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  • It's All About Concordia - Chaput-Buoy (Funeral homes)

    09/07/2018 7:31:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Concordia Blade-Empire ^ | September 7, 2018
    Working in the funeral home business is one of those types of jobs that people don’t think about very much… until they have to. When a loved one passes, they must then confront a reality that exists for every human being. Fortunately, there are people like Joshua Meyer and Kenton LeBlanc ready to help guide a family through an emotionally difficult time. “In a way, it's a calling,” Meyer said. “I kind of liken it to someone becoming a minister. It’s the type of job not a lot of people consider, but for some of us it becomes a passion...
  • Pro-2A Student Shuts Down Anti-Gun Syllabus

    09/07/2018 12:13:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | Sept. 7, 2018
    Quick action by a vigilant pro-Second Amendment student at the University of Kansas has resulted in shutting down a professor’s anti-gun syllabus. After KU senior Victoria Snitsar shared a copy of the offending syllabus with university officials, the university forced the professor to remove language from his class syllabus that is not “in compliance with university guidelines and state law.” In his syllabus history professor Eric Rath requested students “not bring firearms to class or anywhere I am present.” Referencing widely discredited and biased gun control claims, Rath’s syllabus warned students that carrying a firearm could increase a student’s likelihood...
  • Former Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested, charged with rape

    09/07/2018 10:37:35 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 41 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 9-7-2018 | Marc Lancaster
    Joseph Randle was arrested early Friday morning in Wichita, Kansas, and charged with rape, the latest run-in with authorities for the former Cowboys running back. Online records show Randle, 26, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail at 3:43 a.m. and charged with rape and a probation violation. There was no bond listed for either charge. The Wichita Eagle noted Randle was sentenced to five years' probation in June after being found guilty of aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, criminal threat and marijuana possession. That conviction stemmed from a 2016 incident in which Randle intentionally backed into three people with his...
  • McConnell hiring 400 employees to support KC-46 tanker (Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas)

    09/05/2018 10:03:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    KSN-TV ^ | September 5, 2018 | Emily Younger
    McConnell Air Force Base has started to fill about 400 job openings to support the KC-46 air refueling tanker. "Everything from pilots, to airplane mechanics, to medical personnel and a few support personnel as well," said Colonel Eric Vitosh, the commander of the 931st Air Refueling Wing at McConnell. Right now, the refueling wing has about 750 airmen. Vitosh said within the next few years the base anticipates the reserve wing to employ about 1,200 airmen and civilians. "It means a new mission that we will be sustaining and carrying us much further into this new century that we are...
  • Former GOP governor of Kansas endorses Democrat Laura Kelly over Kris Kobach

    09/04/2018 8:39:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    Kansas ^ | September 04, 2018 | Hunter Woodall
    Republicans in Kansas further splintered Tuesday as the last moderate member of the party to hold the governor’s office endorsed a Democrat for governor over Kris Kobach, the GOP nominee. In a statement, former Kansas governor Bill Graves said he planned to support state Sen. Laura Kelly in the November election. Kelly is running against Kobach and independent Greg Orman. “Laura Kelly is the only Democrat I have ever endorsed for public office,” Graves said in the statement. “And the reason I’m doing that now is because I believe so much is at stake in the state of Kansas. I...
  • WSJ: Five Republican Senators Met With Sessions, Urged Him Not to Quit

    08/29/2018 6:37:12 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 138 replies
    NewsMax - Wall Street Journal ^ | 29 August 2018 | Jason Devaney
    Five Republican senators had breakfast with Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week and encouraged him to not resign despite constant pressure from President Donald Trump. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sessions invited Sens. John Cornyn of Texas, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and John Kennedy of Louisiana to dine with him last Thursday morning at the Department of Justice. The meeting took place in Sessions' dining room and included a lengthy discussion about Trump's repeated attacks on him. The senators, according to the Journal, urged Sessions to keep doing what he's...
  • Five States Win $839 Million Obamacare Lawsuit

