The CIA pulls officers out of China, Australia is criticised for its "abhorrent" treatment of asylum seekers, George R. R. Martin gets cryptic about a Game of Thrones movie, and more.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach sees election criminals lurking behind every polling booth. Now the state legislature is about to give him the prosecutorial power to do something about it.
They just made it impossible for welfare recipients to withdraw more than $25 a day from their accounts at ATMs, a new rule that might violate federal law.
Between shaming poor people, restricting abortions and legalizing discrimination, Gov. Sam Brownback's "experiment" has made his state the most conservative in the union.
Swag Toof are two rapper dudes, one from Kansas and one from Las Vegas, who've come to NYC to get real weird. This means selling an EP for $100, which comes with a letter signed in blood.
We talked to one of Fred Phelps's granddaughters about why she quit the gay-hating Kansas church to join the rainbow-painted "Planting Peace" community that sits directly opposite WBC headquarters.
The Republican-controlled state House of Representatives will take up a bill that would put teachers in jail for showing kids "harmful material" in class.
These workers travel the country, sightseeing and staying overnight in RV parks while laboring in low-wage temp jobs—and at least some of them love the lifestyle.
Voter choices today will directly impact the quality of air we breathe, how much we pay in taxes, and whether the country's broken immigration system gets fixed before we start collecting Social Security.
Greg Orman is running for Senate in Kansas as an Independent. If he unseats Republican incumbent Pat Roberts, he could determine which party controls the Senate after 2014.
This week: A woman set fire to her apartment because there was a spider in it and a Cracker Barrel fired a guy for giving a free muffin to a homeless man.
Peter Funch's new series, Last Flight, is an investigative portrait of life in Atchison, Kansas, at the moment of an explosion.
The "imperial wizard" of the KKK publicly condemned Klan member Frazier Glenn Cross, who went on a shooting spree that killed three people outside of Jewish sites in suburban Kansas. Has the Klan changed its ways, or is it just becoming more insidious?
Lara Shipley is a Lawrence, Kansas–based photographer who follows a mythical glowing orb called the "spook light" through the back roads of rural southern Missouri with her collaborator, Antone Dolezal.
This week: A school that suspended a boy for wearing a purse versus a guy who shot at a woman for cutting in the drive-through line.
Barrett Emke, our photographer friend from the heart of the Midwest, has a new book coming out next year and by the looks of it, it's a beautiful and poetic dive into his artistic mind.
Non-profit group Citizens for Objective Public Education filed suit against the Kansas State Board of Education for their new science curriculum daring to have actual science in it. They claim that atheism is a religion and teaching it violates the separa…
Barrette Emke lives in Kansas and takes pictures, like you and me, only better. He showed us some new unreleased photographs that do a good job proving that photographs can present the ineffable.
The cruel souring of promise is something my team, the Kansas City Royals, knows all too well.