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  • A Kansas county shredded old ballots as the law required, but the sheriff wanted to save them

    02/23/2024 10:54:04 PM PST · by CFW · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 2/22/24 | JOHN HANNA
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The most populous county in Kansas has rejected demands from the local sheriff and the state’s attorney general to preserve old ballots and records longer than legally allowed, shredding materials sought for an election fraud investigation that has yet to result in any criminal charges. Johnson County in the Kansas City area issued a statement Thursday that its election office finished Wednesday destroying ballots and other records from 2019, 2020 and 2021, under the direction of the secretary of state, the top elections official in Kansas. State law directed local election officials to shred such materials...
  • Get rid of the guns. In Kansas, Missouri, everywhere. Amend the Constitution and protect our kids. (detached from reality alert)

    02/23/2024 5:47:12 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 84 replies
    Kansas Reflector ^ | February 20, 2024 | Clay Wirestone
    Get rid of the guns.Change the U.S. Constitution, which we as a nation have managed 27 times already in this evolving democracy. Restore the Second Amendment to its original meaning — ensuring a well-regulated militia — and get rid of the guns.Take deadly arsenals out of private hands, no matter the firearm. No assault weapons. No handguns. No rifles. Melt them down and throw them somewhere deep in the ocean.Protect ourselves and our futures.People will break the law, you say. That may be. But we continue to make crack cocaine and recreational fentanyl illegal. Republicans claim they want to bomb...
  • Kansas City Mayor: We Can’t Be ‘Fully’ Safe if People ‘Are Freely Walking Around’ with ‘Even Just’ a ‘Classic Revolver’

    02/16/2024 6:35:54 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Feb 2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Thursday’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas (D) said that if you don’t have metal detectors, “then how can we ever fully be safe in a city, a state, and, perhaps, a country where we know that people are freely walking around with AR-15s, with modified handguns with switches, with any number of issues, or frankly, even just your old classic revolver?” And “If we know that one can act with impunity with that, then it’s hard to say we’ll ever be fully as safe as I think we’d like to idealize ourselves to...
  • Multiple Armed Men Detained After Shots Fired, People Wounded, at Kansas City Chiefs’ Parade Celebration

    02/14/2024 2:48:18 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-14-24 | AWR HAWKINS
    Shots were fired at the end of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl celebration parade Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri, leaving at least ten people shot and two armed individuals in custody. CNN reported police saying, “Anyone nearby needs to leave the area as quickly and safely as possible to facilitate treatment of the shooting victims. Please avoid the Union Station parking garage area to allow first responders through.”
  • Super Bowl LVIII: Live Thread

    02/11/2024 12:02:28 AM PST · by Impy · 792 replies
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    Super Bowl LVIII: Live Thread Your home for all things Fool's Ball! In Memoriam Danny Lee (BENDER2)
  • VIDEO: Thieves Steal Jackie Robinson Statue Outside Kansas Youth Park

    01/26/2024 4:48:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jan 2024 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    A statue erected to honor MLB star Jackie Robinson was broken off at the feet and stolen from outside a Kansas youth baseball park Thursday.
  • Federal judge grants injunction banning 'Kansas Two-Step' Highway Patrol tactic

    11/22/2023 12:53:55 PM PST · by DFG · 23 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/21/2023 | JIM SALTER
    The Kansas Highway Patrol must stop using a tactic known as the “Kansas Two-Step” to detain out-of-state drivers long enough to find a reason to search their vehicles for illegal drugs, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil on Monday granted a permanent injunction. The injunction was not unexpected. It follows Vratil's ruling in July that determined that the tactic violated drivers' constitutional rights against unreasonable searches. KHP spokeswoman Candice Breshears said the order is being reviewed by the state attorney general's office and declined further comment. A message left Tuesday with the office of Attorney...
  • Judge Rules Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Have to Tell Women Abortion’s Risks, Alternatives

