Kansas’ largest teachers’ union is asking the state Supreme Court to restore tenure for public school teachers, saying Republican lawmakers wrongly bundled that measure to strip educators of job protections with budget items in order to get it passed. The high court heard arguments from attorneys yesterday in the first of several possible challenges to the law. Republican legislators argued the state’s previous tenure policies made it hard for schools to fire bad teachers.
Federal immigration authorities have placed a detainer on a man charged in the death of a sheriff’s deputy in Johnson County. He’s being held on $2 million bond after being charged with involuntary manslaughter/DUI for the traffic crash that killed the deputy. That detainer means that man could be deported.
Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier in prison at Fort Leavenworth for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks is ending a hunger strike, saying the Army is now letting her get treatment for gender dysphoria. The ACLU says the treatment will start with surgery recommended by a psychologist.
An SUV rolls on I-70 west, about nine miles east of Goodland. The driver from Colorado was taken to the hospital. It appears he crossed both sides of the road before hitting the south ditch and rolling the vehicle.
The ballot is now officially set for the November election. There will be four candidates on the Presidential ballot, of course Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the Democrats and Republicans respectively, plus Libertarian and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and Green party nominee Jill Stein. She will be listed as an independent, since she turned in enough petition signatures to get on the ballot but the state doesn’t officially recognize the Green Party.