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Near the end of the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, author and Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson encounters a woman he had often noticed sitting in the courtroom.

December 10, 2020

Petition of the Week: April 12th-April 16th

Ronnie Loggins has liposarcoma cancer. The tumor, located on his inner thigh, likely has grown beyond what is operable. Radiation treatments were unsuccessful…

April 12, 2021

Petition of the Week: April 5th-April 9th

Ronald Pursley, 63, is not only a heart attack survivor, but he has serious, lingering cardiovascular issues including congestive heart failure and hypertension.

April 9, 2021

Petition of the Week: March 1st-March 5th

Sherman Wright, 56, has been incarcerated at the Lansing Correctional Facility since age 23 for robbery and burglary charges. He moves more slowly and painfully now.

March 1, 2021

Petition of the Week: February 14th-19th

Officials at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility initially explained away Christopher McIntyre’s extreme pain in his side and back in late 2020 as a muscle sprain. The dismissals continued even as he dropped a shocking 50 pounds.

February 19, 2021

Gov’s Commission a good start; let’s be sure to finish

In early December 2020, Governor Kelly’s Commission on Racial Equity and Justice released its initial report on “Policing and Law Enforcement in Kansas.” The report contained some solid recommendations aimed at improving law enforcement interactions with the communities they are sworn to protect.

January 15, 2021