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.
A federal judge dismissed charges Friday against Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign manager, leaving two other campaign operatives to stand trial on charges alleging they secretly paid an influential Iowa politician for his endorsement.