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  • Hays teacher sets sights on Washington(KS)

    06/12/2010 7:53:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 186+ views ^ | 11 June, 2010 | Carol Bronson
    Pratt, Kan. — Sue Boldra is a Republican candidate applying for the job of U.S. Representative for the First Congressional District in Kansas. With a dual degree in English and history, Boldra spent 33 years teaching history and government at Hays, she is well aware of the financial needs in education. She also teaches social studies in the Fort Hays State University. She and her husband ran Sportsman’s Supply in Hays for 20 years and she understands how to operate a business. Getting term limits is a priority for Boldra. With Congress getting a 17 percent approval rating but historically...
  • Gun transport conviction appealed(KS)

    06/08/2010 4:36:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 13+ views ^ | 7 June, 2010 | Tim Hrenchir
    A man who openly carried a handgun in a holster inside West Ridge Mall is appealing his Topeka Municipal Court conviction on a charge of transporting a firearm in a vehicle. Carl Folsom III, an attorney representing Matthew C. Roberts, filed notice Thursday in Shawnee County District Court of Roberts' intent to appeal the misdemeanor conviction for criminal use of a weapon involving the illegal transport of a firearm in an occupied motor vehicle. A pretrial hearing in the case was scheduled Friday to take place at 10:30 a.m. July 21, court records show. Roberts, 20, of Topeka, was fined...
  • Man convicted of gun transport(KS)

    05/22/2010 6:28:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies · 762+ views ^ | 19 May, 2010 | Tim Hrenchir
    A man who openly carried a handgun in a holster Jan. 2 inside West Ridge Mall was convicted Wednesday in Topeka Municipal Court of transporting a firearm in an occupied motor vehicle. Matthew C. Roberts, who was acquitted of carrying a concealed weapon, was sentenced to pay a $250 fine, plus court costs and fingerprinting charges on the transporting violation, a Class A misdemeanor. The ruling came after a 90-minute trial before Municipal Court Judge Lloyd Swartz. The case was prosecuted by assistant city attorney Devon Doyle. Roberts, 20, of Topeka, was represented by attorney Carl Folsom III. Roberts, who...
  • Kansas Firearms Freedom Act Passes House

    03/26/2010 8:01:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies · 486+ views ^ | 25 March, 2010 | Kansas State Rifle Association
    Kansas --( HB 2620 was brought for final action in the House yesterday morning and was passed with a roll call vote of 95 – 27. This bill will now go to the Senate. Please call your Senator and ask them to urge the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee to schedule a hearing for this bill before the session clock runs out. To refresh your memory, this bill does the following: The Kansas Firearms Freedom Act, House Bill 2620, crafted by The Kansas State Rifle Association was introduced in the Kansas House of Representatives by Representative Ray Merrick and...
  • Kansan's call Dennis Moore today

    03/17/2010 1:03:25 PM PDT · by ncfool · 4 replies · 162+ views
    March 16, 2010 | Self
    Please take the time and tell Democrat Dennis Moore of the 3rd Congressional district of Kansas. That he needs to VOTE NO on a Flawed medical bill. This message below needs to be sent to all Kansan's in the 3rd Congressional district. Friends, Can Congress get any more broken and out of control than it is today? The American people have spoken out loudly and eloquently against the current plan for government to radically intervene in our healthcare system and thrust us toward socialized medicine. Despite this deep public opposition ... Despite the $12 trillion national debt, skyrocketing government spending,...
  • Sen. Brownback to Obama: Stop Condemning Israel {misguided obama administration}

    03/15/2010 5:14:31 PM PDT · by Tigen · 10 replies · 476+ views
    INN ^ | 3-15-10 | reported
    ( Senator Sam Brownback (R-KA) lambasted the Obama administration for its scathing criticism of Israel over the past few days: "it's hard to see how spending a weekend condemning Israel for a zoning decision in its capital city amounts to a positive step towards peace."
  • Shotgun-wielding pharmacist thwarts robbery in Kansas City, Kan.

