Wake up, Johnson County voters, because crucial GOP primaries loom

Some of the most important battles to oust extremist Republican lawmakers in Kansas will be fought over the next five weeks in Johnson County. That fact became more evident than ever on Friday when four ex-Kansas governors released an extraordinary, bipartisan letter that blasted Gov. Sam Brownback’s policies as “destructive” and “dangerous.”

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Hallmark employees feel the Salvy Splash

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Free fans are distributed in Extreme Heat Relief Program

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1889 Pizza opens in KCK

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Former American Airlines 727 air stair tested

MU's Olympic wrestler J'den Cox, mother make beautiful music 3:58

MU's Olympic wrestler J'den Cox, mother make beautiful music

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback congratulates lawmakers on school finance bill

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Wild Mustangs draw curious crowd at Kansas auction

Lee's Summit man recounts battling the sea overnight and his rescue 6:07

Lee's Summit man recounts battling the sea overnight and his rescue

Great Lenexa BBQ Battle fires up smoke on Friday 1:03

Great Lenexa BBQ Battle fires up smoke on Friday

The case for "maker spaces" in schools 3:05

The case for "maker spaces" in schools

Royals wear #VoteLoCain t-shirts 0:57

Royals wear #VoteLoCain t-shirts

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“Gender Treason” by Artist Ryan Wilks

Artist Ryan Wilks of Kansas City produced 12 large portraits for a personal project that is a part of his exhibit “Gender Treason”, which represents various members of the LGBTQIA community in Kansas City. Wilks decided not to paint his own portrait but wanted to share his vulnerability with the others who told their life stories. Wilks had made a finished life cast that will be on display with his paintings at the show, which opens July 1, 2016 at the Leedy-Voulks Art Center.
jledford@kcstar.com
“Gender Treason” by Artist Ryan Wilks 4:44

“Gender Treason” by Artist Ryan Wilks

Hallmark employees feel the Salvy Splash 2:10

Hallmark employees feel the Salvy Splash

Free fans are distributed in Extreme Heat Relief Program 1:48

Free fans are distributed in Extreme Heat Relief Program

1889 Pizza opens in KCK 1:46

1889 Pizza opens in KCK

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Hallmark employees feel the Salvy Splash 2:10

Hallmark employees feel the Salvy Splash

Free fans are distributed in Extreme Heat Relief Program 1:48

Free fans are distributed in Extreme Heat Relief Program

1889 Pizza opens in KCK 1:46

1889 Pizza opens in KCK

Former American Airlines 727 air stair tested 0:40

Former American Airlines 727 air stair tested

MU's Olympic wrestler J'den Cox, mother make beautiful music 3:58

MU's Olympic wrestler J'den Cox, mother make beautiful music

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback congratulates lawmakers on school finance bill 0:46

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback congratulates lawmakers on school finance bill

Wild Mustangs draw curious crowd at Kansas auction 1:15

Wild Mustangs draw curious crowd at Kansas auction

Lee's Summit man recounts battling the sea overnight and his rescue 6:07

Lee's Summit man recounts battling the sea overnight and his rescue

Great Lenexa BBQ Battle fires up smoke on Friday 1:03

Great Lenexa BBQ Battle fires up smoke on Friday

The case for "maker spaces" in schools 3:05

The case for "maker spaces" in schools

Royals wear #VoteLoCain t-shirts 0:57

Royals wear #VoteLoCain t-shirts

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