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October 2016 Archives

How domestic violence is defined by Kansas law

No one wants to face allegations for domestic abuse, but many do in the state of Kansas. According to a report by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation posted on Access Kansas's web site, there were nearly 23,000 incidences of domestic violence in 2014 with half of those leading to arrests. Victims are typically white females between the ages of 20-29 with the average offender being white males of the same age. Most incidents occur between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday.

Marijuana charges in Kansas

Contrary to the message from westerly neighbors in Colorado, marijuana is illegal as ever in Kansas. Earlier this year the state legislature reduced punishment for first time possession charges, but Kansas remains one of the harshest states for marijuana penalties in the country. As popular culture and other states spread the message that possession of pot isn't a serious crime, it remains one here.