    01/23/2010 6:09:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 509+ views ^ | 20 January, 2010 | JOE LAMBE
    A man who put a container on a pharmacy counter, claimed it was a bomb and demanded prescription drugs left after the pharmacist wielded a shotgun. The pharmacist at the Kansas City, Kan., pharmacy at 4501 Rainbow Blvd. fired at the would-be robber as he drove off in a car, police said. It is not know if the robber or his car was hit in the incident about 11:30 a.m., they said. The bomb squad soon determined that the package was not a bomb. The crime is similar to another incident Jan. 4 in Overland Park where a robber put...
  • Car wash robbers shot by armed victim (KS)

    01/20/2010 3:34:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 639+ views
    Self Defense Examiner ^ | 17 January, 2010 | Eric Puryear
    If you like this ... Rely on my car alarm to save me? No thanks Car wash robber shot in self defense Concealed carry permit holder saves manager from dangerous car attack Mother and son hold car thieves at gunpoint Violent carjacker shot in self defense by Texas man View all » A pair of robbers were reportedly shot by their victim at a Kansas City, Kansas car wash. Police say that a pair of robbers approached a man at the car wash on the 2700 block of Merriam Lane just before 8 AM, and tried to rob the man...
  • Armed convenience store clerk stops armed robber (KS)

    01/16/2010 10:14:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies · 573+ views
    Self Defense Examiner ^ | 15 January, 2010 | Eric Puryear
    A Kansas City, Kansas convenience store clerk reportedly used his gun to stop an armed robber. Police say that a robber, who was armed with a rifle, entered a store on the 5900 block of Leavenworth Road just after midnight. The clerk is said to have spotted the robber and fired one shot in self defense, causing the robber to flee. The clerk, who had a valid concealed carry permit, was unharmed, and the robber is being sought, according to police. Once again, concealed carry has allowed a law abiding citizen to stop a violent criminal. Rather than being shot...
  • Humane Society workers arm for self-defense

    01/06/2010 7:03:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 486+ views
    Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 January, 2010 | Daniel White
    Workers at the Lawrence Humane Society animal shelter in Kansas have started arming themselves under that state's concealed carry laws. The impetus for ensuring workers are able to defend themselves were numerous violent attacks on the workers in past years. This shelter is also responsible for investigating claims of animal cruelty and workers have been attacked during or after pet confiscations resulting from the investigations. “We’re dealing with people that might not be in the best position in their lives and we might have to take their animals, or we might have to ask them questions that would make them...
  • Homeowner Shoots Man Trying to Break Into Pickup(KS)

    12/31/2009 5:36:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies · 1,198+ views ^ | 22 December, 2009 | John Boyd
    Wichita police are trying to determine if a shooting late Monday was in self-defense. It happened in the 1300 block of N. Emporia at around 10:30 Monday. A man told police he heard a crash outside. He got his handgun and went outside, where he found a 47-year-old man trying to break into his pickup. Police say the suspect then stumbled toward the homeowner. The homeowner shot the man once in the hip and called 911. Investigators interviewed the homeowner at city hall after the incident, and he was later released. Police say the case will be turned over to...
  • So Many GOP Contenders for One Kansas Seat

    12/04/2009 8:05:34 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 997+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | December 3, 2009 | Shira Toeplitz
    “This is the opportunity that pretty much all of these people have labored in the vineyards for years to bring to fruition,” Kensinger said. “And the spirit around them is pretty good.” Former state Sen. Nick Jordan, who lost to Moore by 16 points in 2008, was in a good position to hit the ground running after Moore’s announcement. He said he had been actively considering another run against Moore for the past two months and was boosted by a poll paid for by some of his donors that showed him with a strong name identification in the 3rd District...
  • Free Republic's Rino Free America Project

    12/02/2009 10:31:56 PM PST · by Freedom2specul8 · 403 replies · 7,366+ views
    December 3, 2009 | several
    Recently Jim Robinson posted two threads declaring Free Republic’s determination to see Conservatives elected and ousting Rino's from government. Jim and a great many Freepers believe that we need to take back control. But the RNC is not hearing us. Activism is called for NOW. 2010 is nearing and we need Conservative candidates to run. The time is ripe and people are ready for another 1994 type election. But we need to make the RNC hear us loud and clear. This is the Rino Free America Project. Get involved. Make them listen. Write a letter and MAIL it. Republican...
  • Keyes blasts Obama policies in speech [in KS for Jim Anderson]

