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Speechless in Topeka

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

The normally talkative woman was speechless after the last Kansas legislative session. The typically productive writer, deflated by the antics that occurred in her hometown of Topeka, was stuck about how to characterize the dismal politics of her adopted state.

What City in Kansas Is Getting LGBT in a Major Way?

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

What city in Kansas has passed three LGBT inclusive ordinances in the last 8 months, put on a nationally recognized TDOR event, has a church that declared support for marriage equality, is getting ready to have a Pride Prom, and is planning a Pride Parade & Picnic for September?

Friday Talking Points - Seven More Amendments

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There were two political stampedes this week, both towards and then back away from the same man: rancher Cliven Bundy. So, at least for the spectators, it was an amusing week in politics.

Now Let Us Praise Fred Phelps: How He Helped Topeka, Kansas

Harriet Lerner | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Harriet Lerner

From the start, Fred had near-zero support for his particular brand of homophobia. He hated "fags" and "fag-lovers" and Kansans hated Fred. No one asks why we hated Fred. It's obvious. But I've always felt uneasy with the simplicity of our hatred.

Snow Storm Wallops The Midwest: Here's What It Looks Like In Your Town

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.23.2013 | Green

Heavy snows swept across the Midwest on Thursday, closing schools and grounding flights in multiple states. Some parts of Kansas reported more than 14...

Colo. Man Sues Former Hostages

Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver

A Colorado man who is serving a nearly 11-year sentence for kidnapping a newlywed Kansas couple, stealing a vehicle and fleeing from authorities in 20...

My Female Colleagues Told Me Not To Talk About The Abuse. I Did It Anyway

Michele Weldon | Posted 12.25.2011 | Women
Michele Weldon

She told me I would never escape the label of a battered woman. We hung up that afternoon and never spoke again.

PHOTOS: America's Most Affordable Housing Markets

The Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Does a housing market with average prices below $70,000 sound too good to be true? In the midst of the housing crisis, a handful of regions have seen ...

'God Hates Fags': Q&A with Pastor Fred Phelps

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Pastor Fred Phelps led the congregation that gained notoriety in recent years for picketing the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke with me about hell, homosexuality, and the Supreme Court.

Topeka Google April Fools' Prank: Google Changes Its Name To Topeka

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

For April Fools' 2010, Google has gone Topeka. Google replaced the multi-colored 'Google' logo on its homepage with the word 'Topeka,' a reference to...

Why Does Google Say Topeka? Google Changes Its Name For April Fools' (PICTURE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Are you wondering: Why does Google say Topeka? We've got answers: the name change from Google to Topeka is an April Fools' prank. Google replaced t...