Sovereign citizens now consist of all colors and creeds

An African-American soon to be sentenced in a criminal case illustrates the changing face of the sovereign citizen movement, whose members believe the government is corrupt and out of control and has no jurisdiction over them. A surge in the number of nonwhite sovereign citizens is underway across the country.


Family ties brought Hurricane Katrina survivors to Kansas City

Like many who fled Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago one step ahead of the floodwaters, Lisa Peacock expected to be back home in a few days. “We’re still here,” Peacock said at her home in Overland Park. “We’ve settled here.”

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Kris Medlen collects another victory, Royals beat the Rays 6-3

Kansas City starter Kris Medlen gave up three runs across five-and-a-third innings as the Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mike Moustakas pounded a pair of RBI doubles, plus an RBI single. Lorenzo Cain walked twice, scored twice and added a run-scoring single.

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Benny Feilhaber dropping too deep? Peter Vermes isn’t concerned

Sporting Kansas City’s Benny Feilhaber is among the top playmakers in Major League Soccer, but not when he’s forced to sit deep in the midfield. When asked about the concerns with his team following a third-consecutive loss, a 2-1 setback Saturday night to the Colorado Rapids, coach Peter Vermes said, “None. I have no concerns with my team.”

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Let’s now praise Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback

A majority of Kansans re-elected Brownback after four years, so they must have liked what he was doing enough to send him back to Topeka. Those voices are rarely heard. In the spirit of fairness, I will attempt to air those favorable views.

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