    11/22/2009 7:59:19 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 9 replies · 1,025+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | November 22, 2009 | HURST LAVIANA
    Former ambassador and presidential candidate Alan Keyes blasted President Obama and his policies in a speech to a Wichita audience Saturday night. "It looks like nothing any rational person would do if he was hoping for a positive outcome," Keyes said. Keyes spoke to about 200 people at the Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central, in support of Republican congressional candidate Jim Anderson. Keyes criticized Obama for both his foreign and domestic policy decisions. He said Obama was fiscally irresponsible for the federal bailout of financial institutions and the auto industry, saying it has saddled future generations with huge debt....
  • How to Recall a U.S. Senator (Or Congressman)

    11/21/2009 7:42:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies · 2,315+ views
    E-How ^ | 11-21-2009 | By eHow Contributing Writer
    Senators have to find a balance between voting their conscience and voting as their constituents would like. If senators vote their conscience too heavily, constituents tend to get angry. When this happens, constituents may ask for a recall of their U.S. Senator. (The 5 steps are listed in detail) -- The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.
  • Kansas GOP Rep. Tiahrt Endorses Conservative Party's Hoffman In NY-23

    10/23/2009 8:34:35 PM PDT · by paudio · 35 replies · 1,003+ views
    TPM ^ | October 23, 2009 | Eric Kleefeld
    Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS), who is currently running for the Republican nomination in a contested 2010 U.S. Senate primary, has now endorsed Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in the NY-23 special election -- the second sitting member of Congress to openly do so, after Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Tiahrt's press release blasts the moderate GOP nominee Dede Scozzafava, questions her party loyalty, and casts the race as a test for the soul of the GOP:
  • Police: 70 year old stabs neighbor in self-defense(KS)

    08/10/2009 5:15:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1,053+ views ^ | 10 August, 2009 | na
    WICHITA, Kansas - Two people were arrested following a stabbing in south Wichita Saturday night. It happened just after 9:00 P.M. in the 5100 block of south Hydraulic. Police say a 30-year-old man kicked in his 70-year-old neighbor's door, and that the elderly man stabbed the 30 year old in self-defense. A nephew of the 70 year old then hit the attacker with an edging tool. The 30 year old who broke into the house was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. The 30 year old and the nephew were arrested. The 70 year old's actions were ruled self-defense.
  • Clerk kills would-be robber and critically wounds another, police say(Kansas)

    06/29/2009 9:02:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 608+ views
    kansas ^ | 26 June, 2008 | na
    A Kansas City, Kan., corner-store clerk fought back when two men tried to rob him tonight, shooting and killing one suspect and critically injuring the other, police said. Officers were called to the 5th Avenue Convenience Mart at Fifth Street and Quindaro Boulevard shortly before 7 p.m., Officer Mike Golden said. The clerk told them two men with long guns entered the store and demanded money, Golden said. When one of the suspects fired a shot, the clerk grabbed a handgun from behind the counter and shot both suspects. One ran halfway up the block before collapsing, dropping a gun...
  • Wichita 'miracle' causes Vatican to send investigator

    06/24/2009 4:14:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies · 1,190+ views
    cna ^ | June 24, 2009
    Chase Kear after his accident / Fr. Emil Kapaun Wichita, Kan., Jun 24, 2009 / 07:15 am (CNA).- The Congregation for the Causes of Saints is preparing to investigate an alleged miracle in Wichita, Kansas, where doctors are baffled by the unexplained recovery of a young man who had suffered a severe head injury in an accident that had broken his skull.When her 20-year-old son Chase was seriously injured in a pole-vaulting accident on October 2, Paula Kear and her family began to pray fervently for the intercession of Fr. Emil Kapaun, and asked their friends to do the...
  • New U.S. swine flu cases spread pandemic fears (2 in KS, 8 in NYC)

    04/25/2009 3:00:31 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 64 replies · 2,782+ views
    MSLSD ^ | 4/25/09
    As Mexico hunkers down, 2 cases found in Kansas and 8 likely in NYC Worries that the new swine flu strain that has killed as many as 68 people and sickened more than 1,000 across Mexico has “pandemic potential” increased with the announcement that the virus has spread to Kansas and likely to New York City. On Saturday, two new cases were confirmed in Kansas — the first U.S. cases outside of California or Texas. And New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden said tests showed that eight New York schoolchildren had a type A influenza virus that was...