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.
Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa will call Thursday on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and abortion.
Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoided prison time Wednesday for felony election law violations, with a judge handing down a suspended sentence provided she successfully completes three years of probation.