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Lawmakers propose tightening open records laws in response to Brownback aide’s private e-mail

Politicians and public officials from both parties nationwide have been able to avoid – intentionally or accidentally – scrutiny for their decisions because of loopholes in open records laws when it comes to private e-mail accounts and electronic devices.

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Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in US

The women sit on their knees, watching intently as a slightly sheepish sister in a pink head scarf crosses the beige floor and approaches the dais. After a moment, her jitters are gone and, in a booming voice, she recites the Islamic call to prayer.


Fixes for nonproblems

What’s wrong with elections in Kansas is pretty obvious and basic – the 25,000 voter registrations in limbo over the proof-of-citizenship requirement and the room for growth in rolls and turnout. Yet the state’s top elections official is busy pushing fixes for nonproblems.


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