan. deputy fatally shot during arrest Deputy Robert Kunze, 41, had nearly handcuffed the suspect when the suspect turned on him. By Brianna Childers SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. — The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has identified a deputy that was killed in a deputy-involved shooting. Deputy Robert Kunze, 41, was shot Sunday while he was responding to a call involving a suspicious person. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office held a news conference Sunday night and posted a live feed on its Facebook page. Around 1:20 p.m., Kunze responded to a call of a suspicious person near the 5300 block of N....