Kansas

Kansas Jewish college student, 19, wins state House primary

But the party has disavowed Aaron Coleman, who has admitted to harassing girls online when he was in middle school.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
21/08/2020
Kansas City, Kansas
19-year-old leading the vote count in a local Kansas primary

“There is a certain pride to know that, if elected in November, I may be both the only Jewish representative and the youngest member of the Kansas House," says Aaron Coleman.

Man faces charges after disguising as elderly man to steal from casinos

The suspect, John Colletti, 55, was arrested on March 12, after casino employees in Kansas observed through a surveillance video a disguised individual wearing a prosthetic mask of an elderly man.

A mask is produced on Israel's first production line for N95 masks
Kansas newspaper publishes cartoon comparing wearing masks to Holocaust

The publisher, chairman of the county's Republican Party, apologized if he offended any Holocaust survivors or Jews.

Kansas university cancels Ivanka Trump speech amid protests

The announcement came after an associate professor at WSU, Jennifer Ray, circulated a letter asking the university to cancel Trump.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
09/06/2020
Trump trolled for congratulating wrong state on Super Bowl win

Former Missiouri Senator Claire McCaskill took a screenshot of the president's incorrect tweet and responded, "It’s Missouri you stone cold idiot."

State treasurer from Kansas visits IDF troops

Jake LaTurner, Kansas's state treasurer, recently visited the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) Yehuda Regional Brigade base near Jerusalem earlier this month.

Mike Pompeo
What do Jewish voters in Kansas think of Mike Pompeo?

Pompeo is known for having strong pro-Israel positions. Last month, he declared that the settlements are not illegal under international law.

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo listens during a news conference in Reykjavik
Mike Pompeo opens personal Twitter account amid rumors of Senate bid

"Husband, father, Kansan and proud American," the secretary of State wrote in his bio.

Kansas City looks for another way to honor Dr. King after renaming street

“I’ve been black and living in this city for a long time, and there are lots of things I find more troubling than this,” Lucas said.

By ALLISON KITE , STEVE VOCKRODT/THE KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS
07/11/2019
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