The ice bucket challenge did more than raise awareness: The ALS Association announced Monday that the money raised has funded the discovery of a new gene that is tied to an increase in risk for the disease.
Moderate Republicans are trying to oust ultraconservative lawmakers in next Tuesday’s crucial Kansas primaries. More power to them. But it’s not going to be easy to do that. The incumbents who have the power right now in the Legislature are allies of Gov. Sam Brownback and that should hurt them with the public given Brownback’s low approval ratings.