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Clemency sought for Oklahoma death row inmate in man's death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A clemency request by an Oklahoma death row inmate who claims a racist juror influenced the outcome of his trial has received support from faith and criminal justice reform leaders. Julius D. Jones, 39, has asked the Oklahoma...

 

Missouri proposal to expand access to voting goes to court

EFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An attorney for a Missouri group pushing to expand access to voting argued in court Monday that the state's top election official was inaccurate and left out important details in his summary of the proposals. At issue are...

 

Kobach fires Kansas Senate campaign aide over hateful posts

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for the Senate in Kansas says it has fired an aide after learning he regularly posted hateful comments about Jews and racial minorities on a white nationalist website. The latest campaign...

 

Manhattan to allow women to go topless, with restrictions

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Women are now legally allowed to go topless in Manhattan, with some restrictions. The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday unanimously decided to amend the city code to allow females to go topless. However, property owners...

 

Trump, in Texas, bashes Democrats as 'crazy,' unpatriotic

DALLAS (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to turn impeachment rancor into a political rallying cry Thursday, using a Texas rally to bash Democrats as "crazy" and unpatriotic as they push forward with their investigations. Setting a dire tone,...

 

Judge opposed by abortion foes finalist for top Kansas court

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A trial-court judge opposed by Kansas' most influential anti-abortion group is among three finalists to fill a state Supreme Court vacancy with conservatives pushing measures to rein in the state's highest court. A state...

 

Board votes to boost Oklahoma lawmaker's pay 35% to $47,500

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The board that sets the salaries of Oklahoma lawmakers voted Tuesday to boost legislative pay by 35% next year, just two years after cutting lawmakers' pay. Jake Lowrey, spokesman for the Office of Management & Enterprise...

 

Lawmaker who left GOP running for US Senate as Democrat

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator who defected from the Republican Party last year is running for the U.S. Senate next year as a Democrat. The Kansas City Star reports that State Sen. Barbara Bollier, of the Kansas City suburb of Mission...

 

Anti-abortion group opposes Kansas Supreme Court candidates

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' most influential anti-abortion group launched an effort Tuesday to block two candidates for a state Supreme Court vacancy even before a state commission selects finalists for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, an abortion...

 

Mexican national sentenced for illegal re-entry, ID theft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 37-year-old Mexican national who repeatedly entered the United States illegally was sentenced in federal court in Kansas City to 2.5 years in prison without parole. Rigoberto Vasquez-Milan was sentenced Tuesday for...

 

State lawmaker running for western Kansas seat in Congress

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — A prominent Republican state legislator has launched a campaign for the western Kansas seat in Congress. State Rep. Troy Waymaster of Bunker Hill announced his candidacy Tuesday in the 1st Congressional District. Waymaster has...

 

Colorado to consider placing fewer youth on sex registry

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers have advanced a proposal to place fewer convicted juveniles on the state sex offender registry and partially seal the list from the public, officials said. The draft was endorsed Thursday by an interim committee of...

 

Federman & Sherwood Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Vivint Solar, Inc.

Federman & Sherwood Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Vivint Solar, Inc. OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 14, 2019-- Federman & Sherwood announces that on October 11, 2019, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United...

 

Lawmaker who tried to outlaw abortion to run for Congress

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Republican state senator in Oklahoma who unsuccessfully tried to criminalize abortion has announced plans to challenge GOP U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin next year. Sen. Joseph Silk, who is from Broken Bow, said Thursday he'll...

 

Pressure builds in Kansas for new vaping and tobacco laws

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A national outbreak of a vaping-related lung illness is increasing pressure in Kansas to consider new regulations for vaping and tobacco products. One of the suggestions getting attention is raising the age for purchasing...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    October 6, 2019

US Supreme Court to review Kansas' lack of insanity defense

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives. The high court...

 

Group sues seeking to stop Oklahoma 'permitless carry' law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state representative from Oklahoma City and other advocates for more restrictive gun laws filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a new Oklahoma law that will allow people to carry firearms without a background check or...

 

District attorney investigating Wichita mayor over contract

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County District Attorney is investigating Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell’s actions regarding a city contract for a new water plant. District Attorney Marc Bennett said Thursday in a news release that his office...

 

Ban could block Capitol Christmas Tree from New Mexico

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A tree to be displayed outside the U.S. Capitol building over the holidays is supposed to come from a northern New Mexico forest. That’s if the U.S. Forest Service can get an exception from a tree-cutting ban across all New...

 

Kansas governor at odds with AG in joining bid to save DACA

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has joined a legal battle to save a federal program that shields young immigrants from deportation. Kelly's move Friday puts the Democratic governor and Republican Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt...

 

Number of Oklahoma Republicans seeking to unseat Horn grows

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of Republicans seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, the lone Democrat in Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, is continuing to grow. Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi and Edmond...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    October 3, 2019

Kansas senators see impeachment as partisan distraction

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ two Republican senators argued Wednesday that the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump arises from partisan opposition to the president and said it is preventing Congress from taking up important legislative...

 

Kelly brushes off Schmidt's opinion on online tax collection

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly is discounting Republican calls to rescind a policy requiring out-of-state online businesses to collect sales taxes on sales in Kansas and remit the tax to the state. On Monday, Attorney General Derek Schmidt...

 

Oklahoma AG warns topless bans still in effect after ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is warning Oklahomans that a recent federal court ruling in Colorado doesn't mean women may start going topless in public. Hunter released a statement Monday following a recent 10th U.S....

 

New Kansas council on expanding Medicaid to have 1st meeting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's new council on expanding Medicaid is scheduled to have its first meeting Monday at the Statehouse. The agenda for the meeting includes a welcome from Kelly and briefings about other states'...

 

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