According to the Johnson County legal department, a petition to repeal Roeland Park's anti-discrimination ordinance can move forward.
If 472 registered voters sign the petition within 180 days, Roeland Park's City Council must either repeal the ordinance, which was approved in August, or place it on a citywide ballot. The county has approved the ballot language that will appear if enough support is garnered.
The emergency response capabilities of Wichita Mid-Continent Airport will be tested next week as airport authority officials and local emergency responders will participate in a disaster exercise.
Mid-Continent Airport will simulate the crash of a 737 aircraft on the its runway on Tuesday morning. The airport has performed a large-scale disaster exercise every three years for decades, according to Jason Jones, Deputy Chief of the Airport Authority.
KMUW will carry President Obama's address to the nation Wednesday night at 8:00 from the White House. The president will outline his administration's strategy for fighting the militant group, ISIS.
Robert Siegel will host live coverage from NPR that will include the President's speech and analysis by Pentagon Correspondent, Tom Bowman; White House Correspondent, Scott Horsley; Congressional Reporter, Juana Summers, and Middle East Correspondent Deb Amos.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has named Jeff Chanay as his deputy chief attorney general.
Chanay previously led the office's civil litigation division. He joined the attorney general's staff when Schmidt took office in January 2011. He'd previously had a private law practice in Topeka for 24 years.
As chief deputy, Chanay will replace John Campbell, who'd been with Schmidt from the beginning of his tenure but who stepped down for health reasons recently.
This week, a 92-year-old Johnson County woman had her voter registration approved by the Kansas State Election Board.
A law that took effect last year says people who register for the first time in Kansas must provide proof of citizenship. Her voter registration was initially put on hold because she doesn't have any of the required documents.
As Stephen Koranda reports, this situation illustrates a political divide over the law. Some people say it's a hindrance, others say it secures elections and has protections built in for Kansans who don't have the documents.
Only one Kansan who registered using the federal voter form without proof of citizenship actually cast a ballot in the Aug. 5 primaries.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach said yesterday that of the 180 Kansans who used the federal registration form without providing documentation, only one of them voted - in Johnson County. Under the state's dual system, only their votes cast in the federal races would be counted.