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Candidates speak about deadly police shootings, campaign in battleground states

TJ Rigg

September 22

Filed under Politics

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spoke about the recent deadly officer-involved shootings of black men in Oklahoma and North Carolina Wednesday.They were campaigning in key battleground states.In Orlando, Clinton outlined her vision for an “al...

Former Secretary of State Powell’s emails show issues with Clinton, Trump

TJ Rigg

September 15

Filed under Politics

Colin Powell, former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, has problems with the Republican and Democratic presidential frontrunners, his emails show.CBS News reports that messages on a website called dcleaks.com from Powel...

Series of Clinton missteps make for miserable weekend

Matthew Kelly

September 15

Filed under Opinion, Politics

For better or for worse, the 2016 election cycle has been all about Donald Trump. Even Hillary Clinton is willing to sit back and let Trump make headlines. However, reckless word choice and a bout of pneumonia have led to an a...

Tipping the scales of U.S. Justice: Trump and Clinton on Supreme Court opening

Matthew Kelly

September 15

Filed under Opinion, Politics

Immigration, voter ID laws and unions — three hot button topics the Supreme Court has failed to rule decisively on in the last year.  The Court’s current deadlock of eight justices split more or less down ideological lines could har...

Governor’s new education proposal leaves something to be desired

Matthew Kelly

September 8

Filed under Opinion, Politics

Last Friday, an editorial by Gov. Sam Brownback appeared in The Wichita Eagle.  The article, titled “Working Together on Education Solutions,” encapsulates Brownback’s new plan to revitalize the Kansas school system through tighte...

Trump, Clinton focusing on military, veterans, foreign policy

TJ Rigg

September 8

Filed under News, Politics

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is arguing for an expanded military, while Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is suggesting that Trump is unfit to be commander in chief.Trump already has orders for h...

Volunteers advocate for presidential nominee Bernie Sanders in new downtown Wichita office

Alex Perry

February 18

Filed under Local, News, Politics

In a small retail space next door to The Donut Whole in downtown Wichita, the official campaign office for the “political revolution” has opened for Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders.The self-described socialis...

Brownback discusses House Bill implications

Staff Reporter

April 14

Filed under News, Politics

Gov. Sam Brownback said he is considering vetoing legislation this legislative session that would provide an additional $150 million for kindergarten through 12th grade education.This comes after representatives debated and re...