    08/24/2018 1:10:57 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 8-24-2018 | Ken Klukowski
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a five-state coalition that on Thursday won an $839 million judgment against the federal government in an Obamacare lawsuit, a massive blow to the Obama administration’s namesake legislation. The Affordable Care Act (ACA, better known as Obamacare) requires medical providers to pay a Health Insurance Provider Fee (HIPF). Even though the ACA exempts states from paying that fee when providing health care, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Obama era created a regulation requiring states to pay the fee anyway, a fee that is styled as a tax...
  • Republican Troy Balderson wins Ohio 12thCD

    08/24/2018 11:03:08 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 68 replies
    Congratulations to Republican, Troy Balderson, who has won the Special Election in the 12thCD, Ohio. The Trump supported Balderson, joined a bevy of other Republican "Mid-Term" Primary winners in Ohio, MIchigan, Kansas & Missouri. The Democrat Party, wildly hailed, "Blue Wave" has yet to surface.
  • Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges

    08/20/2018 6:00:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | David Kelly
    Of all the places to discover a lost city, this pleasing little community seems an unlikely candidate. There are no vine-covered temples or impenetrable jungles here — just an old-fashioned downtown, a drug store that serves up root beer floats and rambling houses along shady brick lanes. Yet there’s always been something — something just below the surface.
  • CBS News pollster reveals why ‘blue wave’ is unlikely

    08/18/2018 6:20:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2018 | By Mary Kay Linge
    ... “In 2016, a lot of us assumed we knew what would happen in Michigan and Wisconsin,” Salvanto told The Post. “It was a great lesson for us pollsters: Even if you think you know what will happen, poll it if you can.” Blame it on the Blue Wall. Since 1992, in six consecutive presidential elections, a solid block of 18 states had voted for the Democrat every single time. They would have given Clinton 239 electoral votes — 89 percent of the way to victory — if she had held on to them all.Few bothered to ask those states’...
  • Special Report: Children poisoned by lead on U.S. Army bases as hazards ignored

    08/17/2018 2:00:30 AM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | Joshua Schneyer and Andrea Januta
    [snip]The Army requires abatement when certified testing identifies deteriorating lead paint in base homes. Yet it also "discourages" this type of lead-paint inspection, in part because lead abatement can be costly. These homes put military kids at risk. Reuters obtained medical data from the Army showing that at least 31 small children tested high for lead at a Fort Benning hospital over a recent six-year period. All tested above the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's threshold for elevated lead levels – 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Any child who tests high warrants a public health...
  • Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries: Once again, Trump is a big winner

    08/15/2018 10:33:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amber Phillips
    Primaries in four states Tuesday — Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont — set up competitive governor’s, Senate and House races across the country this November. But even before then, these primaries identified some clear winners and losers that reinforced trends we’ve been seeing all year. Here they are: Winners Trump: At least in Republican primary politics, Tuesday once again proved he’s the king. Republican politicians on the ballot Tuesday who dissed him in 2016 raced to undo that, and those who didn’t do it convincingly enough lost their primaries. In Minnesota’s competitive governor’s race, Republican voters nominated a relative outsider,...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/14/2018 8:54:46 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Rescue efforts continued through the night in Italy where there are 26 dead and 15 seriously injured after the supporting tower of a large highway bridge collapsed during a torrential rain near Genoa. Twelve are said to be missing with reports that cries are coming from the bridge..... British police searched locations in Birmingham and Nottingham after a 29 year old man was arrested for deliberately driving his car into pedestrians near the Houses of Parliament in London.... More on last night's violence in Sweden. The mobs of youths dressed in black who burned cars and stoned police in eight...
  • Jeff Colyer concedes to Trump-backed Kris Kobach in Kansas GOP governor's race

