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2018

Is your police department preposterously militarized? - Pitch, 11/28/18

ACLU of Florida announces new executive director - Florida Phoenix, 11/13/18

ACLU lawsuit over Dodge City polling places was never about buses - Kansas City Star, 11/9/18

Kris Kobach's political potential still strong after loss - Wichita Eagle, 11/6/18

ACLU Running Ads For First Time In Kansas Governor's Race - KCUR, 11/2/18

Judge: Dodge City poll site would bring more voter confusion - Associated Press, 11/1/18

'Trump before Trump': Is Kris Kobach a model for what may come in American politics? - ABC News, 10/30/18

Bush WH Official Who Wanted to Gerrymander ‘Crazy Libs’ Hired by County Accused of Suppressing Hispanic Vote - Law and Crime, 10/28/18

Latino-majority town in Kansas moves its lone polling site outside city limits, triggering ACLU suit - Associated Press, 10/27/18

In Kansas’ Dodge City, immigrants are being forced to travel out of town to vote - Think Progress, 10/20/18

Majority-Hispanic Dodge City Has ONE Polling Place — And Now It’s Harder To Access - Associated Press, 10/19/19

Kobach legacy on voter ID laws at issue in other Kansas race - Associated Press, 10/8/18

ACLU urging Wyandotte County to adopt municipal ID program - KSHB, 8/20/18

Dem. Gov.-candidate Laura Kelly under scrutiny for backing voter ID - Associated Press, 8/7/18

ACLU will stand against Kobach's attacks on our rights - Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/23/18

Security Concerns Stall Kris Kobach’s Controversial Voter Tracking Program in Kansas - KCUR, 6/20/18

Kris Kobach just got schooled. Have Kansas voters had enough of his stunts yet? - Kansas City Star, 6/19/18

Judge sides with ACLU in voter registration fight, orders Kobach to go to school - Topeka Capital-Journal, 6/18/18

ACLU Says Kobach Owes $52K In Legal Costs For Contempt In Kansas Voting Case - High Plains Public Radio, 5/9/18

Kansas House endorses prohibition on paying for Kris Kobach contempt filing - Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/28/18

Activist: ‘Hateful bill’ could impact Kansas economy - Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/26/18

Kobach falsely blames Kansas counties for his contempt finding - Hays Daily News, 4/23/18

Federal judge finds Kris Kobach in contempt of court in voting rights case - Kansas City Star, 4/18/18

'Talk is cheap': Kris Kobach found in contempt of court - Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/18/18

Topeka police utilize license plate readers - Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/15/18

Reaction or Riot? Kansas City, Fifty Years After The Slaying Of Martin Luther King Jr. - KCUR, 4/9/18

Engineer sues group that allegedly mistook Malaysian flag for ISIS - NBC News, 3/20/18

ACLU files suit on behalf of Wichita man falsely accused of holding terrorist gathering - KCUR, 3/19/18

This bill limited college anti-harassment policies.  Kansas senators just killed it - Wichita Eagle, 3/15/18

Kansas ACLU director speaks on importance of individual voting rights - Kansas State Collegian, 3/7/18

Adoption bills would let agencies refuse LGBT couples based on religious beliefs - Wichita Eagle, 2/18/18


Judge pauses Kansas law forcing contractors to stay out of Israel boycotts - Topeka Capital-Journal, 1/30/18

No more secret votes, ‘gut-and-go’ maneuvers in Kansas Legislature, Democrats propose - Kansas City Star, 1/23/18

Trump Renominates Anti-LGBT Pol for Religious Freedom Ambassador - Advocate, 1/8/18

2017

Kansas' see-no-evil approach to racial profiling isn't working - Kansas City Star, 12/18/17

Filing a complaint over police racial profiling in Kansas? Don’t expect much - Kansas City Star, 12/17/17

ACLU slams state’s ‘low’ felony diversion rates, including in Douglas County - Lawrence Journal-World, 12/10/17

Diversion Programs Are Cheaper and More Effective Than Incarceration. Prosecutors Should Embrace Them. - Speak Freely, 12/6/17


Sunflower Showdown: The ACLU's Micah Kubic is the anti-Kobach - Pitch, 11/20/17

Unsealed documents reveal a Trump adviser’s secret plans to undermine voting rights - ThinkProgress, 10/5/17

Unsealed documents show Kobach urged Trump to change federal voting law - Kansas City Star, 10/5/17

ACLU kicks off nationwide voting effort on Kris Kobach’s home turf - Kansas City Star, 10/1/17

 

Kansas drops plan to sue after Trump moves to end DACA - Kansas City Star, 9/5/17

Kansas can lead the way on criminal justice - Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/2/17

Kansas SOS Kobach urges deportation of ‘gang bangers’ shielded by DACA - Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/1/17

Sam Brownback Is an Appalling Choice for Religious Freedom Ambassador - Advocate, 8/3/17

The Limits of Lying and Cheating - The American Prospect, 6/29/17

With support skyrocketing, ACLU to open Wichita branch - Wichita Eagle, 6/6/17

Kansas Senate passes bill blocking contracts with Israel boycotters - Wichita Eagle, 6/3/17

