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Posted at 9:15 AM

Kansas Democratic Party leaders visited Southeast Kansas on Monday to say that a former staffer did not speak for them when he wrote about the "most craphole towns in Kansas."KDP chairwoman Joan Wagnon and executive director Jason Perkey visited leaders in Pittsburg, Columbus and Galena on Monday, roughly a week after The Morning Sun broke news that then-communications director Dakota Loomis had used his real name when posting on a Kansas athletics message board about the...

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 2:23 PM

The Kansas Democratic Party fired its communications director on Thursday after he commented on a message board about the “most craphole towns in Kansas.” In a story first reported by The Morning Sun on Tuesday, Loomis commented on...

Updated Oct 14, 2014 at 9:37 PM

A Kansas Democratic Party staffer has been suspended for a message board comment about “craphole small towns” while politicians on both sides have fumed. The Morning Sun first reported on Tuesday that Dakota Loomis, Kansas...

Posted Oct 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM

A comment on a message board about “craphole small towns” has caused a war of words between Democrats and Republicans. The message board can be found at kansas.scout.com, also called Phog.net. It is devoted to fans of the University...

Posted Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM

It's been a week of surprises in Kansas on the issue of same-sex marriage, but state leaders will continue to fight for the status quo. On Friday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt filed suit with the Kansas Supreme Court, asking for...

Posted Oct 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Things surrounding USD 247 Southeast are tense, and a spat with its critics on Monday morning primed today's vote on the district's future.Ahead of today's election to decide the school district's authority to raise the property tax levy...

Updated Oct 2, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Rep. Paul Davis visited Pittsburg on Wednesday and went right to work calling into question the record of Gov. Sam Brownback.The Minority Leader of the Kansas House of Representatives and the Democratic nominee for Governor, who is from...

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Five large posters provided the details of the "U.S. 400 Advanced Preliminary Engineerging Study."But the last paragraph found on the fifth poster was perhaps the most telling:

Posted Aug 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Orange cones and detours seem to multiply, but the state’s plans for road projects have already been divided.Late last week, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced which projects would get state funding for construction...

Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 10:18 PM

The Morning SunThere is no backup plan for Phil Ruffin, Jr. and John Berrey.The pair, representing the partnership of powerful names in the casino industry, intend to win a bid from the state of Kansas to bring a casino to Southeast...

Posted Aug 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Last year, kindergartners who arrived in August unable to recognize letters and make their sounds were reading by May.This isn’t an isolated success story for teachers such as Natalie O’Neal, who work with Multi-Tier System...

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