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Honoring the Women in my Life

March is Women's History Month and this week The Wichita Eagle reported that the lack of good jobs for professional women is crippling the Wichita economy. Women with the same job, same education and same work experience are being paid less than their male counterparts. I've included the whole story here, and I'd encourage you to read it.


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From the Wichita Eagle: Kansas Supreme Court rules school funding inadequate

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Thompson statement on Kansas Supreme Court's Gannon decision

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March 2, 2017

James Thompson statement on Gannon public schools decision

WICHITA, Kan. – James Thompson, U.S. Army veteran, civil rights attorney and Democratic nominee for the April 11 Congressional Special Election, released the following statement regarding today’s Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling on Kansas public education funding:


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From AP: Thompson says special election is a referendum on policies

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Thompson says special election is a referendum on policies

By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press

WICHITA - The nation's first congressional election to fill the seat left vacant by CIA Director Mike Pompeo in Kansas will be both a referendum on the policies of the state's Republican governor and those of President Donald Trump, Democratic candidate James Thompson said Monday.

His comments came during his first news conference of a congressional race that is playing out amid a backlash against the ultra-conservative agenda championed by Gov. Sam Brownback.

 

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From KFDI-FM: Democrat candidate holds first press conference

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Democrat candidate holds first press conference

James Thompson is running for 4th district seat

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From KWCH: Kansas loses 800 small farms, bigger operations unchanged

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Kansas loses 800 small farms, bigger operations unchanged

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A government report shows Kansas had fewer farms and ranches last year and fewer acres used for agriculture.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that the 59,600 farms counted in the state in 2016 was down 800 farms from the previous year. All of those losses came in operations that had less than $100,000 in agricultural sales.

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From KAKE: Town hall frustrated Senators did not show

Town hall frustrated Senators did not show

written by Gloria Van Rees

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Alford Branch Library in south Wichita was the backdrop for the Women's March town hall meeting Tuesday night. A standing-room only crowd filled the conference room to voice their concerns to Kansas Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts. Except they did not show up.

That fact did not go unnoticed. One woman, who did not give her name, read an email she sent to the Senators during the town hall. "I'm standing in a town hall you couldn't bother to show up to," she read.

 

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From KCUR-FM: Kansas Congressional Campaign Draws GOP Attention As Early Challenge To Trump Agenda

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The campaign to fill CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s Kansas congressional seat is underway.JamesThompson.JPG

The election on April 11 will be the first congressional contest to be decided since President Donald Trump took office. Republicans near and far are treating it as an early test of the new president’s agenda.

 

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UNFUNDED MANDATE: Immigration order could cost county millions as sheriff faces dilemma

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BY DANIEL SALAZAR
dsalazar@wichitaeagle.com

The Sedgwick County sheriff is facing a choice after a presidential executive order on immigration enforcement and “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

Sheriff Jeff Easter said his department could hold people in jail longer to give immigration officers more time to arrive but risk getting sued by people who would otherwise be released. Or the sheriff’s office could continue releasing those people without waiting for the feds, which could put millions of federal dollars at risk.

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From KWCH: James Thompson announces campaign for 4th Congressional District

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