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  • Despite restrictions, crowds expected to flock to KC bars over Thanksgiving holiday

    11/25/2020 6:09:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    KCTV-5 ^ | November 25, 2020 | by ABIGAEL JAYMES, SHAIN BERGAN
    KANSAS CITY, MO -- Despite an ongoing pandemic that has killed at least 5,326 Kansans and Missourians, Kansas City area bars are expecting a lot of people out on the town to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving - sometimes referred to as Drinksgiving or Blackout Wednesday - is a famously busy day for bars. But this year comes with new rules amid the pandemic. At Chicken N Pickle in Kansas City, MO, they are having to turn some customers away from their pop-up Christmas bar "Snowbound" because the reservations filled up so quickly. Bars like Chicken N...
  • Pro-Life Doctor Roger Marshall Defeats Barbara Bollier in Kansas Despite Her Spending Millions

    11/05/2020 11:39:40 AM PST · by xomething · 19 replies
    lifenews ^ | 11/04/2020 | Kansas for Life
    The head of Kansans for Life is ecstatic today after a pro-life candidate for the U.S. Senate defeated his pro-abortion opponent by a large margin despite her spending millions. “KFL PAC congratulates Kansas voters for taking a strong stand for life in this year’s costly and hotly contested campaigns all across the state,” said Melissa Leach, KFL PAC Manager. “Fending off pro-abortion candidates and their coastal financial backers was a monumental task, but it paid off as life prevailed at the end of night. The battles were many and pro-life voters rose to the challenges to defeat these candidates up...
  • Man thought people were stealing Donald Trump signs; three shot (Kansas)

    11/01/2020 3:36:36 PM PST · by aimhigh · 41 replies
    CJOnline ^ | 11/01/2020 | Tim Hrenchir
    Three people were shot late Saturday in North Topeka after a man confronted people he thought had committed past thefts of signs promoting the campaign of Republican Presidential incumbent Donald Trump, a Topeka police supervisor said Sunday. Police weren’t specifying who was thought to have shot whom or revealing the names, ages or genders of those who were wounded. Officers responded about 11 p.m. to the scene in the 1300 block of N.W. Eugene, from which one person was taken by ambulance to a hospital with gunshot wounds that were considered potentially life-threatening, said police Lt. Joe Perry. Two other...
  • Kansas Poll Results

    10/23/2020 4:59:12 PM PDT · by CommerceComet · 17 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | 10/22/2020 | Andrew Bahl
    GOP Congressman Roger Marshall has a 4-point lead over Democrat Barbara Bollier in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Kansas, according to a poll published Thursday by the New York Times and Siena College...
  • Twitter: Bob Dole on Commission on Presidential Debates

    10/09/2020 2:47:27 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 94 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 9, 2020 | Senator Bob Dole
  • YouTube TV is Dropping Fox Regional Sports Networks This Week

    09/29/2020 6:19:50 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 5 replies
    Cord Cutters News ^ | Sep 29, 2020 | Jess Barnes
    After renegotiating with Sinclair to continue providing access to regional sports networks earlier this year, YouTube TV has announced that the contract extension is expiring and the streaming service will drop FOX RSNs beginning this Thursday, October 1. YouTube TV shared the news on Twitter with this message: To bring you 85+ channels, we periodically renegotiate contracts with content owners. In February, we announced we had negotiated an extension with Sinclair to continue providing FOX Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) through the end of MLB, NHL and NBA seasons. Now that the seasons are over, that extension is expiring. Starting October...
  • Man who raped, killed 10-year-old becomes 5th federal inmate executed this year

    08/30/2020 6:32:34 PM PDT · by karpov · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 29, 2020 | Isabel Vincent
    A man who raped and strangled a 10-year-old Kansas girl in 1999 was executed this week, becoming the fifth federal inmate put to death this year. Keith Nelson received a lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, after a higher court tossed out a previous ruling that the government was required to obtain a prescription for phentobarbital, the drug used to kill him. Questions about whether the drug caused pain prior to death had been a focus of appeals for Nelson, 45. He was the second inmate to be executed this week after the Trump administration resumed...
  • Kansas Democrat linked to 'revenge porn' now says he'll stay in state House election

