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Kansas

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Kansas ( (listen)) is a state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita. Kansas is a landlocked state bordered by Nebraska to the north; Missouri to the east; Oklahoma to the south; and Colorado to the west. Kansas is named after the Kansas River, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native Americans who lived along its banks. The tribe's name (natively kką:ze) is often said to mean "people of the (south) wind" although this was probably not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison.

The first Euro-American settlement in Kansas occurred in 1827 at Fort Leavenworth. The pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery debate. When it was officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854 with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists prevailed, and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state, hence the unofficial nickname "The Free State".

By 2015, Kansas was one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans. Kansas, which has an area of 82,278 square miles (213,100 square kilometers) is the 15th-largest state by area and is the 36th most-populous of the 50 states, with a population of 2,940,865 according to the 2020 census. Residents of Kansas are called Kansans. Mount Sunflower is Kansas's highest point at 4,039 feet (1,231 meters).

Articles

August 4, 2022

Kansas Voted to Protect Abortion Rights in State Constitution

Voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have put state abortion access at risk. Kansas outlaws abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy.

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July 18, 2022

Video Shows Fight Between AAU Ref and Basketball Coach Erupting Into Brawl After Questionable Foul Call

A wild brawl broke out during an AAU basketball game in Kansas City this weekend after a coach and referee exchanged punches following a questionable foul call.

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May 31, 2022

Surveillance Video Captures Moment Neighbor Saves 4-Year-Old From Drowning

The incident occurred this month at an apartment complex in Lawrence, Kansas. Footage shows the neighbor pulling the child from the pool and starting CPR.

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March 29, 2022

Applebee's Franchise Exec Fired, Employees Quit After Leaked Email Suggests Lowering Wages Over Rising Gas Prices

After an Applebee’s executive suggested that the company’s best response to increasing gas prices would be lowering wages, workers in Kansas resigned en masse.

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March 23, 2022

People React to Kansas City Chiefs Trading Tyreek Hill to Dolphins

After contract negotiations between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tyreek Hill came to a standstill, the star wide receiver has been traded to Miami.

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March 21, 2022

Wrongfully Convicted Kansas Man Sues County for $93 Million After 23 Years in Prison

Lamonte McIntyre and his mother—who herself is seeking $30 million—are accusing a detective of coercing her into having sex and then framing her son for murder.

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February 25, 2022

Plonk

On his first album as Huerco S. in six years, the Kansas musician trades his customary ambient textures for an hour’s worth of intricate, off-center head trips.

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February 25, 2022

Huerco S.: <em>Plonk</em>

On his first album as Huerco S. in six years, the Kansas musician trades his customary ambient textures for an hour’s worth of intricate, off-center head trips.

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February 3, 2022

A New Wave of Dark Ambient Artists Wants to Make You Uncomfortable

Revolving around the Kansas-based West Mineral Ltd. label, this group of producers is forging community via unsettling sounds of isolation.

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December 15, 2021

Tool Drummer Danny Carey Yelled Homophobic Slur During Airport Altercation: Report

Carey, 60, was arrested on Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri.

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December 13, 2021

Tool drummer Danny Carey arrested for alleged assault at Kansas City airport

He's since been released on bond The post Tool drummer Danny Carey arrested for alleged assault at Kansas City airport appeared first on NME.

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December 13, 2021

Tool Drummer Danny Carey Arrested for Misdemeanor Assault After Airport ‘Disturbance’

Carey was arrested after getting into an altercation at the Kansas City airport, Billboard can confirm.

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December 13, 2021

Tool Drummer Danny Carey Arrested After Altercation at Kansas City Airport

No charges have been filed yet and Carey is no longer in police custody

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December 13, 2021

Tool’s Danny Carey Arrested Following Airport “Disturbance”

The drummer was involved in an incident with another man at Kansas City International Airport on Sunday night

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November 17, 2021

Huerco S. Announces New Album Plonk, Shares New Song: Listen

“Plonk IV” leads the new album from the Kansas-based producer

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August 10, 2021

Watch Foo Fighters invite fan on stage in Kansas to play ‘Monkey Wrench’

“You’re not nervous, are you?” The post Watch Foo Fighters invite fan on stage in Kansas to play ‘Monkey Wrench’ appeared first on NME.

