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Megachurch In Kansas, Light of the World Christian Center, Remembers Pastor Greg Varney’s ‘Commitment to God’ After his Passing

Members of Light of the World Christian Center, a megachurch in Topeka, Kansas, say they'll remember Pastor Greg Varney for his "unwavering commitment" to God after it was announced that he died on Monday. (more…)

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Microsoft to Harness Unused TV Channels to Help Get More of Rural America Online

Silicon Valley has dreamed up hot air balloons, drones and constellations of mini-satellites to connect the world to the internet. Now Microsoft is adding its own moonshot to solve the digital divide into that mix. (more…)

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Georgia, Kansas, Tennessee, & Iowa Allowing Concealed Guns at Public Facilities

Starting Saturday, concealed guns are allowed at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws took effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states. (more…)

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California Bans State Employee Travel to Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky Over Anti-LGBT Rights Laws

California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year. (more…)

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

California is Now Banning State Officials from Traveling to 8 States that Allow Adoption Agencies to Refuse Adoptions to Homosexuals

Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed controversial legislation into law that allows child welfare providers — including faith-based adoption agencies — to refuse adoptions to hopeful parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs.” (more…)

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Innocent Kansas Inmate Freed From Prison After Doppelganger is Found 17 Years Later

Richard Jones spent 17 years in prison for a crime he has always insisted he didn't commit. Then attorneys discovered he had a doppelganger: a man who looked nearly identical to him and had a similar name. (more…)

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Planned Parenthood Reopens Abortion Clinic in Waco, Texas

Planned Parenthood on Tuesday announced the reopening of its first abortion clinic in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down strict regulations that prompted more than half of the state’s abortion facilities to close. (more…)

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Archdiocese of Kansas City Parts Ways With Girl Scouts Because It Promotes ‘Troubling Trends’

The Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, is parting ways with Girl Scouts USA, saying the group is "no longer a compatible partner" in promoting the Catholic lifestyle. (more…)

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