Abilene had something special in the Great Plains Theatre, which burned July 23. It was the only professional theater between Kansas City and Denver — and a creative refuge for the town’s youth. Officials pledge to rebuild.
The city council in Kansas City has voted unanimously to ban the open carry of firearms, but the law could be stripped by a measure state lawmakers have approved to limit cities' abilities to craft such rules.
Some Kansas church leaders are speaking out against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for a statement he made this week during a radio interview suggesting no legitimate churches are opposed to the state's voter photo identification law.