Category: National News

Student mobilization efforts leading up to midterm elections

Political rallies throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area in the final days leading to the midterm election have helped energize and mobilize political candidates on both sides of the political spectrum. Candidates from each of the two main political parties, Republican and Democrat, spoke of solidarity and uniting around common legislative priorities and values.  … Read more »

Sexual assault act under revision

Title IX is under review, but what is it? The Department of Education is reviewing Title IX, an equal opportunity act, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Thursday, Aug. 7 that she intends to make changes protecting sexual assault victims while also having fair hearings for the accused. So what is Title IX? Title IX… Read more »

VA: Ex-Marine who killed 3 in Baton Rouge did not have PTSD

By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press (WICHITA, Kan., AP) — A former Marine who ambushed and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers last month never saw combat in Iraq, but told doctors he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because a buddy showed him videos of maimed and decapitated bodies, according to newly released Veterans Health Administration… Read more »

One person shot in Milwaukee during 2nd night of skirmishes

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press (MILWAUKEE, AP) — Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim and rush the person to a hospital, as tense skirmishes erupted for a second night following the police shooting of a black man. Some two… Read more »

Scathing report on Baltimore cops vindicates black residents

By JULIET LINDERMAN and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press (BALTIMORE, AP) — With startling statistics, a federal investigation of the Baltimore Police Department documents in 164 single-spaced pages what black residents have been saying for years: They are routinely singled out, roughed up or otherwise mistreated by officers, often for no reason. The 15-month Justice Department probe was… Read more »

US government won’t reclassify marijuana, allows research

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Obama administration will keep marijuana on the list of the most dangerous drugs, despite growing popular support for legalization, but will allow more research into its possible medical benefits, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday. The DEA said the agency opted not to reclassify marijuana… Read more »

Schools receive request for after-school ‘Satan Club’

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — After-school religious clubs appear to be the next venture of a national group that sought to install a statue of Satan outside two state capitols to protest Christian monuments on public grounds. The Satanic Temple contacted nine public school districts across the country this week… Read more »

Groups affiliated with Black Lives Matter release agenda

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK (Associated Press) – Ahead of the second anniversary of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, that touched off a wave of protests nationwide, a coalition of more than 60 organizations affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement has issued a list of demands calling for policing and… Read more »