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Articles from July 21, 2016

Activists Emphasize Love at Demonstration Focused on Race and Policing
A two-man demonstration held Wednesday emphasized love as the key factor in quashing racial tension and violence by and against law enforcement officers. Activists Sonny Scroggins and Derek Phillups, with Black Lives Matter and Bias Busters of...
At K-State, Zika Researchers Move Ahead amid Congressional Gridlock
MANHATTAN -- As Congress remains deadlocked on bankrolling research into the Zika virus, a leading infectious disease expert at Kansas State University isn't waiting for federal funds. "We thought it was sufficiently important to begin working...
A Wall to High for the GOP?
WASHINGTON -- Political conventions are echo chambers designed to generate feelings of invincibility, sending forth the party faithful with a spring in their steps and hope in their hearts. Who would want to be a wet blanket at such moveable feasts?...
Beverly Bernardi Post's Conservatory of Dance to Hold Fundraiser for Topeka, Dallas Police Departments Saturday
Parents and volunteers for the Beverly Bernardi Post Conservatory of Dance will be lined up Saturday along S.W. Wanamaker Road, collecting donations for the Dallas Police Department and Topeka Police Department, while students will perform for the public...
Brenda Holaday Looks to Establish Winning Tradition for Washburn Softball
At times during her successful 19-year run as Washburn Rural head softball coach, Brenda Holaday kept the prospect of coaching at Washburn University in the back of her mind. "There's been many times I've looked at this program, and knowing that...
Cruz Offers Trump Congratulations, but No Endorsement, in Convention Speech
CLEVELAND -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, congratulated Donald Trump on Wednesday night in a speech at the Republican National Convention -- but he didn't endorse the GOP nominee, prompting jeers from many in the crowd and highlighting the lingering rifts...
Dedication Ceremonies Held for Asian Garden at Topeka Zoo Honoring Justice Kay McFarland
The late Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Kay McFarland didn't want her legacy garden to be "dinky," Topeka Zoo director Brendan Wiley recalled Wednesday. That garden will consequently be "world-class" and encompass nearly 2 acres, Wiley said...
Drug or Alcohol Addiction Has a Strong Biological Basis
Dear Doctor K: Is it right to say those unable to stop addiction to drugs are weak? Dear Reader: There is a lot of stigma and shame associated with addiction. But the truth is, people with substance-use disorders aren't simply weak or immoral....
Editorial: New Superintendents Bring Fresh Ideas
There has been a changing of the guard in Shawnee County schools, and there are reasons to be excited about the new crop of leaders. Topeka Unified School District 501, Seaman USD 345, Auburn- Washburn USD 437 and Topeka Collegiate all gained new superintendents...
Kevin Haskin: 'Great' Not a Word That Fits into Big 12 Political Maneuvering
Apparently the Big 12 still has designs on expanding. No waffling was reported Wednesday -- one day after an announcement the conference's board of directors had instructed commissioner Bob Bowlsby to reconnect with schools wanting to join the...
Lindemuth Voting Signs Unclear ; Land Developer Says Low-Level Crimes Not Being Prosecuted
While the majority of campaign signs that dot the lawns of Topeka residents support candidates for county and state positions, a new set of signs has cropped up in the past week opposing Shawnee County district attorney candidate Mike Kagay. Topeka...
Marriage Licenses
Joel Beckner, Topeka ... 23 Kelsey Donaldson, Topeka ... 21 Jacob Overbey, Topeka ... 25 Shekinah Palermo, Topeka ... 23 Erik Boeselager, Topeka ... 24 Abby Brinker, Topeka ... 24 Clifford...
Police and Fire Calls - July 20, 2016 Update
POLICE CALLS Felony cases reported to the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office. 500 blk. S.E. Fairfax, criminal damage to property valued at more than $1,000, 8 a.m. 7/10-2 p.m. 7/16. 1000 blk. S.E. Woodring Road, burglary, 11 p.m. 7/10-11...
Rangers at Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Home is where the Kansas City Royals have played their best this season, so they at least had that entering a crucial three-game series against Cleveland. It didn't prove to be much of an advantage because the Indians have...
Royals Notebook: Ned Yost Looking Forward to Trip to White House
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ned Yost is pretty well known for his love for NASCAR, the outdoors and being pals with Jeff Foxworthy. But you can add hobnobbing with presidents to the list. Yost and the Royals on Thursday will get to meet President Barack Obama...
Souvenirs Show Crude Side of Politics ; Beatty: Crude Slogans Rampant
CLEVELAND -- In the streets surrounding every national political convention, there are always tables filled with political souvenirs, trinkets and memorabilia for sale. Inside the convention arena are the "official" goods, but the unauthorized stuff...
State Leaders Take Next Step toward Selling Kansas Bioscience Authority
State leaders voted Wednesday to take the next step toward selling the Kansas Bioscience Authority, with hopes the sale generates enough cash to help pay for additional school equity funding. The State Finance Council approved merging the bioscience authority...
Suit: Worker Pushed Sex ; Suit: Mother Says State Caseworker Harassed Her
A caseworker for a Kansas foster care and family preservation contractor sexually harassed and coerced a mother seeking to regain custody of her children, forcing her to send him sexually charged messages and photos, a new federal lawsuit alleges. ...
Veteran College Head Coach Annette Wiles Set to Take over as Topeka High Athletic Director
After 22 seasons as a women's college basketball head coach, Annette Wiles is excited for the next chapter in her career as the new athletic director at Topeka High. Wiles, a former two-time NAIA All-American and national champion basketball player...
Wagle: Obama Inciting Anger ; Wagle: Legislators Urge Respect for Cops
A day after a Kansas City, Kan., police officer was fatally shot, lawmakers called for respect of law enforcement and the president of the Kansas Senate accused President Barack Obama of encouraging anger toward police. Legislative leaders interviewed...
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