KS Secretary of State Kris Kobach helps lead commission on election integrity - KSHB 41, 5/11/17

The ‘farcical’ stats Republicans use to claim millions voted illegally - ThinkProgress, 4/7/17

Immigration isn't an issue for local law enforcement - Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/29/17

Two weeks after Olathe shooting, lawmakers lukewarm on harsher hate crime penalties - Topeka Capital-Journal, 3/8/17

Low-level offenses get high-wattage treatment on Wyandotte County DA's social media - Pitch, 3/6/17

Kansas leading the nation in civil rights battles - Salina Journal, 3/4/17

The Kansas Model for Voter-Fraud Bluffing - Bloomberg, 1/31/17

Calif. bans state travel to Kansas over LGBT discrimination concerns - Wichita Eagle, 1/25/17

Civil liberties advocates, law enforcement clash over asset forfeiture bill - Lawrence Journal-World, 1/24/17

2016

Should Teachers Be Able to Wear Safety Pins as a Message of Solidarity in Class? - Education Week, 11/23/16

Shawnee Mission schools: Safety pin limit imposed after Confederate flag incident - Kansas City Star, 11/22/16

Kris Kobach brings plan for homeland security into meeting with Donald Trump - Kansas City Star, 11/21/16


Kris Kobach isn’t the next U.S. attorney general, but let’s not celebrate just yet - Pitch, 11/18/16

Meet the anti-immigrant zealot who told Donald Trump how to pay for that stupid wall - Salon, 10/27/16

Kansans Got Wrong Information At DMV Up Until Voter Registration Deadline - KCUR, 10/21/16

Kansas’ laws on seizing money and property too vague, audit says - Wichita Eagle, 8/27/16

Kansas weighs proposal to prevent transgender people from changing birth certificates - Wichita Eagle, 5/22/16

Gov. Sam Brownback withdraws Kansas from federal refugee resettlement program - Kansas City Star, 4/26/16

Kris Kobach defends prosecution of voter fraud cases in Kansas - Kansas City Star, 4/12/16

Kansas House committee approves controversial refugee resettlement bill - Kansas City Star, 3/3/16

Kansas communities could ban refugees for a year under a bill approved by a Kansas House committee - Associated Press, 3/3/16

 

Civil rights groups urge Kansas criminal justice reform measures - Lawrence Journal World, 2/29/16

 

Kansas coalition pushing for criminal justice reform - Topeka Capital Journal, 2/29/16

 

ACLU of Kansas challenges voter registration rule - KMUW, 2/18/16

 

Kansas lawmakers hear testimony about protecting religious freedom, restricting refugees - Wichita Eagle, 2/17/16

 

Thwarted by the courts, Kris Kobach finds yet another way to restrict voting - Talking Points Memo, 2/12/16

 

What you need to know about the new proof of citizenship requirement - KSNT, 2/5/16

 

US official requires citizenship proof in 3 states - Associated Press, 2/4/16

 

Federal agency makes voter registration harder - KMBC, 2/4/16

 

Allow voters to register on Election Day - Wichita Eagle, 1/25/16

 

Kansas Highway Patrol gauging climate on new trooper tattoos with public survey - WDAF-TV, 1/8/16

2015

Kansas black leaders discuss legislative agenda at first meeting - KSN-TV, 11/22/15

 

Brownback blasts Obamas' policy on Syrian refugees - Lawrence Journal World, 11/18/15

 

Brownback re-ups opposition to Syrian refugees after White House phone call - Wichita Eagle, 11/17/15

 

Kansas ACLU leader blasts Brownback order against refugees - Hutchinson News, 11/17/15

 

Brownback: "Prudent" to keep Syrians out - Topeka Capital Journal, 11/17/15

 

Committee shuns body camera mandate - Topeka Capital Journal, 11/4/15

 

ACLU fires off letter to Sedgwick County Commissioners - KSN, 11/3/15

 

Kansas ranks high among infant mortality in some demographics - Wichita Eagle, 10/5/15

Kris Kobach, his views spark intense reactions – from supporters, opponents - Kansas City Star, 9/28/15

Proposal would create ‘receiving center’ treatment option for mental health patients - Kansas Health Institute, 9/17/15 

 

Proposed voting regulation changes to draw opponents - Lawrence Journal World, 9/1/15

 

Judge shuts down Kris Kobach's attempt to disenfranchise voters in Kansas elections - ThinkProgress, 8/27/15

 

Topeka judge: Kris Kobach exceeded election authority - Wichita Eagle, 8/26/15

 

Federal judge tosses gay marriage ban - KCUR, 8/11/15

 

Governor Brownback defends call for Planned Parenthood investigation - KMUW, 7/25/15

 

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts says it will inspect Planned Parenthood; ACLU blasts "pure harassment" - Topeka Capital Journal,  7/23/15

 

Missouri could face legal challenge for shortfalls in public defender system - Kansas City Star, 7/19/15

 

