'The frustration is deep': In Wyandotte County, Kansas, anger growing over political setbacks
A group of Wyandotte County voters is challenging the map in state district court and a trial was held earlier this month, at the Wyandotte County courthouse. - Adam Wineke/Dreamstime/TNS

First, Kansas lawmakers approved a congressional map that divides Wyandotte County for the first time in 40 years. Then, Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly signed a Republican-supported bill overturning much of a local ordinance to help undocumented immigrants. Finally, Kelly approved new state Board of Education district boundaries, drawn by Republicans, that also carve up the area. Wyandotte County — the fourth-most populous county in Kansas — has taken several political punches this year. Decisions from Topeka have angered local leaders and activists time and again. Area residents proudly boast of...