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Salinas leads Top Fuel qualifying at Menards NHRA Nationals

Aug. 12, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Mike Salinas led Top Fuel qualifying Friday night in the Menards NHRA Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. Salinas had a 3.754-second run at 323.19 mph on the final pass. He has four event victories this season. “The way we’re doing this,...

Kansas to recount abortion vote by hand, despite big margin

Aug. 12, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ elections director says the state will go along with a request for a hand recount of votes from every county after last week’s decisive statewide vote affirming abortion rights, even though there was a 165,000-vote difference and a recount won’t change the...

Kansas district rejects strategic plan urging diversity

Aug. 12, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district's board rejected a proposed strategic plan after some members questioned its emphasis on diversity and students' mental health. The Derby Board of Education voted 4-3 this week to reject a plan presented after months of work by parents,...

Kansas abortion vote shows limits of GOP's strength

Aug. 12, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An increase in turnout among Democrats and independents and a notable shift in Republican-leaning counties contributed to the overwhelming support of abortion rights last week in traditionally conservative Kansas, according to a detailed Associated Press analysis of the voting...

Chiefs' Mahomes to buck NFL trend, play preseason opener

Aug. 11, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes will start the Kansas City Chiefs' preseason opener in Chicago on Saturday, bucking a trend across the NFL of coaches sitting their starting quarterbacks for the first of their three exhibition games. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Thursday he...

Feds: Man defrauded millions from Kansas DCF contractor

Aug. 11, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal officials allege that a New York man defrauded an organization that provides foster and adoption services to Kansas out of about $10.7 million. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas filed a civil asset forfeiture case Aug. 1 alleging that William Whymark...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 10, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 7, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis’ tyrannical suspension of state attorney, over words Gov. Ron DeSantis’s abrupt sacking of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren was the deed of a tyrant drunk with power, inflamed with...

Man who performed illegal autopsies can't work in Kansas

Aug. 10, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man convicted of performing illegal autopsies has been permanently banned from doing business in the state and ordered to pay more than $700,000 in restitution and fines, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Wednesday. Shawn Parcells, 42, who lived...

Prosecutor: Missouri man fatally shot in lawn-mowing dispute

Aug. 09, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with shooting and killing his neighbor following an argument over lawn mowing, bringing to an end years of hostility between the two, officials said. Samuel Avery, 42, of Kansas City, was charged Monday with second-degree...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 09, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 3, 2022. Editorial: Kansas voters spoke loudly on abortion: Trust women. Now politicians must listen The nation now knows, and the world: Kansas remains a free state. In a stunning display of common sense, Kansas voters Tuesday...