Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. (left), seen here at a hearing in Johnson County court in Olathe, Kan., last December, is a self-described white supremacist who killed three people in two attacks last spring.
Elizabeth Shirley's lawsuit, which resulted in a settlement for $132,000, could send a message to gun dealers across the country. But for now, the precedent will only have weight in Kansas.
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Several states are considering measures restricting how welfare benefits can be used. In Kansas, a bill on the governor's desk will bar recipients from spending their benefits on movies, swimming or casinos, or from withdrawing more than $25 per day from ATMs.
Corrections officer Sgt. Charles Galaviz secures an inmate for transfer with handcuffs and shackles Jan. 24 at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center, in Lexington, Okla. Overtime is mandatory for correctional officers in the state's prisons, which have a manpower shortage of about 33 percent and the highest inmate homicide rate in the country.
Gov. Sam Brownback delivers his State of the State address at the Kansas statehouse in Topeka last month. Brownback has announced cuts in education to plug the state's budget woes.
Kansas can't deny same-sex couples' requests for a marriage license, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Kerry Wilks (right), one of four women represented by the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit against the ban, spoke with reporters after a hearing Friday.