The reading of Miranda rights is a procedure generally reserved for suspected criminals, not their victims. But according to documents released Friday, the Nodaway County prosecutor did just that with then-15-year-old Daisy Coleman, whose allegations of sexual assault and child endangerment two years ago in Maryville, Mo. — and the lack of legal action that followed — created a national furor.
The high court ruled that cuts in education funding since 2010 led to an unconstitutionally imbalanced playing field between rich and poor schools. Its decision means lawmakers by July 1 must close the gap or a panel of three district court judges will decide how to do it for them. On a grander scale, the court put off a decision on whether Kansas was spending enough on schools to meet its constitutional obligation to suitably finance public education.
With the Jackson County Spelling Bee in peril, in stepped Mary Olive Thompson, who along with a collection of librarians she recruited to help vowed to keep the event afloat. They werent going to let this go down, said Crosby Kemper III, Kansas City Public Library director. Its really that simple.
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Eric Kronberg takes over the reins at goalie for Sporting Kansas City, which opens 2014 season at Seattle on Saturday.
The teenage basketball prodigy from Canada had been in West Virginia for just a few months when his host father came home with an idea.
Missouri has plenty at stake Saturday when it wraps up the regular season against Tennessee in Knoxville. The Tigers know it, and coach Frank Haith isn’t downplaying it.
When Kansas State honors its seniors before their final home game on Saturday, much of the applause at Bramlage Coliseum will be reserved for Will Spradling and Shane Southwell. But don’t forget Omari Lawrence, who has left his own subtle mark on the program.
Lammily the Normal Barbie is said to be the next big thing in the toy aisle. But what is normal? What if you dont fit her mold either?
Anecdotes will not solve what is arguably the most significant design issue facing the metro area. The long civic conversation, which could go on for another two years, has had the benefit of making us think seriously about what we need and what we want.
After Harry Reid took to the U.S. Senate floor last week and called the Koch brothers “un-American,” people at Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc. said they know what the Democratic Party plan looks like for the 2014 elections.
he streets of the West Bottoms Historic District were swarming with people shopping for antiques and vintage treasures on a beautiful Friday morning, opening the monthly Warehouse Weekend.
“True Detective,” the runaway HBO hit about two Louisiana cops chasing an elusive evil for two decades, wraps up its first season Sunday. Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and his old partner Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) are all set to nail down at least one part of whatever awfulness is coming. “True Detective” deserves most of the effusive praise it’s getting, managing to be dark, sexy, terrifying and sad, sometimes all at once.
The potential for chaos before the November election may not happen after all. That’s a huge break for Brownback. Kansas’ governor must now convince voters that he is adequately devoted to public education.
What I dont understand is why the Kansas GOP is going to such lengths to undercut its own candidates. Moderates are Republicans too, right? Well, at least they used to be. Their party now seems to be disavowing them. Whatever is going on here, the big tent is nowhere to be found.
Dale Irwin writes: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is currently considering rules to rein in this “industry.” Perhaps some radical requirement — like making debt buyers base their cases on actual evidence — will result.
Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year's midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House.
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