Half of the Kansas Board of Education’s 10 seats are on the ballot in this year’s elections. The August 7 primary will most likely settle the race in Wichita’s 8th district. Both Republican candidates say they’re ready to serve.
At a recent forum in Wichita, 70 year old incumbent, Walt Chappell, explained why he’s running for a second 4-year term on the state school board. Chappell told the crowd it’s important to provide relevant education to every child.
Advance voting begins Thursday at 15 satellite sites in Sedgwick County including The Center for Health and Wellness, Bel Aire City Building and the Sedgwick County Zoo.
Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman says voters can take advantage of the opportunity before the August 7 Primary.
“Voters can start going to any of our satellite sites today beginning at noon and those will be open until Saturday at 4pm and the voters just need to make sure to bring their government issued voter ID,” says Lehman.
The barber pole has come a long way to be stationed above old brick shops, to repeat and repeat its lonely spins. In fact, the barbers themselves have a strange past, their title once denoting a more taxing profession.
In the middle ages, if you required dentistry, surgery, fire cupping, or a session of leeching, you’d visit the barber-surgeon. It was hundreds of years before the roles we now know as doctors and barbers diverged completely.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will halt some water releases from three Kansas reservoirs next month. The Corps says they’ll stop releasing water from Tuttle Creek, Milford and Perry lakes. Kansas Senator Pat Roberts supports the move.
“I am pleased to report the Corps will stop releasing waters August 7th, and will not draw down an additional three feet from the reservoirs in October, despite the authority to do so,” Roberts said.
Inmates in the Sedgwick County jail who allege they were sexually assaulted by a deputy are seeking $20 million from the county.
Attorneys for the inmates filed two notices of claims with the county commissioners.
Prosecutors allege that six inmates were assaulted by a jail deputy, 21-year-old David Kendall, who resigned in late June. Kendall faces 12 charges, including aggravated criminal sodomy and misdemeanor sexual battery.
It wasn’t clear how many inmates are included in the claims because the county redacted the names from the notices.
Pauls Toutonghi has a way with words. He writes about the unique circumstances surrounding smart, quirky, and loveable characters. At Watermark, we found his first novel, Red Weather, so endearing that we named a sandwich after it. Toutonghi’s newest book, Evel Knievel Days, features a protagonist named Khosi Saqr from Butte, Montana—Evel Knievel’s hometown. Khosi is an obsessive-compulsive Egyptian-American trying to find his identity. Well, half of his identity, anyway.