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Tonganoxie wrestling’s postseason push
THS wrestlers 5th at league, eye state berths Saturday in De Soto
February 18, 2016
The Tonganoxie High wrestling squad didn’t nab a gold medal Saturday at the Kaw Valley League meet at Bonner Springs, but the Chieftains medaled eight wrestlers at final tuneup before regionals.
Not trusting ‘the feds,’ Kansas House gives first approval to new constitutional convention
02:23 p.m., February 18, 2016 Updated 11:39 a.m.
Conservatives in the Kansas House advanced a resolution Thursday calling for a constitutional convention of the states to reign in the power of the federal government. But it remains unclear whether they can muster the two-thirds majority needed on final action to pass the resolution on to the Senate.
ACLU sues Kansas over citizenship documents for voting
February 18, 2016
The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship when people register to vote at state motor vehicle offices.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup feed is Feb. 18
February 18, 2016
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will have its annual soup and chili feed from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Tonganoxie High forensics nabs more state qualifications at Baldwin, Lawrence
February 18, 2016
The Tonganoxie High debate team added seven new state champ qualifications over the weekend and a sweepstakes championship. At Baldwin the team won the sweepstakes championship in a 15 school field. Individual finishes included junior Matt Scharff’s state qualification in prose interp with a second place finish. Senior Josh Lingo finished fourth in prose interp. Senior Kelly Robinson gathered two state champ qualifications with second place finishes in poetry interp and informative speaking.
Kansas Statehouse roiled by ‘religious freedom’ issue
February 18, 2016
A floral shop owner from Washington state told a Kansas House committee Wednesday she is being sued for refusing to provide flowers at a same-sex wedding, and she urged the state to pass a “religious freedom” bill that would protect the rights of business owners like her.