Evolution not issue in State BOE primaries

Unlike in some past elections, evolution doesn’t appear to be a big issue in Kansas State Board of Education races, at least not in the two races with primaries on Tuesday. In District 8, which includes much of Wichita, incumbent Walt Chappell and GOP challenger Kathy Busch both support the teaching of evolution. So do both Democratic candidates for District 6 in northeast and north-central Kansas. Jim McNiece, the only candidate in District 10, which includes west Wichita, also supports teaching evolution.