Tuesday, June 18, 2019

NAACP Issues Missouri Travel Advisory

In October, the NAACP may formally adopt an advisory warning that travelers to Missouri should exercise caution as their civil rights might not be assured. National delegates to the NAACP voted to recommend the...
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Raising Taxes in Topeka the Easiest Vote

Rep. Chuck Weber is firing back at calls to increase taxes on Kansas families. "Raising taxes like so many are proposing is the easiest vote anyone here at the Capitol can make," Weber says in a lengthy...

National Weather Service Admits to Over-Hyping Ice Storm

Noah was more casual about the flood than the National Weather Service was about the impending "ice storm" that was poised to paralyze the metro last weekend and postpone the Chiefs' game. As it...

Survey Says Topeka Ranks Low in Well-Being

Topeka has the fourth lowest well-being in the nation, or 185th out of 189 communities, according to a Gallup Healthways survey. The survey examined well-being in 189 communities. Only Fort Smith, Arkansas; Hickory, North...

74-Year-Old Leavenworth Woman Shoots, Kills Intruder

As reported in the Leavenworth Times, in the very early hours of Saturday morning, a 74-year-old Leavenworth woman shot and killed a man she believed was burglarizing her home. She used a handgun. After the...

Kobach Calls for Utility Rate Cuts

Kris Kobach wants the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to lower utility rates in response to federal tax reform. The 2018 gubernatorial candidate said in a campaign press release that public utilities are going to...

Kansas legislators, governors ignore state law so they can spend more

Remember the promises about fiscal responsibility and upholding the rule of law from people running for state office over the years? Some of those promise-makers apparently didn't mean it. State statute, K.S.A. 75-3721, says the...

CBD Oil Users, Sellers Criminalized by Recent AG’s Opinion

Amanda Grosserode suffered from insomnia for years. “I would go three, four, five nights with minimal sleep. That obviously crashes you. I would have one night where I slept really long and hard, but...

“Barrage of Meritless Lawsuits” Forces Suspension of Kobach Voter Integrity Panel

Not too long ago, the media took voter integrity seriously. Vigilant newsrooms were the one most reliable check on the kind of voter fraud that has been corrupting the democratic process in one-party rule...

Quick Facts on the Kansas Budget

Kansas lawmakers hoisted a $1.2 billion tax increase on taxpayers last session, but they piled on new spending, too. The two-year budget lawmakers passed in 2017 leaves the budget out of balance by 2020. Legislators won't...