    08/25/2020 11:19:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25 2020 | Brie Stimson
    A 19-year-old Kansas Democrat running for a seat in the state House -- who said Sunday he would drop out of the race after admitting to a "revenge porn" incident when he was in middle school and to harassing others on social media -- reversed course Tuesday, saying he plans to stay in the race. Aaron Coleman wrote that since he announced he was dropping out of the race, “I have heard from many of the people who voted for me urging me not to drop out. They said they did not vote for me expecting that I was a...
  • New audio from the Goodyear training on their zero-tolerance policy

    08/20/2020 10:25:38 AM PDT · by grayboots · 62 replies
    WIBW ^ | 8/20/20 | WIBW Staff
    New audio from the training at the Topeka Goodyear plant gives more details about what was talked about in that meeting, including updates on their zero-tolerance policy. The meeting has come into question after a photo of a slide showed what is and isn’t acceptable in the workplace. 13 NEWS-WIBW obtained an audio recording of the presentation. The speaker referenced instances of racial graffiti in the locker room, and detailed what is and is not allowed under the company’s zero-tolerance policy. “Some people may wish to express their views on social justice or inequity or equity issues such as black...
  • Teen leading in Kansas race admits blackmail, revenge porn

    08/16/2020 12:02:02 PM PDT · by DFG · 34 replies
    AP via NBC News ^ | 08/16/2020 | AP
    Democrats are scrambling to deal with the strong possibility that a 19-year-old candidate for a Kansas House seat in Kansas City will unseat a veteran lawmaker despite making incendiary comments on social media and acknowledging abusive behavior online toward girls in middle school. Aaron Coleman, a dishwasher and community college student, holds a five-vote lead over seven-term state Rep. Stan Frownfelter, a 69-year-old small business owner. Officials in their home of Wyandotte County are scheduled to meet Monday to review provisional ballots and decide whether to count them, potentially altering Coleman's 807-802 lead in voting. Coleman is running a liberal...
  • Kansas teen Democrat admits bullying, revenge porn — and thinks he should be in office?

    08/14/2020 6:25:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    He’s likely on his way to becoming the newest state representative from Kansas City, Kansas. But 19-year-old Aaron Coleman recently admitted to “bullying, revenge porn, and blackmail” of multiple girls while in middle school. One young woman who says she was among his victims says she later attempted suicide. Now, Coleman’s shocking, though tenuous, five-vote win in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary has left the young women who say they were victimized by him feeling abused all over again, one advocate says. With no Republican on the ballot in November, Coleman seems assured to be sworn in as a legislator...
  • New poll finds Marshall(R) with slight lead over Bollier(D) in U.S. Senate race (KANSAS)

    08/13/2020 4:18:23 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 3 replies
    KWCH ^ | Aug 12, 2020 | By Angela Smith
    WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - A new Survey USA poll out Wednesday shows Republican physician Roger Marshall and Democratic physician Barbara Bollier in a tight race, 46% to 44% respectively, to replace Pat Roberts in the U.S. Senate. Bollier (D) leads by 14 points, 48% to 34%, among voters age 18 to 29, a group which was intentionally oversampled in this survey. Marshall (R) leads by 6 points, 49% to 43%, among voters age 30 and up. The poll goes on to show that Kansas voters are divided about whether public schools should re-open for in-classroom learning next week. Marshall leads...
  • Roger Marshall defeats Kris Kobach in Kansas GOP primary for U.S. Senate

    08/04/2020 7:21:22 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 156 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 4, 2020 | AP
    Roger Marshall: 79,283 (37.5%) Kris Kobach: 54,743 (25.9%) Bob Hamilton: 41,331 (19.6%) 46% reporting
  • Primary night in 5 states, OPEN THREAD (MICH, MO, KS, WA, AZ)

