Call them e-cigarettes, vapes, e-juices or e-liquids. Just don’t call them tobacco. Early last Thursday, Missouri legislators overwhelmingly overrode the governor’s veto of a bill governing electronic cigarettes and the nicotine-infused mixtures they deliver. While the new law bans sales to minors, it also prevents e-cigarettes from being classified as “tobacco products.” “It was operating ...Continue Reading
Political action committees for medically related groups in Kansas tended to throw their money behind incumbent House members before this year’s primary — even if those members did not support all of the groups’ political initiatives. Fifteen medically related PACs raised about $253,000 and spent about $125,000 this year in the reporting period that ended ...Continue Reading
Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative. The series will air for seven consecutive nights beginning Sunday, September ...Continue Reading
This week, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and his Democratic opponent Paul Davis shared the stage for the first time in a debate at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. It was a lively, contentious exchange. But how many of the candidates claims were true? Working feverishly behind the scenes this week to check the facts: Prof. Bob ...Continue Reading
A bonus clip from James McNeill Whistler: A Case for Beauty.
The Broadmoor Bistro serves a gourmet dinner on Wednesday nights. Four courses, selected by diners from a small, carefully constructed menu of locally sourced dishes, can be purchased for only $30. Menu items like duck liver, heirloom tomato gazpacho, crawfish and sweet potato tempura would not be out of place at any fine dining restaurant ...Continue Reading