As Kansas election officials deal with prospective voters who've not yet complied with a proof-of-citizenship law, hundreds of registrations have remained on hold for more than a year for other reasons.
State Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker says she's sending a "friendly" letter to the state Republican Party this week to correct what she and other education leaders say is misinformation about Common Core standards for reading and math.
DeBacker's letter is in response to a resolution adopted by the Kansas GOP state committee last weekend, calling for the state to withdraw from Common Core.
Elves, trolls, wizards and knights are just some of the characters that will be walking around Sedgwick County Park while music and the smell of firewood fill the air.
All of this is part of the Great Plains Renaissance Festival, which will be taking place this weekend. The event has a number of things in store for its expected 12,000 attendees including jousters, musical acts and fire breathers.
The festival itself has seen a number of changes during the past 14 years.