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Past articles by Dan:

Missouri bans almost all abortions after Roe v. Wade is overturned. Here's what you need to know

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to Roe v. Wade, a decision that allows Missouri to implement a "trigger ban" outlawing almost all abortions. Here's what you need to know about the new state of reproductive rights in Missouri. → Read More

Missouri Supreme Court won't let McCloskeys work with right-wing media group while on probation

As a condition of their probation, Mark and Patricia McCloskey are required to provide 100 hours of pro bono legal services to organizations that provide free legal services for poor or indigent Missouri residents. → Read More

Kansas redistricting map dilutes voices of minority voters, ACLU charges in newly filed lawsuit

The GOP-dominated Kansas House last week voted mostly along party lines to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of the map, which draws districts for the state’s four seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. → Read More

A small Kansas community college tried to get rid of its Black student-athletes, lawsuit charges

The president of Highland Community College compared a Black football player to Hitler, whom she praised as “a great leader.” → Read More

Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline led effort to promote fake Trump electors in 2020

The Amistad Project tried to deliver a fake slate of pro-Trump electors to the Michigan Legislature but was turned away by state troopers. → Read More

Kansas woman sues Democratic National Committee over robotexts and wins $60,000

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which was enacted in 1991, generally prohibits unsolicited, automated telemarketing calls. → Read More

An armored car company, busted for hauling legal weed money across Kansas, is now suing the feds

Empyreal Logistics says federal and state law enforcement agencies are targeting its armored cars “because it is very profitable for those law enforcement agencies to seize the cash proceeds that Empyreal is transporting and keep that money using civil forfeiture.” → Read More

8 Kansas residents have been charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. Here are their names

Kansans charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol include alleged members of the Proud Boys, a Topeka City Council candidate and others who've since expressed regret for their actions. → Read More

17 Missouri residents have been charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. Here are their names

Missourians charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol include an alleged member of the Proud Boys, a husband and wife, and a man who entered the Capitol dressed as George Washington. → Read More

Cerner, Kansas City’s largest private employer, will be acquired by Oracle in a $28 billion deal

Oracle said it intends to “maintain and grow Cerner’s community presence, including in the Kansas City area” and use Oracle’s global footprint “to reach new geographies faster.” → Read More

Kansas City police officer Eric DeValkenaere found guilty in fatal shooting of a Black man

DeValkenaere is the first Kansas City law enforcement officer to be convicted for the fatal shooting of a Black man. Following the conviction, the department suspended DeValkenaere without pay. → Read More

McCloskeys say they were defending themselves when they waved guns at St. Louis protesters

In a 38-page response to a complaint filed requesting that the Missouri Supreme Court suspend their law licenses, Mark and Patricia McCloskey say violent riots and protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis justified their actions. → Read More

Trial of the first Kansas City police officer ever charged in a fatal shooting gets underway today

DeValkenaere’s indictment by a Jackson County grand jury in June 2020 came amid heightened scrutiny of police practices across the United States following the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. → Read More

Lawsuit Challenging Johnson County School Mask Mandate Is Dropped Even As Others Continue

A lawyer for the plaintiffs said he dismissed the suit because the middle-school plaintiff was at risk of "vitriol, rumors, and innuendo from bad actors." → Read More

St. Louis Couple Who Waved Guns At BLM Protesters Face Suspension Of Their Law Licenses

Mark and Patricia McCloskey made national headlines in June 2020 when they confronted a group of mostly Black protesters who entered their gated community en route to demonstrate in front of the nearby home of a former St. Louis mayor. → Read More

KU Health System Is Third Local Hospital Network Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations For All Workers

The vaccine requirement applies to all employees, affiliated staff and contractors, students and volunteers. → Read More

Nearly 1,000 Missouri Nurses Could Get Compensation In Lawsuit Over Unpaid Time

The nurses work at 21 Missouri jails and prisons spread throughout the state, including facilities in Kansas City, St. Louis, Jefferson City, Cameron and Fulton. → Read More

Overland Park Doctor Accused In $26 Million Telemedicine Abuse Scheme

Medical records show Dr. Scott Taggart Roethle has been sanctioned in at least 10 states for prescribing medications via telemedicine to patients with whom he did not have a physician-patient relationship. → Read More

Justice Department Says Missouri New 2nd Amendment Law Is ‘Legally Invalid’

Republican lawmakers who championed the law claimed they were concerned the Biden administration would tighten gun restrictions. → Read More

A 'Flood of People' Seek Help As Drug Overdose Deaths Spike In Kansas And Missouri

Long seen as a crisis afflicting rural communities, the opioid epidemic in recent years has surged in Black communities. → Read More