Republican primary voters have clear alternatives in most of the 52 contested primaries for state legislative races Tuesday, but many of the half million postcards inundating mailboxes this month are designed to hoodwink these voters.
The incumbents who have the power right now in the Legislature are allies of Gov. Sam Brownback, and that should hurt them with the public given Brownback’s low approval ratings. However, incumbent GOP House and Senate members hope to win with a few tricks up their sleeves.
Kansas started 2016 with the nation’s only perfect 50-year record of endorsing the Democratic Party’s eventual presidential nominee, according to a study by American University’s Kogod School of Business. But the Kansas streak ended this week when the Democratic National Convention awarded the nomination to Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
A legislative audit suggests that some processes are inadequate within the child welfare system. I want to assure the public that although the LPA report criticizes these processes, it does not measure safety outcomes and never demonstrates the system is unsafe.
Because Jo French had lost her birth certificate, and Arkansas couldn’t find one for her, the 75-year-old resident of Osage County had to persuade Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and a representative of the Attorney General’s Office that she is a citizen and qualified to vote under Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship law.
The ICT Chalk Talks public engagement initiative kicked off Friday at lunchtime next to the Pop-Up Urban Park. Organizers have turned the facade of the Caldwell- Murdock building into a community chalkboard. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)