The number of charges for marijuana possession in Wichita are dropping and most people charged with marijuana possession are also charged for other crimes, data from Wichita courts and law enforcement shows. It also shows a disparity in the number of blacks charged with first-time possession.
Retired advertising executive Sam Williams raised $46,048 from contributors and donated $50,000 of his own money to the campaign. City Council member Jeff Longwell raised $62,045 in the same timeframe, all from donors.
Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president.
When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.
Donald Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings.