Big 1st to have an independent challenger in General Election…and other headlines: August 24, 2016

andy lambertAugust 24, 2016

A fifth-generation farmer who nearly upset incumbent 1st District Congressman Tim Huelskamp in the Republican primary two years ago is running as an independent against the Republican who knocked off Huelskamp in this month’s primary. Alan LaPolice from Clyde announced yesterday that he has officially been placed on the November ballot for the 1st District race.

A federal appeals court in Denver will decide whether Kansas can keep thousands of people who haven’t presented documents proving they’re citizens from voting in the general election in November. Three judges from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Civil Liberties Union but didn’t indicate how soon they could rule.

Testimony begins in the premeditated first degree murder trial of a teenager being tried as an adult in the death of his mother and 11-year old sister in a house fire three years ago. He was 14 when he allegedly used gasoline to start the fire in the family home. His father escaped.

Kansas is one of five states again suing the Obama administration over plans to strengthen discrimination protections for the transgendered. The latest legal challenge targets regulations expanding insurance coverage for gender transition and clarifies that gender identity is included under anti-bias protections in the Affordable Care Act.

A federal appeals court says law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists for having nothing more than out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana. The court also reinstated a Colorado driver’s suit against two KHP officers who stopped and searched his car as he drove alone on I-70 in Kansas.




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