A Wichita State University professor is confident he’s found an enormous Native American settlement reportedly encountered by the Spaniards 400 years ago but often viewed with skepticism by historians since.
In last night’s special election to fill C.I.A. director Mike Pompeo’s House seat in Kansas, Republican candidate Ron Estes won—but only by about seven points, a surprisingly competitive contest for the deep-red district that houses Koch Industries, and a district that Trump won in November by 27 points.
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In life, it is generally best to avoid comparing things to the Holocaust that are Not The Holocaust. This is a lesson that, unfortunately, Kansas State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald has not learned.
In a 66-32 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Pompeo collected some support from Democrats, and the only Republican opposition came from Sen. Rand Paul.
Here’s Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who wants to run the Department of Homeland Security, just carrying around sensitive internal documents where everyone can see, like a huge goober. There’s some speculation that Kobach did it on purpose, but that gives him a lot of credit, I think.
The average weight of a healthy baby is around 7.5 pounds, but even at this early age, newborn Moses William Hilton doesn’t play by biology’s rules. At 14.4 pounds and 22-inches long, Hilton is the size of two babies taped together, or maybe one baby sitting on another baby’s back, commanding him to “giddyup”!
You will never guess which political party he belongs to!
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 table,…
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.