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  • Supporters of woman shot by KC police shocked of image, charges of her pointing weapon at officers [video]

    06/02/2022 7:29:48 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 83 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/01/2022 | FOX4 News Kansas City
    Up until this point the story that was traveling around was that she was unarmed, but the picture released from prosecutors shows exactly the opposite. Supporters of woman shot by KC police shocked of image, charges of her pointing weapon at officers
  • Supreme Court upholds redistricting maps (Kansas)

    05/19/2022 4:10:31 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 2 replies
    KSNT ^ | May 18, 2022 | Rebekah Chung
    TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Kansas Supreme Court announced this morning its decisions in cases that involve state and congressional reapportioned districts around 10:30 a.m. In a decision on Wednesday by the Kansas Supreme Court, the redrawn redistricting maps are upheld as constitutional. The state Supreme Court declined to declare that overly partisan gerrymandering violates the Kansas Constitution. The ruling sets district boundaries less than a month before the state’s June 10 filing deadline for congressional candidates. The state’s Republican-appointed solicitor general argued in defending the GOP-drawn map that because the state constitution doesn’t specifically mention gerrymandering or congressional redistricting, the...
  • Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Republican Congressional Map

    05/18/2022 8:52:28 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 9 replies
    US news ^ | 05/18/2022 | JOHN HANNA
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ highest court on Wednesday upheld a Republican redistricting law that makes it harder for the only Democrat in the state’s congressional delegation to win reelection in a big victory for the GOP.
  • Kansas school can't block Christian teacher from outing transgender students to parents, judge rules

    05/17/2022 3:35:12 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 10 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | May 16, 2022 | Jason Tidd
    A federal judge is blocking a Kansas public school's policy preventing teachers from outing transgender students to their parents after the teacher raised religious objections. Fort Riley Middle School math teacher Pamela Ricard sued USD 475 Geary County Schools over LGBTQ anti-discrimination policies that conflicted with her Christian beliefs. District Judge Holly Teeter issued a preliminary injunction on Monday blocking the school from disciplining Ricard if she reveals preferred names and pronouns of her transgender students when communicating with their parents. "The Court relies on Plaintiff’s statements that she does not intend to communicate with a parent for the sole...
  • Kansas Gov. Kelly Vetoes Bill Curbing Power to Mandate Masks, Vaccine Passports

    05/14/2022 8:56:00 PM PDT · by lightman · 40 replies
    epoch times ^ | 14 May A.D.2022 | Caden Pearson
    Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a bill to limit the power of state health officials to mandate measures for contagious diseases, including face masks and vaccine passports. Kelly said the bill went beyond COVID-19 and would considerably limit government response to any infectious disease outbreak. Senate Bill 34, brought by the Republican-controlled Legislature, sought to curb the power of government agencies as well as state and local health officials in response to COVID-19 mandates imposed during the pandemic. Amendments to the Kansas Emergency Management Act would prohibit the mandating of protective mask requirements (pdf), except for hospitals...
  • FBI and San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department accused of illegally seizing marijuana cash

    01/28/2022 2:37:23 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 28 Jan 2022 | Michael Finnegan
    The first sign of trouble for Empyreal came on May 17, when a sheriff's deputy in Dickinson County, Kan., pulled over one of its vans' drivers on I-70 for an alleged traffic violation and questioned her. She told the deputy she was on her way to pick up cash at medical pot dispensaries in Kansas City, Mo., then planned to drive the money back through Kansas the next morning to deposit it at a credit union in Colorado, according to the DEA. Medical marijuana is legal in Missouri but not in Kansas. The next morning, the DEA put the driver...
  • Tornado footage captured by drone over Andover, KS last night.

    04/30/2022 8:51:24 PM PDT · by RckyRaCoCo · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/30/2022 | Reed Timmer
    INSANE tornado vortex evolution captured by Dominator Drone from Andover, KS last night. Sadly, this tornado caused immense damage along a narrow path through the east side of Andover.
  • Kansas governor vetoes ban on transgender athletes in women's sports for second year in a row

    04/18/2022 1:39:03 PM PDT · by fwdude · 50 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | April 15, 2022 | Andrew Bahl
    Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed Friday a bill that would ban transgender athletes in girls' and women's sports, the second year in a row she has made such a move. Similar to her veto message for the 2021 bill, Kelly again raised concerns about the impact such a policy would have on transgender youth in Kansas. "We all want a fair and safe place for our kids to play and compete," Kelly wrote. "However, this bill didn't come from the experts at our schools, our athletes, or the Kansas State High School Activities Association. It came from politicians trying to score...
  • Woman shot dead after opening fire on three deputies in Kansas

    04/15/2022 5:46:53 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/15/2022 | JESSE O’NEILL
    A woman accused of shooting three sheriff’s deputies in Kansas on Thursday was killed by cops during the gunfight, authorities said. The unidentified female suspect opened fire on the deputies from inside a car located five miles outside the city of Winfield, which is about 40 miles southeast of Wichita.
  • Democrat Kansas Gov. Kelly Signs Bill to Allow Local Police to Cooperate with Feds on Immigration Enforcement

    04/12/2022 3:18:30 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/12/2022 | Penny Starr
    Democrat Kansas Governor Laura Kelly reversed her stance on not allowing local police to work with federal officers to enforce immigration laws by signing a bill on Monday revoking parts of the “safe and welcoming” ordinance put in place in Wyandotte County in February.
  • Toddler shot dead by cop during hostage situation in Kansas

