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Darren L. Paden is a father, as well as a former volunteer fire chief and deployed member of the military. He’s also a confessed child molester who sexually assaulted a girl for over six years, raping her between 200-300 times starting when she was a toddler. But even though he’s admitted to his crimes, not all the…
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That Sam Brownback is one hell of a guy—what, with all of his “Governor Knows Best” moves in making Kansas an extremely hostile place to be for women and fighting with the teens on the Twitter.
The state of Kansas is in the midst of a serious budget crisis, so naturally, a bunch of white men who know everything about the way women’s bodies should operate are looking to scrounge up cash for one of the most extreme anti-choice laws in the country.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a ban late Monday on intact dilation and evacuation, a common second trimester abortion procedure. D&E is also commonly used in incomplete miscarriages, but the bill’s language around that is vague enough that it’s not entirely clear whether or not those are now off the…
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill into law last night that will ban intact dilation and evacuation, the most commonly used second trimester abortion method. The law, which was written by the National Right to Life Committee, is effective July 1. Brownback signed the measure in a private ceremony, surrounded…
Sadly, every creative marriage proposal idea has already been taken, so if you're planning to propose to your partner anytime soon, you have two choices: Either ask them the old-fashioned way or plan an elaborate three-week kidnapping which you hope will convince them of your love. Just...don't do the second one.
The Supreme Court has ruled that a stay barring Kansas from issuing same-sex marriage licenses must be lifted. It will be the 33rd state in the Union to allow gay marriage. Party hats for Kansas!
The Kansas Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Scott Roeder, the man who shot and killed Dr. George Tiller, but ruled that he be resentenced by a lower court.
A woman won a lawsuit filed against a radio station who publicly misidentified her as an adult film star.
The great state of Kansas is $200 million in the hole, but not to worry. A creative maneuver aims to fill that hole and a few more by auctioning off some sex toys from a seized business.
A city in Missouri could be close to taking a firm stand against catcalling.
I am here to dispel a longstanding lie, promulgated by numerous fairy tales and also boats designed to romantically convey couples around small ponds. That lie is that swans are anything other than vicious, bad-natured motherfuckers who will kill you just as soon as look at you.
A Kansas woman has been charged with arson after setting a fire in her home that was part of a failed attempt to kill a spider.
A father in Kansas tried and failed to find a way to rid his home of the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen.
The level of interest app-makers can command for adding new features is usually limited to a dutiful parroting of the press release on tech blogs. Maybe a mass privacy freakout, if you're lucky. (Sucks, but at least you know they care!) The bros at Snapchat, however, have lived a pretty blessed life.
When Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius resigned last week, it was seen as an inevitable attempt by the Obama Administration to blame someone for their embarrassingly "botched" roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's healthcare.gov. But Sebelius isn't done yet: she could be considering a run for…
On Tuesday a federal appeals court ruled that Kansas can strip its two Planned Parenthood clinics of federal funding, in a move that's fairly obviously a retaliation for the organization's support of abortion rights. What a stunning victory for misogynists who oppose women's access to basic reproductive healthcare…
There's no place like home — if you're a kid in Kansas. You may have read about a new bill introduced by Rep. Gail Finney, D-Wichita, that "expands" on caregivers' rights regarding spanking, allowing parents to hit their children a defined number of times (bruises and marks and welts, oh my!) and letting any teachers…