During a summer defined by simmering tensions fueled by the recent killings of black civilians and law enforcement officers, America’s eyes have turned to a cookout last weekend in Wichita. Sunday night’s First Steps Community Cookout brought nearly 2,000 people together, including law enforcement, leaders of the local Black Lives Matter movement and other Wichita residents.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach finds himself in growing demand among conservative circles. Kansas’ financial troubles have hurt the political status of fellow conservative Gov. Sam Brownback. Kobach is seen as a possible successor to Brownback or a potential U.S. Senate contender.
Just before the funeral of a detective who was killed by a fleeing suspect in May, the police chief of Kansas City, Kansas, asked one of his trusted veterans, Capt. Robert "Dave" Melton, to craft a how-to manual for holding a slain officer's funeral in case the department ever needed to do so again.
In a story July 22 about Kansas' attorney general suing the Department of Defense over a freedom of information request, The Associated Press misidentified the rank of department spokeswoman Valerie D. Henderson. She is a lieutenant colonel, not a lieutenant.
Cathay Williams, who later altered her name to William Cathay, hid her gender as the nation's only female Buffalo Soldier, as a private from 1866-1868. A bronze bust memorial was dedicated to her Friday afternoon at the Richard Allen Cultural Center
For the past 40 years, the Frys have operated Elk Falls Pottery in Elk Falls and been instrumental in helping keep the Elk Falls annual outhouse festival a going concern. This year's festival - held the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving - will mark its 21st year.
The chairman of Ted Cruz's campaign in Kansas said Thursday that the Texas senator has "harmed himself immeasurably" by not endorsing Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee. GOP Gov. Sam Brownback also expressed disappointment.
Cathay Williams, who later altered her name to William Cathay, hid her gender as the nation's only female Buffalo Soldier, as a private from 1866-1868. A bronze bust memorial was dedicated to her Friday afternoon at the Richard Allen Cultural Center & Museum in Leavenworth.
David EulittThe Kansas City Star
Nation's only female Buffalo Soldier honored with monument in Leavenworth
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