Anna Wiernicki, KSN News Wichita

Anna Wiernicki

KSN News Wichita

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Past articles by Anna:

Artificial Intelligence tools becoming ‘unavoidable’, lawmakers say

The Artificial Intelligence revolution is upon us. Emerging technologies, like chatbots, have become almost unavoidable in recent months. But is Washington ready for this new wave of technological advancement? → Read More

US senators from both parties teaming up against Tiktok

China, through their technology, is stealing Americans data, and South Dakota republican John Thune says the Chinese-owned social media app won’t be the last similar threat to our national security. → Read More

Congressional negotiations prioritizing government, military funding

Lawmakers have a lot to get done before the end of the year. Congress still has to pass a funding bill to keep the government running, and a separate bill to fund the military. → Read More

Lawmakers work to give students more access to mental health resources

Wednesday, lawmakers heard directly from students who say the problem is only going to get worse unless Congress steps in to provide students with the support they need. → Read More

White House says fall of gas prices means that Democrats’ plan for reducing inflation is working

Lawmakers are split on what the recent fall of gas prices means for inflation. → Read More

After Reed release, families of other prisoners call on Biden administration to do the same for them

The surprise prisoner exchange that led to Trevor Reed’s release from Russia last week has brought hope to the families of other captives. Those families rallied outside the White House on Wednesday, calling on the Biden administration to do more to bring their loved ones home. → Read More

Marine returns home after prisoner swap between US, Russia

Marine veteran Trevor Reed, who was imprisoned in Russia since 2019, is now back home in Texas. → Read More

White House public tours resume after pandemic hiatus

White House public tours are officially back. On Friday, the Biden administration opened the grounds to the public for the first time in over a year. → Read More

Service members with Savannah ties among 3 awarded Medal of Honor

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – President Joe Biden presented the Medal of Honor Thursday to three U.S. soldiers who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. Two, with ties to the Savannah area, were recognized posthumously. “Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude today as we honor the unparalleled courage, the commitment to duty, and the indispensable, indisputable gallantry,” […] → Read More

‘This madness doesn’t seem to stop’: US Republicans criticize Biden administration on immigration

Some Republican congressmen criticized President Biden and his administration for not doing enough to address problems at the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

Republicans blame Biden administration for U.S. fuel price spike

Republicans are blaming the Biden administration for they’re labeling “Biden’s Energy Crisis,” but the administration says the pump is a result of a global fuel shortage. → Read More

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz blocks Biden State Department nominees over Russian gas pipeline

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz vowed to block dozens of President Biden's State Department nominees in the U.S. Senate over a Russian gas pipeline project that he said needs to be shut down. → Read More

Democrats criticize Supreme Court for using ‘shadow docket’ on Texas’ new abortion law

Democrats say the Supreme Court abused its “shadow docket” when it failed to stop the law from going into effect. Republicans, however, say the Supreme Court is just doing its job. → Read More

What comes next after FDA panel’s rejection of Pfizer’s third booster shot?

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel on Friday rejected Pfizer's request to administer a third COVID-19 booster shot to the general public. → Read More

Gulf of Mexico oil production still reeling from hurricanes Ida, Nicholas

Hurricane Ida temporarily knocked off 95% of the Gulf's oil production — Hurricane Nicholas only postponed operations even longer. → Read More

Republicans threaten to sue Biden administration over new COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Republican leaders are threatening to sue the Biden administration over President Joe Biden's executive orders on Thursday requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all federal workers, health care workers and teachers. → Read More

Texas House Democrats travel to Washington, D.C. to stop voting bills from passing

More than 50 Texas House Democrats are in the nation's capitol Tuesday in an extraordinary effort to block Republicans from enacting new voting restrictions. → Read More

Homeland Security Secretary answers questions on Biden administration’s plan for migrants at the border

Senate Republicans grilled Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Biden administration’s response to the sharp rise in migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

SC plant draws 17K complaints for ‘noxious’ odor

CATAWBA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina cardboard factory has found itself in the middle of a stinky situation as environmental regulators order it to lower emissions after receiving thousands of complaints relating to a “noxious,” rotten egg-like smell coming from the plant. The State reports that the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental […] → Read More

What to do about gun violence in America? U.S. Senate divided over right answers after recent shootings

The U.S. Senate scheduled a hearing on reducing gun violence last week after the Atlanta spa shootings that left eight people dead. Tuesday, Democrats stressed the urgency for Congress to act. → Read More