Alva Review-Courier -

Regional / Politics

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 1895



KBI warns fingerprint database in danger of failing

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A database of finger and palm prints used by law enforcement and child welfare workers is in danger of failing and needs to be replaced, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation official told lawmakers. The system contains more than 2...

 

Book tries to show how US democracy hurt Native Americans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new book by a noted historian attempts to show how expanding American democracy hurt Native Americans in the early days of the nation and how tribes viewed the young United States as an entity seeking to erase them from...

 

Cherokee chief says journey to seat US delegate will be long

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Cherokee Nation's plan to send a delegate to the U.S. House, the first such attempt by a tribal nation, will take time as well as cooperation from Congress, the tribe's newly elected chief said Thursday. Cherokee Nation...

 

Kobach had law enforcement officer investigate voter fraud

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A law enforcement officer said that former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach asked him to investigate possible double voting and non-citizen voting, and that missing ammunition that had been purchased by Kobach's office...

 

Federal judge rules that immigration law is unconstitutional

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas has ruled that a law making it a crime to "encourage" or "induce" immigrants to enter or live in the country illegally is unconstitutional. KCUR-FM reports that U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia...

 

Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard

CHICAGO (AP) — Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard, offering the latest evidence that hackers can halt routine operations by locking up computers and public records and...

 

Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for new laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' muscular gun-rights lobby swiftly pushed back after Gov. Greg Abbott raised the possibility of tighter firearms laws in response to a gunman killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart. The resistance could test the relation...

 

O'Rourke visits Oklahoma sites that were targets of violence

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has paid visits to sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence. The former congressman stopped Monday in Tulsa's Greenwood District where a white mob in 1921...

 

The Latest: Schmitt withdraws First Amendment motion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt arguing the First Amendment allows him to withhold some public records in a lawsuit (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has withdrawn a...

 

Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

DALLAS (AP) — More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said. The Texas Department...

 

Abbott names new election chief after voter citizenship flub

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed a new secretary of state on Monday after his previous one resigned amid backlash for wrongly questioning the U.S. citizenship of nearly 100,000 voters. The Republican governor announced in a...

 

Country's largest tribal nation seeks congressional delegate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, which is outlined in a nearly 200-year-old treaty with the federal...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    August 16, 2019

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is...

 
 By Morgan Lee    Regional    August 16, 2019

GOP Senate candidate is expert witness, tiny-home enthusiast

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gavin Clarkson works as an expert legal witness on Native American economic issues and lives in an experimental tiny home that is 15 feet (4.5 meters) long and wide, according to new financial...

 

Ex-Chief of Muscogee (Creek) Nation indicted for bribery

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — The former principal chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has been indicted for bribery. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 69-year-old George Phillip Tiger of Bristow is accused of bribery while serving as an agent of...

 

Ruling holds US attorney's office in Kansas in contempt

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors in the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City, Kansas, improperly listened to recorded communications between inmates and their defense attorneys and willfully violated court orders during an independent...

 

O'Rourke resuming presidential run with 'major' Texas speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke will formally rejoin the presidential race on Thursday, resuming a campaign that has been suspended for nearly two weeks with what he promises will be a "major address to the nation" from his hometown of El Paso,...

 

Political leaders in Kansas City lament gun violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A crowd of at least 200 people gathered in Kansas City, Missouri, this past week to hear a congressman, the mayor and other leaders lament gun violence, a topic that was especially troubling in the wake of attacks in El...

 

What's on school menus this fall? Trade mitigation

NEW YORK (AP) — School lunch menus already have Meatless Mondays and Taco Tuesdays. Now some may get Trade Mitigation Thursdays. This fall, some U.S. school cafeterias are expecting shipments of free food, one little known consequence of President...

 

Oklahoma group seeks vote to reject 'permitless carry' law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker from Oklahoma City filed paperwork Monday seeking a public vote on whether to reject a bill that would allow people in the state to openly carry firearms without a background check or training. Rep....

 

Watchdog agency obtains testimony against Kansas official

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell said Thursday that a Kansas government watchdog that purchased transcripts this week of the testimony of four campaign workers at his federal trial was acting in response to a...

 

GOP leader, Democratic governor differ on shootings response

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The leader of the Kansas House is responding to a series of mass shootings by proposing more mental health personnel in rural areas and expansion of a mental health program in K-12 schools while the Democratic governor proposes...

 

Missouri, Kansas farmers, GOP official rely on federal money

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sixth-generation Kansas farmer Charles Atkinson said the millions of dollars in trade aid the federal government has funneled to local farmers doesn't fully make up for what growers have lost in recent years. "But it will...

 

Wichita mayor, state representative win mayoral primary

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita voters apparently will decide in November whether to re-elect Mayor Jeff Longwell or replace him with state Rep. Brandon Whipple. Longwell received the most votes in Tuesday's nine-candidate mayoral primary, followed...

 

AP FACT CHECK: The Democratic debates and Trump counterpunch

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his typically boastful rally this past week, Donald Trump placed himself too high in the pantheon of presidents when it comes to getting his judicial picks on federal courts. He's been having a good run on that front but he's n... Full story

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019