KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The former co-president of The League of Women Voters of Kansas says a state law requiring prospective voters to prove they are U.S. citizens devastated the organization's registration efforts. Margaret Ahrens of Topeka testified Wednesday in the second day of a lawsuit over whether Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has the authority to implement the law's requirements. She said the League stopped taking voter registrations immediately after the law took effect in 2013 because it didn't want liability for handling voters' personal information, such as birth certificates and passports. Registrations resumed before the 2014 elections but Ahrens says workers have encountered thousands of people who couldn't vote because of the law's requirements. Kobach, who heavily promoted the law, has said it's prevented thousands of noncitizens from voting. … [Read more...] about Trial in lawsuit over Kansas voting law enters second day
Second Day Broccoli and Butternut Squash with Farro1 1/2 cups vegetable stock3/4 cup farro (the quick cooking kind)Sea salt and pepper About 2 cups leftover roasted broccoliAbout 2 cups leftover roasted butternut squash1/4 head radicchio, leaves roughly torn1/4 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette (recipe follows)Small handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped1/4 cup almonds, chopped Put the vegetable stock, farro, and a pinch of sea salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. When it boils, cover and reduce the heat and cook until the farro has absorbed the liquid.Put the roasted broccoli and butternut squash in a bowl along with the radicchio and farro. Toss with some of the Balsamic Vinaigrette. Serve with chopped parsley and almonds on top.Makes 4 servings.Balsamic Vinaigrette: Put 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon chopped shallot, and a little sea salt and pepper in a jam jar. Give it a good shake, then let it rest for 10 minutes. Add 3/4 cup olive oil, shake again, and … [Read more...] about No more leftovers: Try a ‘second-day dinner’ instead
The state individual wrestling tournament in Atlantic City started its second day at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday morning with the second round of wrestlebacks. Here are the results from Saturday. Check back throughout the day as new results are posted.QUARTERFINALS106: Joey Olivieri (Hanover Park) d. Justin Bierdumpfel (Don Bosco), 6-1; Nicholas Nardone (Delbarton) d. Quinn Melofchik (Belvidere), 3-2; CJ Composto (Westfield) d. Brett Ungar (Hunterdon Central), 3-1, tiebreaker; Dean Peterson (St. John Vianney) d. Nick Babin (Emerson/Park Ridge), 2-1.Semfinal pairings: Oliveri vs. Nardone; Composto vs. Peterson.113: Anthony Clark (Delbarton) d. Brandon LaRue (High Point), 5-0; Kyle Kaiser (Paramus) d. McKenzie Bell (Kingsway), 5-0; Dante Mininno (Gateway/Woodbury) d. Cullen Day (Phillipsburg), 10-5; Samuel Alvarez (St. Joseph-Montvale) d. Eddie Ventresca (Pope John XXIII), 4-3, ultimate tiebreaker.Semifinal pairings: Clark vs. Kaiser; Mininno vs. Alvarez120: Joe Manchio (Seneca) d. … [Read more...] about Results from second day of state individual wrestling tournament in A.C.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Jury selection continues for the second day in the federal trial of a woman whose husband killed 49 people at a gay Florida nightclub. Noor Salman is charged with aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen. She's pleaded not guilty. Potential jurors are being asked how much they know about the Pulse nightclub attack, and for their feelings on terrorism, guns and the recent Parkland mass shooting. Choosing a jury won't be easy — most potential jurors in the Orlando area are probably familiar with the case given its extensive coverage in the news media. At the time of the attack, it was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. It was surpassed last October by the fatal shooting of 58 people in Las Vegas. Mateen was killed hours after the attack. … [Read more...] about Jury selection in nightclub shooting trial enters second day
Noor Salman's trial will enter its second day this morning, with a judge and attorneys questioning potential jurors who may decide whether Salman helped her husband, Omar Mateen, plan the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub.The trial resumes at 9 a.m. in downtown Orlando.U.S. District Judge Paul Byron spoke with 10 jurors Thursday and kept six of them in the jury pool. He said he expects to pick up the pace Friday and interview another 14.Read more: 10 jurors questioned on first day of trial for Pulse gunman's widow »Jurors in Orlando’s federal courthouse will be asked how much they know about the attack on Pulse, which left 49 people dead and dozens of others injured on June 12, 2016. They will also be asked their thoughts and feelings on terrorism, guns and last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, among other topics.Salman is charged with obstruction of justice and with aiding and abetting Mateen in his supporting a foreign terror … [Read more...] about Noor Salman trial enters second day of jury selection