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  • Kansas woman set to be executed for killing woman, cutting baby from her womb

    01/11/2021 4:43:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    WGN9 ^ | Jan 11, 2021
    Becky Harper sobbed as she spoke to a Missouri dispatcher after stumbling across her expectant daughter in a pool of blood, her womb slashed open and the child she had been carrying missing. “It’s like she exploded or something,” Harper told the dispatcher on Dec. 16, 2004, during the desperate yet futile attempt to get help for her daughter, Bobbie Jo Stinnett, who had been eight months pregnant. Lisa Montgomery, who strangled Stinnett with a rope before performing a crude cesarean and fleeing with the baby, awaits execution Tuesday, just eight days before the presidential inauguration of death penalty opponent...
  • McClatchy names Colleen McCain Nelson as new Sacramento Bee, California editor (Moving from Kansas City Star)

    01/05/2021 4:05:58 PM PST · by rintintin · 13 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 5 2021 | Sacramento Bee
    Colleen McCain Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is The Sacramento Bee’s new executive editor and will also serve as the regional editor for California, where McClatchy operates five newsrooms. Nelson, 46, is currently the national opinion editor for McClatchy, The Bee’s parent company, which operates in 30 markets across the country. She also is vice president and opinion editor for The Kansas City Star, and has extensive experience in covering national and local issues, as well as presidential campaigns and the White House. Read more here:
  • Kevin McCarthy Announces Support for Challenge to Electoral College

    01/04/2021 9:44:32 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-3-2021 | Kyle Morris
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Sunday his support for efforts to challenge the certification by Congress of the electoral college votes on January 6. McCarthy’s remarks came during a discussion with the Hill, in which he stated a “debate” on the issue is needed. “I think it’s right that we have the debate,” McCarthy said. “I mean, you see now that senators are going to object, the House is going to object — how else do we have a way to change the election problems?” Several other members of Congress have previously announced they will object to the certification...
  • Joint Statement from Senators Cruz, Johnson, Lankford, Daines, Kennedy, Blackburn, Braun, Senators-Elect Lummis,, Marshall, Hagerty, Tuberville

    01/02/2021 10:11:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 232 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Senators-Elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) issued the following statement in advance of the Electoral College certification process on January 6, 2021: "America is a Republic whose leaders are chosen in democratic elections. Those elections, in turn, must comply with the Constitution and with federal and state law. "When the voters fairly decide an election, pursuant to the rule of law, the losing candidate...
  • Kansas City newspaper reckons with its racial mistreatment

    12/22/2020 7:42:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 21, 2020 | By DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) - The first significant attention that the Kansas City Star gave to hometown hero and jazz legend Charlie “Bird” Parker came when he died in 1955 - and the newspaper spelled his name wrong. That detail came to light when the Star investigated, and apologized for, its mistreatment of Black citizens over many decades in a self-reckoning that came in a series of stories published on Sunday. In its blunt self-assessment, the Star found that for many decades of its 140-year history, Black residents were rarely mentioned in anything but crime stories. It was a newspaper produced...
  • The Wichita Horror: 20th Anniversary

    12/19/2020 5:50:46 AM PST · by silent majority rising · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | December 18, 2020 | Jack Kerwick
    In the era of Black Lives Matter when, as the indefatigable Colin Flaherty terms it, “the greatest lie of our generation”—the Big Lie that black people “are relentless victims of relentless white racism, everywhere, always, that explains everything”—has reached a fever-pitch, we would be well-served to revisit an event that BLM and its apologists would undoubtedly prefer we not talk about. The event is actually not just a crime, but a series of crimes so grisly, so literally monstrous, that it has come to be called, “the Wichita Massacre,” or “the Wichita Horror.” This month marks its 20th anniversary. In...
  • TOTAL BETRAYAL: Supreme Court Strikes Down Kansas Law Requiring Identification to Vote ... So much for the conservative judiciary.

    12/16/2020 8:31:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 94 replies ^ | Published 13 hours ago on Dec 15, 2020 | By Shane Trejo
    The Supreme Court has stomped out an attempt by the state of Kansas to revive voter identification laws, in another move that will further disenfranchise Republican efforts to retain senators in Georgia. The law, which had been heavily promoted by former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach, would have required voters to provide a birth certificate, passport, or other proof of citizenship to be able to vote. This would have prevented illegal aliens from voting in the state of Kansas and shown the blue print for other states to adopt in order to prevent fraud. Kansas District Court Chief Judge...
  • Kansas GOP mayor resigns after threats over support mask tenure

    12/16/2020 3:49:06 AM PST · by gattaca · 19 replies
    FR24 News ^ | December 16, 2020 | FR24 News
    A West Kansas Republican mayor announced in a letter to city officials and on social media on Tuesday that she was resigning, effective immediately, over threats she received after publicly supporting a tenure of mask. Dodge City Mayor Joyce Warshaw said she was concerned for her safety after facing assaults, including threats by phone and email, after being quoted Friday in a USA Today article supporting the warrant, reported the Dodge City Globe. The city commission voted 4-1 on November 16 to impose a mask mandate, with a few exceptions. But Warshaw told NBC News on Tuesday that “threats, accusations...
  • The Latest: Kansas mayor resigns over mask mandate threats

    12/16/2020 12:34:50 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/15/20
    A Kansas mayor announced Tuesday she has resigned over threats she’s been receiving after publicly supporting the city’s COVID-19 mask mandate. Dodge City Mayor Joyce Warshaw told USA Today she feared for her safety after residents threatened her over the phone and email. “I understand people are under a lot of pressure from various things that are happening around society like the pandemic, the politics, the economy, so on and so forth, but I also believe that during these times people are acting not as they normally would,” Warshaw told the outlet. “I think it’s best for me and the...
  • Texas SCOTUS Lawsuit Update - Another 17 States Have Joined In The Fight To Stop The Steal !!

    12/09/2020 1:56:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 113 replies
    U.S. Supreme Court ^ | December 9, 2020
    17 States have intervened in support of the Texas Lawsuit Amici curiae are the States of Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.The President has also filed a motion to personally interveneMore information here: One Third Of US States Have Now Joined Texas SCOTUS Bid To Overturn Election
  • 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...