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What Happened to Sin

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.13.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

People around the world are suffering more now than at any time in my lifetime, and probably much longer. But the peoples of the world, including we who live in and love the United States, have become increasingly permissive and secular.

John Celock

Pro-LGBT Measure Passes In Westboro Baptist's Hometown

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

The city council of Topeka, Kan., home to the Westboro Baptist Church, on Tuesday night passed a measure to promote ways to end LGBT discrimination in...

John Celock

LGBT Discrimination Ban Proposed In Hometown Of Westboro Baptist Church

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

A city councilman in the hometown of the virulently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church wants to promote LGBT tolerance. Topeka City Councilman Chad M...

Evangelist Lawmaker Denies Prostitution Involvement

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

A Kansas Republican state legislator is denying involvement in a pair of prostitution-related arrests 16 years ago, after the case resurfaced during a...

WATCH: Kansas LGBT Community And Allies Rally Against Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents and allies in Topeka, Kansas, recently took to the streets to protest against the W...

Two Topeka Police Officers Slain By Gunman, Gun Control Policy Must Be Discussed

Mike Watson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Mike Watson

The recent spats of gun violence bring up interesting questions about the habits of our society. Do we possess technology that allows a gun to only fire if activated by the DNA or fingerprints of an owner?

Reporter's Tweeted Photo Derails Drug Murder Trial, Mistrial Declared

AP | Posted 04.11.2012 | Crime

TOPEKA, Kan. -- A Kansas judge declared a mistrial in a murder trial Wednesday after a newspaper reporter tweeted a photo that included the grainy pro...

District Considers Fed's Suggestion For LGBT Anti-Discrimination Policy

Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

A Kansas school district is considering adding sexual orientation and gender identity to its anti-discrimination policy. The Topeka Unified School ...

Budget Concerns Prompt Topeka Lawmakers To Repeal Law Against Domestic Violence

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 12.11.2011 | Women

TOPEKA, Kan. — Over the past month, one by one, people suspected in domestic battery cases in northeast Kansas have been set free with no charge...

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...

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...

Google, Kansas: Topeka Mayor Renames City In Bid To Win Google Broadband

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Hoping to improve the city's chances of being the test site for Google's ultra-fast broadband experiment, the Mayor of Topeka, Kansas has issued a pro...

Westboro Demonstration Is All Wet

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Five members of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), a fringe religious organization based in Topeka, Kan., stood outside of Dickinson High School this...

Kansas, Colorado officials close Interstate 70

Grand Junction Free Press | GJ Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas transportation officials have closed Interstate 70 from Goodland to the Colorado border.Kansas Department of Transportati...

Kan. board still worries casino plans lack hotels

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas review board remained troubled Monday because plans for casinos in the Kansas City and Wichita areas don't include hotels in their first phases. But consultants warned that holding out for better proposals would be risky.

Several Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board members questioned whether casinos without hotels are true tourist destinations. A 2007 state law allowing the casinos contemplated "destination" projects and directed the board to pick projects to encourage tourism.

"I think that will be one of the central issues we'll have," board Chairman Matt All said during a break in a daylong hearing.

The board has a single proposal each for Kansas City and the Wichita area and plans to decide in December whether either can go forward. The Kansas Lottery will own the new gambling but contract with private developers to build and operate them.

Last year, the board had multiple proposals for each area and picked a developer for each, only to see them back away from their plans because of the economy. The lottery then reopened the application process.

Kansas, Colorado officials close Interstate 70 near Kan. border

Summit Daily News | Summit Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas transportation officials have closed Interstate 70 from Burlington to the Colorado border due to adverse weather. Kans...

Westboro Baptist Church Protests White House, Calls Obama 'Antichrist' (VIDEO)

Campus Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier today, the Westboro Baptist Church, a Topeka, Kansas-based notorious anti-gay hate group infamous for protesting the funerals of U.S. soldiers...