Kansas proposal is sparking controversy among transgender community

WICHITA, Kan.  – A divisive issue is sparking controversy across the state. Kansas lawmakers are weighing in on a proposal to prevent transgender people from updating their birth certificates. Kansas would be one of only four states to not allow transgender people to change gender on birth certificate. Transgender activists warn that this will increase…


Sedgwick County deputies on DUI patrol Friday night

WICHITA – Drinking and driving is never okay but Friday night, it’s getting a little extra attention from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. Drivers can expect to see a few more deputies on the roads on the lookout for impaired drivers. Deputies are doing what’s called a saturation patrol all around Sedgwick County. Their goal is…


Dan Monnat for the Supreme Court?

Merrick Garland hasn’t exactly had resounding support as President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, but Wichita’s Dan Monnat has had a nice plug for the job. The attorney’s former law professor, retired Creighton University professor Richard Shugrue, wrote an article about the selection process for Omaha’s Daily Record, a legal and business news publication. In it,…


Video of alleged hate crime released

By KAKE TV WICHITA — Wichita police are releasing surveillance video of what two Wichita State students are calling a hate crime. The attack happened Saturday between 3:15 a.m. and 3:18 a.m. at the Kwik Shop at 21st and Oliver. The video shows two men filling up at the pumps when one of them is…


Teen sexting bill to be voted on Wednesday

KAKE TV – By Chris Frank WICHITA – Some Kansas lawmakers say the punishments for teen sexting are too severe and need to be changed. Rep. Ramon Gonzalez, a republican from Perry, says his bill is aimed towards rehabilitating middle and high school students caught sexting rather than punishing them with a felony and having…


Brownback orders funding to Planned Parenthood cut

Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered all state funds to Planned Parenthood be cut, but KSN Legal Expert Dan Monnat says, “Whether the Governor or the Kansas Department of Health & Environment can successfully defund Planned Parenthood is a question that will have to be fought out in the federal courts…”