Kansas gov. saves clergy from gay marriage woe - Courthouse News Service, 7/8/15

 

Kansas governor issues executive order in response to Supreme Court ruling - BJCOnline, 7/8/15

 

Gov. Sam Brownback: Kansas can't penalize religious groups opposed to marriage equality - The Advocate, 7/7/15

 

Kansas will protect religious groups from same-sex marriage - Metro Weekly, 7/8/15

 

Executive discrimination - Hays Daily News, 7/8/15

 

ACLU chief insists that Gov. Sam Brownback's executive order is meaningless - Kansas City Star, 7/8/15

 

Kansas guv signs religious freedom executive order - Washington Blade, 7/7/15

 

Kansas governor's order shields clergy on same-sex marriage - AP, 7/7/15

 

Gov. Sam Brownback issues order on religious liberty in wake of gay marriage decision as state agencies change stance - Topeka Capital Journal, 7/7/15

 

Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri and Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas issue different orders on same-sex marriage - Kansas City Star, 7/7/15

 

Kobach: No plans to change dual voter registration system -  AP, 6/29/15

 

Progressives rally at Kansas Capitol on final day of legislative session - Wichita Eagle, 6/26/15

 

'FREEDOM': Hundreds of LGBT rights supporters celebrate at Kansas Statehouse - Garden City Telegram, 6/26/15

 

Kansans react to same-sex marriage ruling - Lawrence Journal World, 6/26/15

 

ACLU of Kansas comes to defense of Kansas City, Kansas representative - KSHB 41, 6/25/15

 

New ACLU director visits Hays - Hays Daily News, 6/20/15

 

For the good of the state - Salina Journal, 5/27/15

 

Kansas ACLU opposes giving Kobach prosecutorial power - KSN-TV, 5/21/15

 

Kansas ponders new protections for campus religious groups - Lawrence Journal World, 4/12/15

 

Gay-Exclusion Law Advances in Kansas - Courthouse News Service, 4/3/15

 

House takes up campus religious discrimination bill - Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/15

 

American Civil Liberties Union criticizes Kansas bill on religious student groups - AP, 3/31/15

 

ACLU opposing Kansas bill to protect campus religious groups - Salina Post, 3/30/15

 

Kansas House panel debates measure on campus religious protections - Wichita Eagle, 3/30/15

 

Kansas bill would require schools to fund, recognize religious student groups that may discriminate - KSHB 41, 3/30/15

 

ACLU criticizes Kansas bill on religious student groups - AP, 3/30/15

 

Kansas House panel to hear "religious freeedom" bill for campus groups - Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/15

 

Kansas legislative agenda heavy with transparency bills - Wichita Eagle, 3/14/15

 

Senate spikes "all-comers" policy for college religious groups - Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/15

 

Controversial schools bill moves forward in Kansas - MSNBC, 2/26/15

 

Here's why sex ed teachers could go to jail in Kansas - MTV News, 2/26/15

 

Kansas bill could send teachers to jail for six months for teaching "harmful" materials - ThinkProgress, 2/25/15

 

Sex ed is hot topic in Kansas  - Courthouse News Service, 2/23/15

 

Kansas lawmaker wants to pay more to churchgoing, home-schooling foster parents - Courthouse News Service, 2/13/15

 

Kansas lawmaker wants to jail teachers of "harmful material" - Courthouse News Service, 2/9/15

 

Kansas bill would ban teachers from distributing offensive material - KMBC 9, 2/5/15

 

Kansas bill would criminalize teachers for providing certain material to students - KSHB 41, 2/5/15

 

Senate bill strikes teacher protection from prosecution - Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/15

 

Body camera proposal stirring some controversy - Hays Daily News, 2/2/15

 

Kansas bill would impose fine, help deter voter fraud - Salina Post, 1/31/15

 

Kobach seeks authority to prosecute election crimes - Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/15

 

Revenge porn would be banned under legislation introduced in Kansas  - Kansas City Star, 1/21/15

2014

ACLU chapters in Missouri and Kansas find new energy to deal with controversies - Kansas City Star, 12/13/14

 

Universal suffrage will benefit Hong Kong and mainland China - Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, 10/3/14

 

Questioning the end of racism - Kansas City Star, 6/30/14

2012

In One City, Signing Up for Internet Becomes Civic Cause - New York Times, 9/9/12

 

Northeast residents list top five goals for area - Northeast News, 7/11/12

 

LISC to host final Quality of Life Plannin Session in Northeast - Northeast News, 6/18/12

 

Mattie Rhodes Center hosts youth summit on June 9th - Kansas City Star, 6/9/12

 

Criminal Justice Department receives $30,000 through newly-created KC No Violence Alliance - University News, 6/6/12

 

LISC awards NE Chamber $40,000 grant for pilot CID - Northeast News, 6/6/12

 

LISC hosts Quality of Life Planning Session in Northeast Kansas City - Greater Kansas City LISC, 6/5/12

 

Kubic, Perucca are ready to listen, expedite the Paseo Gateway project - Northeast News, 1/4/12