    04/06/2022 2:59:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 6, 2022 | George Mace
    A 2-year-old girl was shot dead by a Missouri cop during a tense hostage situation at a Kansas camping trailer, Kansas authorities revealed Monday. The tragedy unfolded on March 26 when Clesslynn Crawford and her mother were being held at gunpoint by her father, Eli Crawford, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Cops responded to the home in Cherokee County around 7:15 p.m. after a woman called 911 and requested help for a “domestic disturbance,” the KBI said.
  • Ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine off-label prescription bill passes Kansas Senate in late-night vote

    04/02/2022 8:15:28 PM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 40 replies
    Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | March 24, 2022 | Jason Tidd
    Kansas senators early Thursday morning narrowly passed a bill that would force pharmacists to fill unproven off-label prescriptions for drugs intended to treat or prevent COVID-19. The bill's promotion of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine has been a priority of right-wing Republicans, as well as its protection for doctors against health board investigations and anti-vaccine mandate measure. The Senate worked on a host of bills into the early morning hours in a marathon session. The off-label drug bill, HB 2280, passed 21-16 shortly before 1:30 a.m. "Thousands of Kansans and hundreds of thousands of Americans have died because of this propaganda that...
  • US citizen tries to enter US by driving his truck across Rio Grande; Agents discover he’s wanted for murder

    03/29/2022 6:05:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KVIA ^ | David Gonzalez | March 29, 2022
    United States Border Patrol agents say they arrested a US citizen Monday who tried to cross into the US illegally by driving his truck through the Rio Grande. Agents say they saw the man walking along the south side of the border barrier near Fonseca Drive and Cesar E. Chavez highway. Agents say he was taken into custody for illegal entry. When agents checked his records, they discovered he had an extensive criminal history and an active warrant out of Wichita, Kansas, for murder.
  • The Glitch That Kept Sending The FBI To A Tiny Kansas Farm

    03/20/2022 3:00:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 28, 2022 | Half as Interesting
    The Glitch That Kept Sending The FBI To A Tiny Kansas FarmFebruary 28, 2022 | Half as Interesting
  • These 6 Republicans Voted Against Ousting Fauci

    03/15/2022 6:22:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies ^ | Mar 15, 2022 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    WASHINGTON — Six Republican senators voted against an amendment Tuesday that would eliminate the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) position, which is held by Dr. Anthony Fauci. Senators voted on Kentucky Republican Rand Paul’s amendment to replace the NIAID with three separate national research institutes on Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C. Republican Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, and Jerry Moran of Kansas each voted against the amendment.
  • Christian Teacher Sues Kansas School for Trying to Force Compliance with Transgender Pronouns

    03/14/2022 7:14:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/14/22 | Calvin Freiburger
    Pamela Ricard received a three-day suspension and reprimand for 'bullying by staff' after referring to a biologically female student who identified as male with the prefix “Ms.” despite the student never formally requesting to be addressed differently.FORT RILEY, Kansas (LifeSiteNews) – A math teacher in Kansas is taking Fort Riley Middle School to court for punishing her because she referred to a gender-dysphoric student by her actual sex despite the lack of an official school policy on “gender identity” designations at the time. The Daily Caller reported that Pamela Ricard alleges that in April 2021 she received a three-day suspension...
  • US congressmen demand UNRWA reform

    05/28/2008 5:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies · 164+ views
    A group of bipartisan US congressmen is urging reform in UNRWA, the UN body that deals exclusively with Palestinian refugees and their descendants, and calling for alternative solutions to the containment of refugees in squalid camps. "The Palestinian refugees have been used as political pawns for the past 60 years by people who don't want peace in the Middle East," said Congressman Eliot Engel (D-New York) at a meeting of international parliamentarians hosted last week by the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, a bipartisan pro-Israel parliamentary group. "The UN has been part and parcel of this conspiracy," he said. Engel, who...
  • Kansas teacher sues district over preferred pronouns policy

    03/09/2022 1:08:05 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 9, 2022 | By MARGARET STAFFORD
    A Kansas middle school teacher who was disciplined for refusing to use a student’s preferred first name and gender pronouns is suing the school district. Fort Riley Middle School math teacher Pamela Ricard said in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that the Geary County School District violated her constitutional rights and did not accommodate her Christian beliefs when it suspended her for three days. The district did not immediately return messages left Wednesday seeking comment on the lawsuit. The school is located in Fort Riley, a U.S. Army base that’s 130 miles (210 kilometers) west of Kansas City. Ricard, who...
  • New York Deer Infected With Omicron, Study Finds

    02/07/2022 7:01:27 PM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/7/2022 | Emily Anthes and Sabrina Imbler
    White-tailed deer on Staten Island have been found carrying the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, marking the first time the variant has been reported in wild animals. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that white-tailed deer are easily infected by the virus. The results are likely to intensify concerns that deer, which are widely distributed across the United States and live near humans, could become a reservoir for the virus and a potential source of new variants. Researchers have previously reported that the virus was widespread in deer in Iowa in late 2020 and parts...
  • Kansas Bill Would Force Pharmacists to Fill Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine as Off-Label COVID Treatment

    01/26/2022 4:36:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Wed, January 26, 2022 | Jason Tidd
    Jason Tidd, Topeka Capital-Journal Wed, January 26, 2022, 10:06 AM·8 min read A group of Kansas politicians tasked with steering public health policy are pushing to allow doctors to prescribe unproven treatments and preventives for COVID-19 without any potential for responsibility. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned against using ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, some Republican senators want to shield doctors from legal liability and board discipline for prescribing the drugs. Ivermectin is used to treat parasitic worms, especially in livestock. Hydroxychloroquine, sometimes abbreviated as HCQ, is a malaria drug that is also used to treat lupus...