Sherman Smith, CJOnline

Sherman Smith

CJOnline

Topeka, KS, United States

Contact Sherman

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • CJOnline
  • KMUW
  • The Palm Beach Post
  • New Bern Sun Journal
  • The Daily News
  • FayObserver.com
  • Galesburg.com
  • Observer-Dispatch
  • Kinston Free Press
  • Salina Journal
  • and more…

Past articles by Sherman:

Shawnee County health officer closes restaurants, bars, theaters

Order takes effect Thursday, bans dine-in seating but allows for carryout and delivery services; gatherings of 10 or more also prohibited → Read More

Kansas coronavirus update: Gov. Kelly closes schools, sending state workers home

16 Kansas residents, two out-of-state visitors have tested positive; 900K Kansas adults at risk of serious illness; House prayer asks God to help Senate → Read More

Kansas officials advise precaution as coronavirus spreads

Kansas’ top health official says the coronavirus inevitably will spread into the state and that he is comfortable with his agency’s ability to mitigate the outcome.Kansas Department of Health and Environment secretary Lee Norman said the agency has monitored the novel virus, also known as COVID-19, since December. Infections initially were diagnosed in Wuhan City, China, and now have been… → Read More

Pressure Mounts To Fix The Chronically Troubled Foster Care System In Kansas

TOPEKA, Kansas — Natalie Zarate entered state custody when she was 11 years old, removed from a physically abusive mother and placed in a group home for → Read More

Kansas made this sex trafficking survivor a criminal. She wants another chance.

Hope Joy Zeferjohn was missing from the Kansas Capitol on the day her family was posing for pictures with the governor. It was May 22, 2015, and then-Gov. → Read More

Kansas made this sex trafficking survivor a criminal. She wants another chance.

Hope Joy Zeferjohn was missing from the Kansas Capitol on the day her family was posing for pictures with the governor. It was May 22, 2015, and then-Gov. → Read More

Kansas made this sex trafficking survivor a criminal. She wants another chance.

Hope Joy Zeferjohn was missing from the Kansas Capitol on the day her family was posing for pictures with the governor. It was May 22, 2015, and then-Gov. → Read More

Kansas made this sex trafficking survivor a criminal. She wants another chance.

Hope Joy Zeferjohn was missing from the Kansas Capitol on the day her family was posing for pictures with the governor. It was May 22, 2015, and then-Gov. → Read More

Kansas made this sex trafficking survivor a criminal. She wants another chance.

Hope Joy Zeferjohn was missing from the Kansas Capitol on the day her family was posing for pictures with the governor. It was May 22, 2015, and then-Gov. → Read More

Kansas made this sex trafficking survivor a criminal. She wants another chance.

Hope Joy Zeferjohn was missing from the Kansas Capitol on the day her family was posing for pictures with the governor. It was May 22, 2015, and then-Gov. → Read More

Kansas made this sex trafficking survivor a criminal. She wants another chance.

Hope Joy Zeferjohn was missing from the Kansas Capitol on the day her family was posing for pictures with the governor. It was May 22, 2015, and then-Gov. → Read More

City preparing to deploy new meters with smartphone application

The city is bringing sweeping changes to parking options in downtown Topeka, including the launch of a smartphone application, removal of seldom-used → Read More

Democrat Barry Grissom enters U.S. Senate race

Former U.S. attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom on Monday launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate and the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.Grissom, a Democrat, hopes to take advantage of a crowded and divisive GOP primary and capitalize on his work as the chief federal prosecutor for Kansas from 2010 to 2016.He led the prosecution of domestic terrorists who plotted attacks at… → Read More

'You want it bad, you get it bad': Republican rift clouds path for Medicaid expansion

A rift between Republican factions in the Kansas Legislature and pressure applied by Gov. Laura Kelly threaten a tenuous agreement to produce a Medicaid → Read More

Financial advisers embrace long-term outlook as markets nosedive on tariffs

Monday's stock market fallout from escalating trade tensions between the United States and China left Topeka financial adviser James Walden wondering what → Read More

Capitol Insider podcast: Kansas corrections secretary Roger Werholtz concerned with budget restrictions

Kansas Department of Corrections interim secretary Roger Werholtz says two employees of the El Dorado prison have crashed vehicles because they fell → Read More

Kansas Supreme Court presses for 'finish line' in school finance litigation

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Eric Rosen wanted to know if there will ever be an end to the decades-long fight between public schools and the Legislature → Read More

Gov. Laura Kelly's message to state employees: 'I believe in you'

Gov. Laura Kelly trumpeted her support for state workers and efforts to improve agency leadership during an appreciation event for government employees → Read More

Kansans hungry for lower food sales tax, uneasy with overall tax burden

Frustration billowed from lips of Great Bend resident Dorv Conell, a man impatient for Kansas lawmakers to deliver relief from an unconventional state → Read More

House Republicans drop effort to force Medicaid expansion vote this year

A contingent of House Republicans abandoned plans Saturday to force a vote on Medicaid expansion, choosing instead to adopt a revised state spending plan → Read More