It turns out that my native state is not a complete embarrassment after all. In the primary elections for the state Board of Education, two pro-science candidates picked up seats to join a third, retained pro-science seat. From Ed Brayton’s Dispatches From the Culture Wars:
It’s pretty much settled now. We picked up two seats (Cauble and Shaver) and retained a third (Waugh). That is enough to shift the power back in favor of science and against ID, 6-4. An absolutely huge victory, especially given how much money and effort the DI, IDNet and others put into their candidates. Congratulations, Kansas, and welcome back to the reality-based community.
Sure, it’s only a primary election, and the actual election is yet to come in November, but this is a wonderful sign nonetheless. A native Kansan girl can hope, can’t she?