Johnson County pro-education groups encourage voters to retain Supreme Court justices

first_imgPro-education advocates held a press conference at the courthouse in Olathe Tuesday. Photo courtesy Stand Up Blue Valley.As the 2016 campaigns enter their final days, a group of pro-education Johnson County activists are urging voters to retain all of the state Supreme Court justices on this year’s ballot.The move comes as allies of Gov. Sam Brownback have stepped up efforts to oust four justices who have frequently ruled against initiatives favored my more conservative legislators, particularly on school finance issues.Representatives of Stand Up Blue Valley as well as Game On for Kansas Schools and Johnson County Educators gathered on the steps of the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe Tuesday for a press conference highlighting their position on the issue.“Extremist legislators and Governor Brownback have made it their mission over the last four years to defund our public schools,” said Erica Massman, one of the Stand Up Blue Valley founders. “Johnson County voters who love our schools have finally said enough is enough. But one of the most important ballot issues Nov. 8 is the retention of our Kansas Supreme Court justices. Our Kansas constitution provides for public schools to be funded by the state. The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld that responsibility. And extremists who still wish to defund our schools are trying to unseat justices so Brownback can appoint new ones.”Judith Deedy, the executive director of Game On, echoed those sentiments.“We have watched as Governor Brownback and his allies in the legislature complained bitterly about rulings to adequately fund education for nearly 500,000 children in Kansas public schools,” said Judith Deedy, Executive Director of Game On. “As parents, we are grateful to have one branch of government that can’t be bought or bullied and we will vote yes to retain our justices.”last_img read more

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Pottersville man gets 18 years imprisonment

first_img Share LocalNews Pottersville man gets 18 years imprisonment by: – July 19, 2013 Sharing is caring! Share 47 Views   4 commentscenter_img Share Tweet Shane Degallerie was found guilty of murder on 13th June.Shane Degallerie of Pottersville has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for murder.Degallerie, who was found guilty of murder on Thursday, 13th June, was sentenced on Friday, 19th July by Justice Bernie Brooks. The time he has spent on remand will be deducted from the 18 years sentence. He was remanded into custody after the guilty verdict last month.He was found guilty of murdering Justin Joseph of Fond Cole on Friday, 23rd April, 2010. The incident occurred at Evalette’s Bar/Shop in Pottersville.In the trial which took nearly three weeks, the state, through the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions called 12 witnesses to testify.Justin Joseph died on Friday, 23rd April, 2010The defendant, who gave an unsworn statement at the High Court on 12th June and therefore could not be cross-examined by the state, said he had a relationship with Joseph’s niece and that was caused some contention.On the day in question, he informed Joseph that he his niece were “irie now” and had resolved their issues.Joseph, however, was not pleased with the news and when Degallerie told him that he would be transporting her home from work later that day, Joseph attacked him with a knife.In trying to defend himself from Joseph’s attack with the knife, he received a wound to his stomach and that prompted him to take out his knife and “make a swipe” to prevent the attack.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Single Vehicle Rollover on Spur

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Emergency responders are on scene of a single vehicle rollover on the Spur Highway near Davidson Street. Male occupant is conscious and breathing and at this time there is no traffic disruption. There are no injuries and no medical transport. We will update this story as information becomes available. Take caution in the area as conditions are slick.last_img

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Busy weekend on the camogie front

first_imgPhoto -TippFM @DenisVaheyPhoto Throw in at the camogie grounds in the Ragg for that one is also 12 noon. The replay of the Intermediate county final between Cashel and Thurles Sarsfields takes place in The Ragg at noon today.A late equaliser by county star Karen Kennedy for the cathedral town side saw the sides finish at 1-8 a piece last weekend.There’s more action tomorrow when Knockavilla and Lorrha clash in the junior B club camogie championship final replay.last_img

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