Kansas is one of five states least likely to experience earthquake damage. But last fall, tremors shook the south-central part of the state. Some see links to the process of flushing oil and gas from porous, underground rock formations by fracturing them with a high-pressure mixture of water, chemicals and sand.
Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would result in YMCAs paying sales and property taxes. Pardon me being paranoid, but this bill seems to target YMCAs, said Bob Fry, a volunteer with the Olathe YMCA.
In six out of 10 cases last year, victims declined to cooperate in catching their attackers, many times out of fear or distrust. Authorities then walked away, routinely shutting down the cases.