    11/02/2023 8:11:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | October 30, 2023 | Steven Ertelt
    Every day millions of patients receiving legitimate medical care get informed consent. They’re told about the risks and alternatives of a procedure or they hear advertisements that spell out potential side effects associated with medication. But a judge in Kansas just ruled that Planned Parenthood and other abortion companies don’t have to tell women the risks of abortion or the alternatives. Never mind that abortions kill or injure women – like the one that killed a Nevada woman late last year. District Judge K. Christopher Jayaram issued an order blocking this law and another one today. “The Court has great...
  • Anatomy of a Biden family ‘coverup’ executed by our own FBI and DOJ

    10/30/2023 6:49:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | Oct. 29, 2023 | Miranda Devine
    Closed door testimony by former Pittsburgh US Attorney Scott Brady to the Judiciary Committee last week is a chilling case study of how credible corruption allegations against Joe Biden and his family were covered up by the FBI and DOJ — before and after the 2020 election. Brady’s testimony fits a pattern revealed by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley last week, in which over 40 confidential human sources gave information to the FBI, over several years, about potential criminal activity involving the president, his brother James and son Hunter. In a blistering letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Wednesday, Grassley alleged...
  • FBI Received ‘Criminal Information’ From 40+ Confidential Sources On The Biden Family: U.S. Senator

    10/26/2023 6:04:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Oct 25, 2023 | Ryan Saavedra
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has reportedly obtained information indicating that more than 40 confidential human sources have provided information to federal law enforcement about “criminal” activity involving President Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and his brother James. Fox News reported that FBI field offices across the U.S. were “provided criminal information to the FBI relating to Joe Biden, James Biden, and Hunter Biden.” Grassley said that an FBI task force inside the Washington Field Office shut down “reporting and information from those sources by falsely discrediting the information as foreign disinformation,” the report said. The result was that a lot...
  • Ag officials: Drastic drop in U.S. farms over 4 decades causing pain in rural areas

    10/20/2023 10:22:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    The Center Square ^ | Oct 17, 2023 | Andrew Hensel
    According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a lack of farms throughout the country impacts families in more ways than one. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Illinois, and others discussed the state of farming in Illinois and elsewhere Monday in Kankakee. Vilsack told an agricultural panel that the country is losing farms in large quantities. "I was surprised to learn that we've lost 438,000 farms since 1981," Vilsack said. "Just to give you a sense of how many farms that is, it is every farm in Iowa today, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, South Dekota, Nebraska and...
  • Sponsor of Kansas born-alive law: ‘I personally saw a baby survive an abortion attempt’

    10/21/2023 12:08:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 13, 2023 | Calvin Freiburger
    (LifeSiteNews) — The sponsor of a Kansas law requiring basic medical care for newborns who survive botched abortions says he knows such legislation is necessary because, contrary to the the abortion lobby’s narratives, he personally witnessed a baby survive an abortion attempt. Earlier this year, the Kansas legislature enacted HB 2313 over a veto from Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly. The law requires that, in the event of an infant being delivered alive after an attempted abortion, the abortionist must “[e]xercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a...
  • ‘Everybody loved Zoey except her parents’: Man charged with sexually assaulting, killing 5-year-old

    10/04/2023 1:17:24 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 24 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | Oct. 4, 2023 | Jerry Lambe
    A 25-year-old man in Kansas is facing the steepest possible legal penalties for allegedly sexually assaulting and killing a 5-year-old girl. Mickel Wayne Cherry was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with one count of first-degree murder in the commission of a felony and one count of raping a victim under the age of 14 in the horrific slaying of Zoey Felix, jail records reviewed by Law&Crime show. Officers with the Topeka Police Department on Monday at about 6 p.m. responded to a call about a young girl — later identified as Zoey — suffering from life-threatening injuries at...
  • Police chief behind Kansas newspaper raids that 'caused 98-year-old owner to drop dead' is suspended

    10/01/2023 7:26:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 1 October 2023 | JAMES GORDON
    The police chief who oversaw a controversial raid on a small Kansas newspaper has been suspended. The raid, carried out on the Marion County Record on August 11, was personally led by Marion Police Chief Gideon Cody . Another raid was enacted on the home of the newspaper's publisher' 98-year-old mother, Joan Meyer, who subsequently died. The police chief who led a highly criticized raid of a small Kansas newspaper, that saw its 98-year-old owner die the following day, has been suspended. ... The August 11 raids of the Marion County Record office and the homes of its publisher and...
  • After eight years in the Kansas House, moderate Fred Patton is ready for a change

