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Kansas Does U-Turn on 'Ugly as Sin' License Plates

Governor admits dislike of new plate brought 'Kansans across the political aisle together'

(Newser) - "I promised to be a bipartisan governor, and I think we can all admit—I succeeded at bringing Kansans across the political aisle together in disliking this new license plate," Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Tuesday. The Democratic governor said the state would halt plans to move forward...

Judge Orders Cops to Stop Using This Stalling Tactic

Permanent injunction bars Kansas Highway Patrol from using 'Kansas Two-Step' to try to find drugs

(Newser) - The Kansas Highway Patrol must stop using a tactic known as the "Kansas Two-Step" to detain out-of-state drivers long enough to find a reason to search their vehicles for illegal drugs, a federal judge has ruled. US District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil on Monday granted a permanent injunction, which...

ACLU: School Broke the Law by Forcing Boy to Cut His Hair

Native American child requested exemption for faith, cultural reasons but was denied, letter claims

(Newser) - The American Civil Liberties Union says an elementary school in Kansas is enforcing an unlawful policy under which an 8-year-old Native American boy was forced to choose between having long hair and attending school. The member of the Wyandotte Nation chose to cut his long hair after his mother visited...

Kansas Police Chief Who Raided Newspaper Office Resigns

Resignation comes days after he was suspended

(Newser) - The police chief who led an August raid on a small weekly newspaper in central Kansas has resigned, just days after he was suspended from his post, a City Council member confirmed Monday. City Council Member Ruth Herbel confirmed to the Associated Press that the mayor announced Chief Gideon Cody'...

City Suspends Police Chief Who Raided Newspaper Offices

Official calls move 'the best thing that can happen to Marion right now'

(Newser) - The police chief who led a raid on the offices of a Kansas newspaper has been suspended, the town's mayor said Saturday. Dave Mayfield confirmed the suspension to the AP but would not say whether Chief Gideon Cody, whose lawyers did not immediately comment, is still receiving his salary....

Photographer Fatally Injured at High School Game

Linda Gregory hit her head on concrete after collision with players in Wichita

(Newser) - The Wichita Northwest High School football team will be wearing "LG" stickers on their helmets for the rest of the season in honor of Linda Gregory, a beloved team photographer who was fatally injured in a sideline accident Monday night. The 69-year-old was taking photos of a junior varsity...

Judge Blocks Changes to Trans People's Birth Certificates

Ruling follows approval of Kansas legislation reducing back trans rights

(Newser) - A federal judge ruled Thursday that Kansas officials shouldn't keep changing transgender people's birth certificates so the documents reflect their gender identities. US District Judge Daniel Crabtree approved Republican state Attorney General Kris Kobach's request to block the changes because of a new state law rolling back...

Give a High-Five to Our Hardest-Working State

North Dakota comes in at No. 1 on WalletHub's rankings, while New Mexico brings up the rear

(Newser) - Compared to workers in other countries, Americans are known for balking at taking too much vacation time, either because their employer doesn't offer that many paid days off or because workers feel they can't miss too many days without negative repercussions. The positive side of that coin is...

Newspaper Owner Yelled at Cops: 'Get Out of My House!'

Security video shows 98-year-old Joan Meyer, who died a day later, ordering raiding police out

(Newser) - Newly released video shows the 98-year-old mother of a Kansas newspaper publisher confronting police officers as they searched her home in a raid that has drawn national scrutiny , at one point demanding: "Get out of my house!" Video released by the newspaper shows Joan Meyer shouting at the...

Co-Owner of Kansas Newspaper Collapses, Dies After Police Raid
Co-Owner of Kansas Newspaper
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Co-Owner of Kansas Newspaper Dies Day After Police Raid

Major news outlets are among dozens condemning raid on Kansas paper

(Newser) - The day after police raided the office of the Kansas newspaper she co-owned, along with her own home, Joan Meyer collapsed and died. Meyer co-owned the Marion County Record with her son Eric Meyer, the paper's publisher, and along with the newspaper office, police also descended on their home...

