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 reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign.
A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it's time for the committee to disband.
The second of two public hearings scheduled this week to consider changes to New Mexico's elections and campaign finance rules was canceled Friday, raising more questions about the ability of embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran to oversee the office in the wake of fraud and embezzlement charges.
U.S. Rep. Mia Love of Utah said Friday she's repaying more than $1,000 in taxpayer funds she spent on a weekend trip to Washington, D.C., for a black-tie gala, though her office says the trip included some official business.
Get in your bids fast. CNN said Friday that only one commercial slot is still available for its coverage of the Sept. 16 debate between top Republican presidential contenders, and it's expected to draw top dollar.
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009.