    09/26/2023 5:20:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/25/23 | Rafael Garcia
    In his tenure in office, Patton has been seen as a moderating force among Kansas Republicans Party, even if the public hasn't seen the rest of the party that way. He has served as the chairman of the House K-12 Budget Committee and will step down next month as chair of the chamber's Judiciary Committee. He said that in his experience, the Statehouse has been mostly the same over the past eight years, and that the Legislature is not as divided as is often claimed. "I certainly think there are fewer moderates in the Legislature than when I got there,...
  • Kansas City Mayor Puts Forward Gun Control to Undermine Missouri’s Pro-Gun Laws

    09/23/2023 4:22:34 PM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Gunpowder Magazine ^ | September 22, 2023 | Jose Nino
    On August 1, 2023, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas unveiled two gun control proposals that he believes will reduce gun violence during a time when crime has been on the rise in the city. One of the measures would ban minors from buying ammunition without the consent of a parent. The other measure would prohibit “switches,” devices that can convert handguns into automatic weapons. Lucas’s intention here is to undermine Missouri’s preemption laws, which bar local governments from crafting their own gun control measures. “I say clearly and unambiguously, guns and ammunition being given to minors; guns in the hands...
  • EV Battery Factory Will Require So Much Energy It Needs A Coal Plant To Power It

    09/23/2023 9:27:42 AM PDT · by CFW · 53 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | 9/22/23 | Kevin Killough
    A $4 billion Panasonic electric vehicle battery factory in De Soto, Kansas, will help satisfy the Biden administration’s efforts to get everyone into an EV. It also will help extend the life of a coal-fired power plant. Resource Adequacy Panasonic broke ground on the facility last year. The Japanese company was slated to receive $6.8 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act, which has been pouring billions into electric vehicles and battery factories as part of its effort to transition America away from fossil fuels. The Kansas City Star reports that the factory will require between 200 and 250 megawatts of...
  • Kansas will no longer change trans people’s birth certificates to reflect their gender identities

    09/16/2023 4:49:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 15, 2023 | BY JOHN HANNA AND HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will no longer change transgender people’s birth certificates to reflect their gender identities, the state health department said Friday, citing a new law that prevents the state from legally recognizing those identities. The decision from the state Department of Health and Environment makes Kansas one of a handful of states that won’t change transgender people’s birth certificates. It already was among the few states that don’t change the gender marker on transgender people’s driver’s licenses. Jaelynn Abegg, a 38-year-old Wichita resident, said her heart breaks for fellow transgender Kansas residents who won’t be able to...
  • Kansas attorney withdraws search warrant against raided newspaper

    08/16/2023 5:37:04 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 36 replies
    8KPAX ^ | Aug 16, 2023 | Scripps News Kansas City
    A search warrant that cleared the way for the raid of a Kansas newspaper last Friday has been withdrawn, according to Scripps News Kansas City. Marion County Attorney Joel Ensey withdrew the warrant that served as the basis for the raid of the Marion County Record, conducted by the Marion Police Department. As part of withdrawing the warrant, Bernie Rhodes, the attorney representing the newspaper, says all items that were seized as part of the raid have been released back to the attorney representing the newspaper. (continues at source)...
  • Small-town Kansas paper was probing ‘Gestapo’ police chief over sex claims before he raided it

    08/14/2023 5:38:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 14, 2023 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The police chief whose “Gestapo”-style raid on a small town newspaper has become the focus of national outrage was being investigated by its reporters over claims of alleged sexual misconduct. Gideon Cody and every officer in the Marion Police Department stormed into the Marion County Record’s offices Friday with a search warrant where they seized computers and servers. They also raided the home of the editor and publisher, Eric Meyer, and his 98-year-old mother Joan Meyer, the paper’s co-owner. She died the following day of “shock and grief,” Meyer said, stressed and unable to sleep when police seized her computer...