    08/04/2020 12:21:09 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 127 replies
    vanity | August 4, 2020 | self
    August 4, 2020: Arizona - State Primary Kansas - State Primary Michigan - State Primary Missouri - State Primary Washington - State Primary MICHIGAN polls close at 8 pm EDT KS 7 CDT MO 7 CDT . Michigan #3 leaders are : Lynn Afendoulis (R) Peter Meijer (R) Michigan 10, OPEN .... safe Republican: Doug Slocum (R) $532,505 Lisa McClain (R) raised $1,772,125 Shane Hernandez (R) Michigan #11 Eric Esshaki (R) Carmelita Greco (R) . District 13: Rashida Tlaib (D)* - SQUAD leader Brenda Jones (D) - Detroit City Council President . Missouri: I don’t see any competitive GOP primaries....
  • GOP scrambles to fend off Kobach in Kansas primary

    08/02/2020 4:13:23 PM PDT · by RandFan · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug 2 | MAX GREENWOOD
    Republican officials are scrambling to head off potential political trouble in Kansas, fearing that the state’s Senate seat could come into play for Democrats if Kris Kobach emerges victorious in a GOP primary on Tuesday. Senate Republican leaders are backing Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) for the nomination, believing that he has the best chance of holding down retiring Sen. Pat Roberts's (R-Kan.) seat for the GOP. Polling in the Senate primary has been scarce. While most Republicans believe Marshall has the advantage in the race, there are growing concerns that Kobach, the controversial former Kansas secretary of state and a...
  • Newt Gingrich: Dems' attempt to flip Senate could be determined by this Republican primary Tuesday

    08/01/2020 3:10:25 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 34 replies
    FOX News ^ | 8/1/20 | Newt Gingrich
    We are watching a fascinating, bold and audacious effort by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. to steal the U.S. Senate seat in Kansas. While Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is retiring after four terms, this would normally be a safe Republican seat. In fact, no Democrat has won a U.S. Senate seat from Kansas since 1932. This 82-year record of Republican senators (since the election of Sen. Clyde Reed in 1938) is the longest of any state in the country. The Democrats are running State Senator Barbara Bollier, a Republican-turned-Democrat. She would normally be expected to run a good race,...
  • Republicans and White House at Odds Over Kansas Senate Race

    07/31/2020 9:38:18 PM PDT · by rintintin · 35 replies ^ | July 30 2020 | DNUZ
    WASHINGTON — As the Kansas Senate primary barrels to a close, tensions are rising between Senate Republicans and the White House over the potential nomination of Kris Kobach, who party officials fear would jeopardize the seat and further imperil their Senate majority. Senator Mitch McConnell is worried that Mr. Kobach, the controversial former Kansas secretary of state who lost the 2018 governor’s race, may win the nomination in Tuesday’s primary, only to lose the seat in November — and he is frustrated that President Trump is not intervening in the race, according to multiple G.O.P. officials. Mr. McConnell and other...
  • Kansas August 4 Primary Election information thread

    07/31/2020 9:33:33 AM PDT · by Pete from Shawnee Mission · 30 replies
    Office of the Kansas Secretary Of State ^ | 07/31/2020 | Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab
    This post is to provide a link to information regarding the upcoming August 4th Primary Election for Kansas FReepers to review.
  • Kansas City police pay it forward to single mom who donated lottery win to injured officer

    07/23/2020 11:11:02 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 8 replies ^ | 7/21/20 | Kelli Dugan
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A cash-strapped single Missouri mother didn’t blink when her 12-year-old daughter suggested the household donate lottery winnings to a Kansas City police officer who was shot recently in the line of duty. Shetara Sims, with only $7 to her name, found a $1 bill, bought a scratch-off ticket and won $100, KMBC reported.
  • Kansas GOP congressman charged with 3 felonies, including voter fraud

    07/16/2020 7:45:30 AM PDT · by LibertyWoman · 42 replies
    ... The charges against GOP Rep. Steve Watkins came three weeks before the state’s Aug. 4 primary election with fellow Republicans pushing to oust him from the eastern Kansas seat he barely won in 2018, even though he’s largely toed the conservative policy line and supported President Donald Trump. ... ... District Attorney Mike Kagay announced them less than half an hour before the three GOP candidates’ only scheduled debate began on three stations. ... The most serious criminal charge accuses Watkins of voting in the 2019 local city and school board election without being qualified. A first-time offender who’s...