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.


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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Missouri Supreme Court ruling blocks lawsuit over deaths at Chillicothe hospital

Families alleged that Hedrick Medical Center for years failed to notify deceased patients’ relatives about suspicions expressed by some hospital employees during a rash of deaths in 2002. But citing the state’s three-year statute of limitations on wrongful-death suits, the court shielded the hospital from civil liability and blocked one avenue to settling the mystery. Relatives and some lawyers are frustrated.

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Steve Rose

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.

Steve Paul

A digital city emerges, but the path is unclear

As a wired city, Kansas City has been learning from places like Barcelona and Amsterdam. It has set baselines for other metro areas that are becoming wired for high-speed service. Yet it could easily fall behind. It’s not just speed that counts.

Mary Sanchez

Irony hides in Republican doom and gloom

The establishment types of Democrats and Republicans would do well to acquaint themselves with the state of the nation as the average American experiences it. The biggest indicator of our problems, the one that Republican candidates tend to only nod at, is that the U.S. is the fourth worst in the world for income inequality, right behind Chile, Mexico and Turkey.

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