Legislation that would protect those who discriminate against LGBT people based on religious beliefs either failed or faced major setbacks in South Dakota, Kansas, Idaho, and Tennessee. LGBT advocates say the failures are an “important repudiation” of the latest anti-LGBT tactics. Update: The Arizona Senate, however, approved a similar bill Wednesday.
A Kansas community came together after a mural by Latino students, immigrants and undocumented immigrants was defaced with “KKK,” “welfare” and “wetback.”
“KKK,” “welfare,” and “wetback” were scrawled on the artwork created by a group of high school students. “We’re bringing to light the reality we live with everyday, we can choose to act like racism isn’t out there, but it is.”
Opponents of the legislation say it is an attempt to keep the LGBT community relegated to “second-class status.”
Putting the sass is Kansas since 1861.
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The madness started a little early this year.
The Plains and Midwest were hit hard by a strong storm that included a mile-wide tornado in Oklahoma that damaged roofs and structures on Sunday. UPDATE: Authorities say a tornado that severely damaged a mobile home park southeast of Oklahoma City killed a 79-year-old man and injured at least six people who lived in the mobile home park.
A pair of funnel clouds were captured by eyewitnesses near Hays, Kansas Wednesday evening.
Jeff Withey may be one of the biggest guys in the tournament, but he’s not all height. Dude can ball.
A homeless man in Kansas City returned an engagement ring that a young woman accidentally dropped into his coin collection cup. (via KCTV)
Megan Phelps-Roper announced Wednesday on her blog that she and her sister will be leaving the church.
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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach opposed an amendment to end GOP support for DOMA, saying the language was “too broad” and would mean endorsing drug use and polygamy. The Human Rights Campaign has called him out for the comments.
This serves as a reminder that most of us, contrary to reality television, are actually decent people. From the great city of Lawrence, Kansas.
You will cry tears of joy and cheese. Gaze upon this trough of nachos, 80-feet long and containing 4,689 pounds of victory, in beautiful Lawrence, Kansas. It set the Guinness World Record for Largest Serving of Nachos, shattering the previous record of 3,999 pounds.
The photographers who got close enough to capture these images have nerves of solid steel. The string of tornadoes that ripped through Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska over the weekend produced these amazing images.
Say hello to the semi-pro baseball team from Liberal, Kansas. Their third base stats are excellent.
And it couldn’t have happened to a nicer murderer. Meet Wilford M. Galloway, who was convicted of 1st degree murder in Kansas, but will be eligible for parole this summer. Guess what the “M” stands for. (HINT: It’s not “murderer.”)
Many already believed that Kentucky would overwhelm Kansas in tonight’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final, but now the Jayhawks also have a pretty strong jinx going against them.
You can’t count on much in this world, but you can count on these things. Seriously. We have a time machine, so we’re positive they’re going to happen.
Do you know the hometowns of all of your favorite college basketball players? This kid does. And he wants to be the PA announcer. (Thanks Anja!)
Women spammed Gov. Sam Brownback’s Facebook wall with snarky comments over his support of a controversial abortion bill in Kansas. Hence, a switch to Timeline and no more troublesome posts. (updated)
He levitates! What wizardry is this?!?!
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is expected to sign a restrictive anti-abortion bill making its way through the Kansas legislature. So his official Facebook page is getting a deluge of angry protest comments today; they’re coming in faster than his staff can delete.
Charles Koch appears not to have participated in his state’s vote. The high-profile funder of conservative causes hasn’t picked a horse.
Spotted in Lawrence, Kansas. Truck Nutz? Check. Cow bell clanging against said Truck Nutz? Check. Pissing Calvin? Check. “Cummin Stroke This” bumper sticker? Check and mate.
Severe storms and powerful tornadoes ripped through the Midwest last night, killing at least 12 people in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. Branson, MO, Harveyville, KS and Harrisburg, IL were hardest hit.