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  • City of Kansas City apologizes after doxing Chiefs’ Harrison Butker following faith-based commencement speech

    05/16/2024 9:03:36 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 51 replies
    The city of Kansas City has apologized after posting a message on social media revealing the residence of Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker after the Super Bowl champion came under attack following his faith-based commencement speech at Benedictine College over the weekend. The official social media account of Kansas City issued a brief apology on X Wednesday after sparking major backlash on social media for sharing a post referencing the city where Butker resides.
  • Kansas Democrat Governor Vetoes Bill Restricting Foreign Ownership Of Land Near Military Bases

    05/12/2024 6:41:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/12/2024 | Aldgra Fredly
    Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill on Friday that aimed to prevent companies of China and other “foreign adversaries” from acquiring real property near military installations in the state.Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly gives her inaugural address for her second four-year term on the south steps of the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., on Jan. 9, 2023. (John Hanna/AP Photo)Senate Bill 172 aims to block individuals or companies from “countries of concern” from owning any interest in land located within a 100-mile radius of a military installation in Kansas.Under the bill, any foreign principal that owns or acquires any interest in...
  • Kansas House Overrides Gov Laura Kelly’s Vetoes of Two Pro-Life Bills

    04/29/2024 10:21:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | April 29, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    The Kansas state House has voted to override vetoes from pro-abortion Democrat Governor Laura Kelly. The lower chamber of the legislature voted to override her veto of two pro-life bills. One measure promotes adoption by establishing adoption savings accounts, increasing tax credits for adoptive families, eliminating sales tax burden for pregnancy resource centers, and creating tax credits for donors to those organizations. The other bill would protect women from coerced abortions. The House voted 85-40 on both override votes and now the vote heads to the Senate, where successful override votes are expected. While abortion advocates often claim that pro-life...
  • Kansas’ Democrat governor vetoes bill to assist crisis pregnancy centers

    04/23/2024 4:12:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 23, 2024 | Calvin Freiburger
    TOPEKA, Kansas (LifeSiteNews) – Kansas Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed legislation April 19 to incentivize charitable giving to non-profit pregnancy centers, falsely maligning alternatives to the abortion industry as illegitimate medical resources. HB 2465 would have increased income tax credits for the costs of adoption as well as established new tax credits for donations to charitable organizations that operate pregnancy centers, and exempt purchases by pregnancy resource centers and residential maternity facilities from sales taxes. “I do not believe it is appropriate to divert taxpayer dollars to largely unregulated crisis pregnancy centers,” Kelly said in her veto message, NBC affiliate...
  • Kansas GOP congressman Jake LaTurner is not running again, citing family reasons

    04/19/2024 3:41:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 4/18/24 | John Hanna
    Two-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner is not running for reelection this year in his GOP-leaning eastern Kansas district so that he can spend more time with his four young children, he announced Thursday. LaTurner is among nearly two dozen Republicans in the U.S. House who are not running again or seeking another office. "The unrepeatable season of life we are in, where our kids are still young and at home, is something I want to be more present for,” LaTurner said. LaTurner's announcement leaves Republicans with no declared candidates in a district he likely would have had little trouble...
  • Rep. Jake LaTurner announces he will not seek reelection [Kansas]

    04/18/2024 11:23:24 AM PDT · by CFW · 11 replies
    KWCH ^ | 4/18/24 | Angela Smith
    WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Congressman Jake LaTurner, who represents Kansas’ second district in the U.S. House, said he will not run for re-election. The Republican lawmaker released the following statement on Thursday: “I will proudly serve the remainder of the 118th Congress, but after much prayer and consideration, I will not seek reelection this Fall. The people of Kansas who elected me to serve in the United States House of Representatives have given me the professional honor of my life, but it is time to pursue other opportunities and have the benefit of spending more time with my family. Suzanne...
  • The U.S. just sold its helium stockpile. Here’s why the medical world is worried.

    01/26/2024 6:15:56 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/25/2024 | Caroline Hopkins
    On Thursday, the U.S. government sold the Federal Helium Reserve, a massive underground stockpile based in Amarillo, Texas, that supplies up to 30% of the country’s helium. Once the deal is finalized, the buyer — which will likely be the highest bidder, the industrial gas company Messer — will claim some 425 miles of pipelines spanning Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, plus about 1 billion cubic feet of the only element on Earth cold enough to make an MRI machine work. Regulatory and logistical issues with the facility threaten a temporary shutdown as it passes from public to private ownership, and...
  • 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 · 85 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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  • 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...