Critics of a bill in the Kansas Legislature that seeks to repeal Common Core standards say the measure could affect and possibly even do away with some AP classes and International Baccalaureate programs.
Wichita mayoral candidate Sean Hatfield referred to a statement he made on his Facebook page about the endorsement, which says, “The protection of the God given right to life from conception to natural death is a fundamental role of government and central to the relationship between government and the people.”
The bill is intended to improve the employment prospects of veterans and would give private employers the right to adopt hiring policies that favor veterans over other candidates, provided the veterans meet all of a position’s requirements.
In an informal interview outside the Kansas House chambers Monday, the governor reflected on Kansas’ place in the national spotlight and theorized that his tax plan – despite controversy – would be copied by other states and possibly the nation as a whole.
Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.
The Wichita Eagle’s annual Oscar Ballot Contest offers a top prize of $350 worth of gift certificates to the Warren Theatres that are good not only for movie admission but also for anything else the theater sells.