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Kansas Rep. Raised $100,000 for His Campaign with a Web Comicnew

Sean Tevis, a 39-year-old information architect from Olathe, Kansas, raised $100,000 for his state-rep campaign with an internet comic.
Boston Phoenix  |  Jonathan Seitz  |  08-14-2008  |  Politics

For the Kidsnew

Since government agencies often ignore or dismiss disease clusters, parents and scientists are taking matters into their own hands.
Tucson Weekly  |  Renee Downing  |  05-17-2006  |  Science

The Dark Agesnew

In 2005, both Kansas and Missouri were hurled into an age in which superstition prevailed.
The Pitch  |  C.J. Janovy  |  01-04-2006  |  Commentary

The Truman Shownew

Philip Seymour Hoffman brings the author of In Cold Blood to life in Capote, having worked his way into the character from "the outside in."
Montreal Mirror  |  Matthew Hays  |  12-19-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Good Night, and Good Godnew

Some Kansas lawmakers have called for hearings to root out anti-Christian bias at the University of Kansas. Here's how such hearings might sound.
The Pitch  |  C.J. Janovy  |  12-13-2005  |  Comedy

Lethal Attractionnew

Growing up in Overland Park, Kan., Mac Lethal never lived the thug life -- but that doesn't mean he can't spit slugs.
The Pitch  |  Jason Harper  |  11-22-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

A Prosecutor Tough on Some Crimes Steps Into the Limelightnew

In his national television debut, Jackson County, Kansas, Prosecutor Mike Sanders doesn't look half-bad, but his decision to appear on Dr. Phil draws fire from his critics.
The Pitch  |  Kendrick Blackwood  |  11-16-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Adoption Fees Vary by Racenew

Many respected, licensed agencies openly charge significantly higher adoption fees for white infants than for children of any other race, making African-American babies available at a fraction of the fees charged for the adoption of white babies. Even the agencies know it's wrong.
Illinois Times  |  Dusty Rhodes  |  02-21-2005  |  Children & Families

Author Explains How Conservatives Got So Terribly Oppressednew

According to author and historian Thomas Frank, who spoke at Ohio University Jan. 13, over the last 20 years or so a faction of conservatives, aided by the media, has managed to strip economics out of politics, and replace it with cartoonish "cultural" issues.
The Athens NEWS  |  Jim Phillips  |  01-18-2005  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Anti-Evolutionary Teachings Reenter Schools in New Formnew

Creationists have changed their strategy in order to gain acceptance from the scientific community and to get their materials into public schools. Gone is talk of God and the Bible. Anti-evolutionary advocates instead speak of "intelligent design."
Reno News & Review  |  Deidre Pike  |  01-17-2005  |  Education

Test How Much Toxicity You Absorbed From Swift Boat Adsnew

Does John Kerry's expressed concern for those killed in combat reflect his humanity or a long-range plan to falsely aggrandize himself as a war hero? Take this quiz to see what impact commercials put out by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth have had on you.
The Pitch  |  Tony Ortega  |  09-07-2004  |  Comedy

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