Bicyclist killed in Allegan County hit-and-run collision
ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI -- A bicyclist from Kansas was killed in a hit-and-run crash Friday, Aug. 12. Allegan County sheriff’s deputies said the driver was later located. Police said that a car was going east on 102nd Avenue and the bicyclist, identified as Paul Laski from Shawnee, Kansas, was going west. Police think the car crossed the center line and struck the bicyclist head-on, near the road shoulder of the westbound lane. After the crash, deputies located a damaged vehicle and identified a person they believe was the driver.mlive.com
Kansas to recount abortion vote, despite large margin
Kansas’ elections director says the state will go along with a request for a hand recount of votes from every county after last week’s decisive statewide vote affirming abortion rights, even though there was a 165,000-vote difference and a recount won’t change the result.
Kansas to recount abortion vote by hand, despite big margin
Kansas’ elections director says the state will go along with a request for a hand recount of votes from every county after last week’s decisive statewide vote affirming abortion rights, even though there was a 165,000-vote difference and a recount won’t change the result. Melissa Leavitt, of Colby in far western Kansas, requested the recount and declined to comment to reporters Friday evening, citing work obligations. Baseless election conspiracies have circulated widely in the U.S., particularly among supporters of former President Donald Trump, who has repeated false claims that he lost the 2020 election through fraud.news.yahoo.com
Some South Carolina Republicans pause at abortion ban brink
For the past three decades, South Carolina lawmakers have chipped away at abortion access, requiring ultrasounds, parental consent and 24-hour waiting periods, and banning the procedure early in the pregnancy: first after 20 weeks, then after six. Politicians, mostly Republican, are noting what happened this month in Kansas, where nearly 60% of voters rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed the state's conservative Legislature to ban abortion. Republican Donald Trump received 56% of the 2020 presidential vote in Kansas. Trump won 55% in South Carolina.news.yahoo.com
Kansas voters protect abortion rights
It was a major victory for abortion rights advocates following weeks in which many states in the South and Midwest largely banned abortion. Voters rejected a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution that would have added language stating that it does not grant the right to abortion. The 2019 Kansas Supreme Court decision protecting abortion rights blocked a law that banned the most common second-trimester procedure, and another law imposing special health regulations on abortion providers also is on hold. Meanwhile, Vermont will decide in November whether to add an abortion rights provision to its constitution. Abortion providers and abortion rights groups were key donors to the “no” side, while Catholic dioceses heavily funded the “yes” campaign.mlive.com
Conspiracy-promoting sheriffs claim vast election authority
The sheriff in Kansas' most populous county says he took it for granted that local elections ran smoothly — until former President Donald Trump lost there in 2020. Now he's assigned detectives to investigate what he claims is election fraud, even though there has been no evidence of any widespread fraud or manipulation of voting machines in 2020. Calvin Hayden in Johnson County, which covers suburban Kansas City, isn't the only sheriff in the U.S. to try to carve out a bigger role for their office in investigating elections.news.yahoo.com
Patterns emerge among mass shooting suspects
In the wake of another mass shooting, similarities between the Highland Park suspected gunman and other recent shooting suspects are emerging. Catherine Herridge talks with a former FBI and ATF investigator about the online warning signs that were missed.news.yahoo.com
Republican lawmakers bar journalists from statehouse floors
Utah's state Senate passed rules this week limiting where the press can go to report in statehouses, marking the latest move by Republican state lawmakers nationwide who are peeling back access to chambers after the pandemic provided new accessibility.