The Topeka Capital-Journal

Daily newspaper focusing on local interest topics for Topeka, KS.

Articles from August 5, 2017

Database Lists Contaminants in Tap Water
How often do you think about what's in your tap water?Chances are, not often, but the Environmental Working Group, a national nonprofit focused on water quality and other environmental issues, recently released a comprehensive assessment of contaminants...
Editorial: Everyone Should Participate in National Night Out
National Night Out is a longstanding public safety campaign that has brought millions of neighbors together across the U.S. to build relationships and ensure that their streets are as safe as possible.The first NNO was organized by the National Association...
Email Leaves Prison Staffer Jobless
A Kansas Department of Corrections employee is "no longer employed" at the state agency after inadvertently making public an email that urged a public relations staff member to downplay the possible need for a special legislative session to raise the...
Emily's List Goes after Yoder
An advocacy group supporting abortion rights is wading into the Kansas Congressional campaign and has identified Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder as a target in the 2018 election and extended an endorsement to one of his possible Democratic opponents,...
Facebook Reunites Ring Lost in '70S with Owner
By Denise NeilThe Wichita EagleWICHITA -- It was 1984, and Jay Hiltgen -- a scholarship javelin thrower for Wichita State University -- was at practice at Cessna Stadium.Something caught his eye on the ground, glimmering right by his javelin. He picked...
Gilkey to Be Honored for Years of Service
Bertha Gilkey will be honored for her years of service to the Topeka community and to Antioch Missionary Baptist Church during a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Antioch Family Life Center, 1921 S.E. Indiana Ave.Gilkey is a Florida...
Green Home Construction Costs More, Saves Energy
The city of Topeka has had building codes for a long time. While more recently adopted, Shawnee County also has certain standards that must be met by home builders. Across the country, building codes must meet a minimum standard in constructing houses.However,...
Imaginations Take Flight
The open-mouthed "wow factor" that space travel creates was brought to children in East Topeka this week as part of a Space Camp that included meeting NASA professional Herb Baker and former NFL football player Joe Mays.Kia McClain, a Topekan chosen...
Lawmakers Seek Swift Action to Boost Prison Pay
By John HannaAssociated PressTOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas legislators from both parties called Friday for Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration to quickly increase pay for corrections officers at state prisons, arguing that a dangerous safety crisis...
Letters
voter fraud in kansas?Kobach's time machineI once thought Secretary of State Kris Kobach was wrong about voter fraud. But then I checked the record. He is absolutely correct. There is a record of rampant voter fraud in Kansas history - 19th century history.When...
Matt Johnson: What the Mooch Tells Us about Trump
After a few days of The Mooch, President Trump's communications team was probably pining for the dreary days of Michael Dubke and Sean Spicer. If you don't know who "The Mooch" is, you're the only person in the country who has avoided cable news and...
Nation & World Briefs
WASHINGTON -- The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition,...
Parole Denied to Man Who Shot Two Topeka Police Officers
The Kansas Prisoner Review Board recently denied parole to one man who blasted two Topeka police officers with a shotgun in 1985 and another who in 1992 fatally shot his girlfriend in Topeka.Ithiel Lawton, 75, was passed for two years and will next become...
Professor Wins Grant to Preserve Kiowa Language
By Joanna HlavacekLawrence Journal-World LAWRENCE -- At the time of his death in 1999, Parker McKenzie was regarded as the oldest living member of the Kiowa tribe. Born in a teepee in Oklahoma three years prior to the 20th century, he was also widely...
'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Actress Caroline Rhea Says She Originally Wanted to Play Other Aunt
Actress and stand-up comedian Caroline Rhea, who played Aunt Hilda on the hit 1990s show "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" on ABC, took the stage Friday night at the Topeka Performing Arts Center for a night of comedy and charity.The Westmount, Quebec native...
Sessions Vows Crackdown on Leaks
By Eric TuckerAssociated PressWASHINGTON -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald...
Some Drivers Mistakenly Charged in Toll Mixup
Some Kansas drivers have been surprised to find they have been billed by another state's turnpike authority that identified the wrong car driving through their toll booth, officials said.Representatives from the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the Kansas...
Swift, DJ Head to Court
By P. Solomon BandaThe Associated PressDENVER -- Taylor Swift and her support team didn't call police after she said she had been groped by a Denver radio host during a photo session before a concert.Instead, they called his boss, and David Mueller lost...
The Root of All Your Troubles
How do you tell if an elm tree has Dutch elm disease? How do you know if an ash tree is succumbing to emerald ash borer?How do you know if your seemingly healthy tree is about to croak and collapse on your house in the next storm?The answer is it's not...
U.S. Military: 3 Killed in Latest Afghanistan Attack by Reported Suicide Bomber
By Kathy Gannon and Amir ShahThe Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan -- A Taliban suicide bomber disguised as a woman rammed his motorcycle into an international convoy, killing a NATO soldier and two Afghan civilians in an attack north of the Afghan...
VW Executive Pleads Guilty in Emissions Scandal
By Corey WilliamsThe Associated PressDETROIT -- A German Volkswagen executive pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and fraud charges in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles.Shackled at the wrists and ankles and...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.