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“I feel compelled to raise my voice in solidarity with the majority of Americans who are concerned with improving the seemingly worsening racial relations at this difficult time in our history, amid a historic pandemic,” Syed Jamal writes.
“Over the decades, I’ve noticed recurring themes. Not just over the fight for LGBTQ civil rights, but the civil rights of any group other than the straight white Christians who bolster their ruling claim to America by denigrating others,” C.J. Janovy writes.
“It is a shame to see peaceful protesting, something that brought this country civil rights and suffrage, be targeted and overcriminalized under the guise of ‘protection,’” Paris Raite writes.
These days, Wichita Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau wonders how much Black lives matter in the Kansas Legislature, C.J. Janovy writes.
KORA’s guiding precept is that it “shall be liberally construed to promote” the state’s policy that government records be reasonably available to the public. Unfortunately, in recently ruling on a KORA complaint filed by Kansas Reflector, Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office did the opposite, Max Kautsch writes.
C.J. Janovy, of Kansas Reflector, speaks with Lawrence life coach Jay Pryor about U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall’s push for an anti-trans sports bill.
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