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Kansas officer appeals ruling allowing lawsuit to proceed

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police officer who fatally shot an innocent man in 2017 while responding to a hoax emergency call stemming from a dispute between two online gamers is appealing a ruling allowing a lawsuit filed against him to move...

 

Mask opponents protest at Wichita mayor's home

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Protesters who oppose a city ordinance requiring that masks be worn in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus gathered outside Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple's home Saturday. The Wichita City Council voted 4-3 Friday...

 
 By BILL BARRROW    Regional    July 5, 2020

Democrats, Biden look to accelerate Southern political shift

ATLANTA (AP) — From Mississippi retiring its state flag to local governments removing Confederate statues from public spaces, a bipartisan push across the South is chipping away at reminders of the Civil War and Jim Crow segregation. Now, during a...

 
 By SeanMurphy    Regional    July 5, 2020

Oklahoma attorney general convinced of Julius Jones' guilt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate whose case has drawn the attention of actors and athletes was convicted because of overwhelming evidence of his guilt, Attorney General Mike Hunter said Monday. Hunter released a summary of trial...

 
 By Aamer Madhani    Regional    July 3, 2020

Herman Cain treated for COVID-19 after attending Trump rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — 2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is being treated for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account Thursday. It's not clear when or where Cain was infected, but he...

 

2 of Stitt's key cabinet members on coronavirus resign

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two of Gov. Kevin Stitt's key cabinet members at the forefront of the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic announced Monday they are stepping down to return to their full-time jobs. Stitt's office announced in a press...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    July 1, 2020

Oklahoma City voters to pare down crowded 5th District field

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Voters in central Oklahoma on Tuesday will pare down a crowded field of congressional hopefuls seeking to represent the 5th District in Washington. Nine Republicans are vying for the seat held by first-term U.S. Rep. Kendra...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    June 28, 2020

Medicaid, GOP congressional primary top Oklahoma ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A question on whether to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma and a crowded Republican field vying to challenge the state's lone congressional Democrat are drawing the most attention ahead of Tuesday's primary election. State Question...

 

Farm issues key in Kansas Republican congressional race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A commercial real estate broker from Salina who ran for Congress 10 years ago and an eye surgeon from Finney County are trying to draw attention to themselves and distinctions from one another ahead of an August Republican...

 
 By Danica Kirka    Regional    June 28, 2020

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs

LONDON (AP) — The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives. The Stones said in a statement Sunday that their legal team is working with music...

 

Kansas governor mandates statewide use of masks

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she will issue an executive order mandating the use of masks in public starting Friday to stop the spread of COVID-19. "The evidence could not be clearer — wearing a mask is not only safe, but it...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    June 26, 2020

Oklahoma court rejects appeal in fatal stabbing of 5 people

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma court on Thursday upheld the convictions and life prison sentence of a man who was convicted in the fatal stabbings of five family members when he was 16. The five-member Court of Criminal Appeals voted unanimously...

 

County leader wants Jackson statues removed from courthouses

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County Executive Frank White plans to ask county officials to remove statues of Andrew Jackson that stand in front of two county courthouses. White issued a statement about the statues late Thursday, shortly after tw...

 

New Mexico governor signs 3 bills from special session

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The creation of a state commission on civil rights and changes aimed at ensuring access to Election Day polls on Native American lands were among the measures signed into law Friday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The...

 

Supreme Court doesn't wade into Texas mail-in voting battle

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request by Texas Democrats to allow all of the state's 16 million registered voters to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. The denial is not the end of the ongoing battle...

 

Oklahoma high court rules on firearms, marijuana questions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A proposed state question to overturn Oklahoma's 'permitless carry' law has been rejected, while another question to legalize marijuana statewide may proceed, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in separate cases. The...

 

Will it be safe at the polls?

The reopening of Oklahoma's economy has brought thousands of people back into stores and workplaces, many of whom are choosing not to wear face masks or bother with social distancing. A question on... Full story

 

Kansas governor creates commission on racial justice issues

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has appointed a commission to examine policing and other racial justice issues and named the superintendent of Topeka's public schools and a state university administrator to lead it. Kelly issued an exec...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    June 21, 2020

Protests begin peacefully at Trump campaign rally in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Black Lives Matter protests against President Donald Trump began peacefully Saturday as the president held his first campaign rally in months in Tulsa, despite warnings from public health officials about the coronavirus....

 

Trump's intended show of political force falls short of mark

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — President Donald Trump used his comeback rally to try to define the upcoming election as a choice between national heritage and left-wing radicalism, but his intended show of political force during the pandemic drew thousands...

 

Kansas labor secretary resigns amid unemployment missteps

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Embattled Kansas Labor Secretary Delia Garcia resigned Monday amid escalating problems with the state's unemployment insurance caseload and a record number of jobless claims. Gov. Laura Kelly announced she had accepted Garcia's...

 

Republicans attack transgender rights in Kansas Senate race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three Republicans running seeking their party's nomination for U.S. Senate in a competitive Kansas primary have launched ads opposing transgender rights. Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said if elected he would...

 

Court says Trump rally attendees don't have to wear masks

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request to require everyone attending President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa this weekend to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing inside the arena to guard against the...

 

Trump turns virus conversation into 'US vs. THEM' debate

President Donald Trump's push to resume big rallies despite concern he's putting the public's health at risk is part of a broader reelection campaign effort to turn the national debate about the coronavirus into a political fight that he frames as...

 

Near Trump's rally site, black Tulsa lives with fiery legacy

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In the real world, 74-year-old Donald Shaw is walking on the empty, parched grass slope by Tulsa's noisy crosstown expressway. He's on the other side of the city's historical white-black dividing line from where President...

 

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