Judge to decide on counting votes…a high speed chase on I-70…and other headlines: September 22, 2016

andy lambertSeptember 22, 2016
A Kansas judge doesn’t immediately decide whether to permanently force Secretary of State Kris Kobach to count all votes in local and state elections by residents who registered at motor vehicle offices or used a federal form without providing proof of citizenship. The judge heard arguments on whether to issue a permanent injunction blocking Kobach from implementing a dual registration system.
Two people face charges after leading police on a chase in Ellis County. It started on I-70 and ended after moving along a series of roads outside Hays, with speeds reaching 105 miles an hour at times. The driver and a passenger ran away at the end but were caught, and a bag believed to contain marijuana was thrown out during the chase.
Kansas Supreme Court justices consider whether the state could pay for a suitable education for every child by shifting money out of programs for gifted students. The arguments Wednesday come in a lawsuit filed in 2010 by four school districts. One of the justices suggested the court might have to target its order to help underachieving students.
Travel growth in Topeka could lure an airline to the Topeka Regional Airport, according to a study from a consulting group. It suggests on average 1700 people a day from the Topeka area fly into and out of KCI airport, and that’s a 25 percent climb since 2012. There haven’t been passenger flights at Topeka Regional since 2014.
Geary County officials look into claims that a registered sex offender in Junction City had contact with a minor, contrary to a court order. Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at a home and seized evidence in the case, and that woman faces a number of charges.




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