Police Seize Computers, Phones From Kansas Newspaper
Police Raid Kansas Newspaper

Police Raid Kansas Newspaper

Press association calls attack on 'Marion County Record' illegal and unprecedented

(Newser) - Police officers and sheriff's deputies raided the offices of a Kansas newspaper on Friday, taking computers and cellphones, apparently in response to a confidential source providing documents to the paper's staff. The officers seized "everything we have," said Eric Meyer, owner and publisher of the Marion ...

She's Going to Jail for Taking Classified Docs

Ex-FBI analyst gets nearly 4 years behind bars, in case seen as similar to former president's

(Newser) - The verdict is in, and it's prison time for bringing those classified documents home. No, not for former President Trump—his case is still pending —but the New York Times notes the similarities between his situation and that of Kendra Kingsbury, a former FBI intelligence analyst who was...

Dad of 13 Dies After Saving Daughter in Rapids

Kansas neurologist Dustin Harker died of brain injury after reaching Arkansas River shore

(Newser) - A father of 13 who was thrown from a raft that overturned on the Arkansas River managed to save his daughter, who was pinned beneath the raft, before dying of his own injuries. Dustin Harker, a neurologist from Kansas, had ventured to the Sunshine Falls area of Colorado's Royal...

100 Letters With Suspicious Powder Sent to State Lawmakers

Letters tested negative for common toxins investigators in Kansas say

(Newser) - About 100 letters containing suspicious white powder have been sent to lawmakers and other public officials across Kansas, officials said. No injuries have been reported, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. It had counted more than 30 letters as of late Friday afternoon and increased the tally to 100...

Kansas Board Sets Rule on Trans Athletes

Legislature failed to override governor's veto of another anti-trans measure

(Newser) - A Kansas board decided Wednesday that high schools and middle schools must see transgender athletes' first birth certificates to decide what teams they can join, while an effort in the Legislature to end gender-affirming care for transgender minors failed. The Kansas State High School Activities Association's executive board took...

Balloon Crosses Kansas, Missouri, Reaching the Arch

Midwest residents track flight with binoculars, telescopes

(Newser) - A spy balloon launched by China floated east from Montana on Friday, spotted by residents in Kansas and Missouri—and reached the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Local members of Congress said the federal government had confirmed the sightings were of a spy balloon. Residents in Kansas; the Kansas City...

Woman's Kia Gets Stuck Under Semi-Truck for 8 Miles

The wild scene happened Wednesday morning in Kansas

(Newser) - Remember the scene in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation where the family's station wagon gets stuck under a tractor-trailer ? Something like that happened for real in Kansas on Wednesday morning, except it reportedly lasted a whole lot longer. Police say that around 3:40am, a flurry of 911...

With One Misstep, Dog Shoots, Kills Hunter

Loaded gun went off in a pickup truck in Kansas, authorities say

(Newser) - A dog fatally shot a member of its hunting party over the weekend. Yes, you read that correctly. The dog stepped on a loaded rifle in the backseat of a pickup truck Saturday morning in Kansas' Sumner County, the sheriff's office said, per KAKE . The gun went off, with...

Here Are the Worst States in America for Drivers

And the best, per WalletHub's ranking, which puts Hawaii in last place

(Newser) - Whether we get behind the wheel for leisurely cruising, for our daily commutes, or to take care of errands, American drivers have long contended with traffic, potholes, fluctuating gas prices, and the other annoyances. WalletHub wanted to see which states were better to drive in than others, and it looked...

New Look at 1980 Evidence Leads to Murder Arrest

Steven Hanks of Kansas accused of shooting 23-year-old Mary Robin Walter

(Newser) - A Kansas man has been charged in the 1980 shooting death of a 23-year-old neighbor after investigators who reexamined her death turned up new evidence, authorities said. Kansas Bureau of Investigation officers arrested 68-year-old Steven Hanks, of Burden, on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Mary Robin...

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