    08/14/2018 6:19:08 PM PDT · by CARTOUCHE · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/2018 | Unk
    Incumbent Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded to his opponent, Kris Kobach, in the state's Republican primary Tuesday night, one week after the narrow vote Yjis is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
  • Kris Kobach continues to build his lead after Johnson County ballots tallied

    08/14/2018 3:35:46 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 26 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Hunter Woodall, Bryan Lowry and Steve Vockrodt
    Kris Kobach continued to build on his lead in the Republican primary election for Kansas governor on Tuesday, building his lead to 345 votes over Jeff Colyer after the Johnson County Board of Canvassers certified its vote count to include provisional ballots. Kobach picked up 325 votes in Johnson County after provisional ballots were included, while Colyer picked up 301.
  • Kansas county accepts nearly 1,500 new ballots, including from unaffiliated voters

    08/13/2018 5:24:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 48 replies ^ | 8/13/18 | By Bryan Lowry and Hunter Woodall
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Johnson County will accept nearly 1,500 provisional ballots either in full or in part, including dozens cast by unaffiliated voters who were incorrectly told by poll workers to cast provisional ballots. The ballots could tip the balance in the GOP primary for governor. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Gov. Jeff Colyer were separated by a mere 110 votes as of early Monday. The Johnson County Board of Canvassers voted unanimously Monday to fully accept 1,176 ballots based on the recommendation of the county's election commissioner, Ronnie Metsker. This included 57 ballots from unaffiliated voters...
  • Kansas governor’s race turns nasty as Kobach’s lead dwindles

    08/09/2018 7:52:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    apnews ^ | 08/09/18 | JOHN HANNA
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that he will remove himself from the further counting of votes while his Republican primary battle with Gov. Jeff Colyer hangs in the balance, describing it as a “symbolic” step in response to a public demand from Colyer. The governor publicly accused Kobach, the state’s top elections official, of giving county election officials information about the handling of yet-uncounted ballots “inconsistent with Kansas law.” He demanded in a letter to Kobach that Kobach stop advising county officials and have the state’s attorney general do it instead. The close contest between the embattled...
  • Kansas governor calls on GOP rival Kobach to stop advising election officials

    08/09/2018 4:38:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/18 | Justin Wise
    Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on Secretary of State Kris Kobach to stop advising county election officials until their close Republican gubernatorial primary is settled. The Associated Press reported Thursday that Colyer made the request in a letter that accuses Kobach of giving guidance that is “inconsistent with Kansas law” in regards to handling mailed-in and other ballots. In the letter, Colyer asked for Attorney General Derek Schmidt (R) to give advice to county election officials. The letter comes as Kobach's lead over Colyer has narrowed in the race for the GOP nomination for governor. After officials noticed a...
  • Kobach's lead in Kansas race falls to 91 votes

    08/09/2018 1:35:56 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 69 replies
    AP ^ | 8/9/18 | Anon
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary has shrunk to only 91 votes after election officials discovered a mistake in the listing for one county's results in the state's tally of votes. The lead is minuscule when compared with the 311,000 votes cast. The final, unofficial results posted on the secretary of state's website show Kobach winning Thomas County in northwest Kansas, with 466 votes to Colyer's 422. But the tally posted by the Thomas County clerk's office shows Colyer with 522 votes, or 100 votes more for him, a number the...
  • Ron Estes Wins AND Loses House GOP Primary Race In Kansas

    08/08/2018 3:56:48 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 10 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 8/8/18 | Doha Madani
    Men named Ron Estes managed to win and lose the Republican primary in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District on Tuesday. First-term Rep. Ron Estes faced an unusual race in the Wichita area, as he faced off against competitor Ron M. Estes. In the end, the incumbent (whose middle name is Gene) prevailed. The district is heavily Republican, so Rep. Estes is the favorite to win the November general election. Ron M. Estes announced his candidacy in May by calling Rep. Estes “the epitome of the D.C. swamp,” The Wichita Eagle reported. “I believe Kansas Republicans deserve a Rep. Ron Estes who...