By Kenric Ward | | Aug 26, 2014 5:00 AM | 796
Want a real-life example of voter fraud? Fairfax County election officials say they have 17 — and they’re providing names to local, state and federal authorities for prosecution.
By Travis Perry | | Aug 22, 2014 10:49 AM
It’s finally Friday, right everyone? But before the weekend zips by, take a moment and glance backward. You know the drill, check out our week in review.
By Travis Perry | | Aug 21, 2014 1:12 PM | 101
The federal government’s now-infamous 1033 program has played a huge part it placing military surplus equipment into the hands of local law enforcement. But while the ramifications of such actions are on full display in Ferguson, Mo., the Sunflower State isn’t immune from the trend of police militarization.
By Travis Perry | | Aug 20, 2014 5:00 AM | 147
The doom and gloom predictions of the state’s largest teachers union have not come to pass more than a year after Deerfield USD 216 faculty opted to boot out the Kansas National Education Association, according to teacher Doug Crandall.
By Travis Perry | | Aug 15, 2014 10:11 AM
In many ways, the government is a bit of a necessary evil. But just because we need it around doesn’t mean it’s an all-knowing, benevolent force for good. Curious what governmental foibles have cropped up in the Sunflower State? Take a look back at our week in review for a recap.
By Travis Perry | | Aug 15, 2014 5:00 AM | 72
Lenexa resident Tim Mahony feels like he has a target on his back, and public officials are taking aim. Mahony didn’t expose a hive of public corruption or unearth an embarrassing foible by municipal leaders. No, he made the apparent mistake of contacting his local government too much.
By Travis Perry | | Aug 12, 2014 5:00 AM
The Securities Exchange Commission has levied fraud charges against the State of Kansas for actions taken under the administration of Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson.
By Travis Perry | | Aug 08, 2014 9:00 AM
If there’s one thing you can say about Kansas, it’s that during election season there’s never a dull moment. So if you’re feeling bored, recap the week’s exciting stories to see what slipped through your newsfeed.
By Travis Perry | | Aug 07, 2014 5:00 AM | 76
Just call Tuesdays’ primary election the revolution that wasn’t. “It was an almost revolution,” said Chapman Rackaway, political science professor at Fort Hays State University. “We had a threat of an earthquake, even if the ground didn’t quite shake.”
By Travis Perry | | Aug 06, 2014 12:38 PM | 52
Kansas caught another whack to its wallet Wednesday after national fiscal hawk Standard & Poor’s downgraded the state’s credit rating from AA+ to AA. But as the political spin began to ramp up within minutes of the announcement, S&P credit analyst David Hitchcock made one thing abundantly clear: Kansas has a spending problem.