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August 6, 2021

Watch Foo Fighters Troll Westboro Baptist Church With Bee Gees Cover

Congregants of the hateful religious organization protested Foo Fighters’ concert in Kansas

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August 6, 2021

See Foo Fighters Troll Westboro Baptist Church With Bee Gees Classic Before Kansas Concert

"You shouldn’t be hating. You should be dancing," Dave Grohl says during latest salvo against hate group

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August 6, 2021

Watch Foo Fighters troll Westboro Baptist Church with disco alter-egos at Kansas show

"You shouldn't be hating, you know what you should be doing? You should be dancing!"  The post Watch Foo Fighters troll Westboro Baptist Church with disco alter-egos at Kansas show appeared first on NME.

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August 3, 2021

Garth Brooks Tells Fans to Wear Masks at Upcoming Kansas City Stadium Concert

Arrowhead Stadium will also host a vaccination clinic at the concert, with incentives to win seat upgrades for those who get inoculated

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July 28, 2021

Garth Brooks Concert in Kansas City Will Include Vaccine Clinic

Garth Brooks fans will have a chance to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the country music star performs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 7.

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July 20, 2021

Robby Steinhardt, violinist and vocalist of the band Kansas, has died aged 71

Steinhardt performed with Kansas, best known for 'Carry On Wayward Son', for a total of almost two decades The post Robby Steinhardt, violinist and vocalist of the band Kansas, has died aged 71 appeared first on NME.

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July 20, 2021

Kansas Rock Violinist Robby Steinhardt Dies at 71

Robert E. “Robby” Steinhardt, a violinist and vocalist with the progressive rock band Kansas, has died due to complications from pancreatitis. He was 71.

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July 19, 2021

Flashback: Kansas’ Robby Steinhardt Wows the Crowd With ‘Dust in the Wind’ Violin Solo

“‘Dust’ is a pleasure to play because the crowds get off on it so much,” the late musician said

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May 20, 2021

Rock Utility Player Warren Ham on His Years With Ringo Starr, Toto, and Cher

The veteran multi-instrumentalist also looks back on his stints with Donna Summer, Kansas, Olivia Newton-John, the Four Seasons, and Amy Grant

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April 27, 2021

Trey Songz Won’t Be Charged After Alleged Police Altercation at NFL Game

R&B artist Trey Songz will not face charges in an alleged altercation with police officers at the AFC championship game in Kansas City, prosecutors announced Tuesday (April 27).

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February 8, 2021

All of the Best Reactions to the 2021 Super Bowl

Check out the best reactions about everything that happened during Super Bowl LV, where the Kansas City Chief faced off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

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February 5, 2021

Here Are All the 2021 Super Bowl Ads Featuring Musicians

Super Bowl LV is just days away, with the Kansas City Chiefs set to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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February 4, 2021

Hear a 1998 Track from Cult-Favorite Nineties Act the Farewell Bend

Kansas City trio spawned from regional favorites Boys Life and Giants Chair skillfully blended muscle and melody on its just-reissued 1998 debut

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February 2, 2021

Post Malone Talks Chiefs Tattoo, Haunting on ‘Late Night’

Post Malone dialed in to Late Night With Seth Meyers on Monday night (Feb. 1) to talk about his Kansas City Chiefs tattoo and getting cursed by a haunted Dybbuk Box.

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Discs

Point Of Know Return Live & Beyond

May 28, 2021

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Portrait (He Knew) [Live 2019-20]

May 14, 2021

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The Wall (Live 2019-20)

April 23, 2021

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Point of Know Return (Live 2019-20)

March 26, 2021

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The Absence of Presence

July 17, 2020

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Wheels and Other Rarities

November 30, 2018

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Leftoverture Live & Beyond

November 3, 2017

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The Prelude Implicit (Deluxe Edition)

September 23, 2016

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The Prelude Implicit

September 23, 2016

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There's Know Place Like Home

October 13, 2009

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The Light

October 23, 2001

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Somewhere To Elsewhere

January 1, 2000

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Always Never The Same

January 1, 1998

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Freaks of Nature

May 29, 1995

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Live at the Whisky

January 1, 1993

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In The Spirit Of Things

January 1, 1988

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Power

January 1, 1986

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Drastic Measures

July 1, 1983

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Vinyl Confessions

June 1, 1982

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Audio-Visions

September 1, 1980

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Monolith

May 1, 1979

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Two For The Show (30th Anniversary Edition)

October 1, 1978

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Point Of Know Return (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1977

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Leftoverture (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1976

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Song For America (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1975

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Masque (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1975

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Kansas (Expanded Edition)

January 1, 1974

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