February 22, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Danedri Herbert

Kelly admin is pushing COVID-19 testing, vaccines in schools

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is urging school districts to plan for the upcoming school year by pledging…

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Parent abandons SMSD due to CRT indoctrination

Shawnee Mission parent Jeff Arant has decided to homeschool his soon-to-be kindergartner because he doesn’t want his son exposed to…

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Shawnee Mission asks Court to deny AG’s motion for stay in SB 40 case

Staying a judge’s ruling that upended Senate Bill 40 — an update to the Kansas Emergency Management Act–would harm school…

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AG’s office files notice to appeal SB 40 ruling, requests stay

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to press the pause button on a recent Johnson…

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Commissioner says JoCo work sessions should be more open

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners broadcast business meetings live, public comment is usually invited, and the meetings are in…

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Kansans face uncertainty as JoCo judge rules SB 40 ‘unenforceable’

Business owners, parents, and Kansas residents face uncertainty if counties or school boards issue new COVID-related mandates after a Johnson…

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JoCo Health tells schools to mask unvaccinated kids

Once again refusing to follow the science and CDC recommendations, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is telling…

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CRT debate intensifies as school officials argue no one teaches it

Debates about teaching critical race theory in Kansas schools boil across the state and the nation. However, officials at the…

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Wichita non-discrimination ordinance causes concern

A divided Wichita City Council preliminarily adopted a non-discrimination ordinance earlier this week. The council takes a final vote next…

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Kansas Justice Institute on Becerra First Amendment victory

The  U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra that it is unconstitutional for California…

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Gov. Kelly won’t discuss federal grants to take unaccompanied minors

Sen. Richard Hilderbrand, a Baxter Springs Republican, is finding it difficult to get information about Kansas being paid to resettle…

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Kelly talks sexual orientation, vaccines with Louisburg elementary kids

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly spoke via Zoom to Louisburg elementary students in March. Parents say the district didn’t provide advanced…

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KASB attorney discourages CRT ban in USD 312 Haven

The USD 312 Haven School Board could ban critical race theory (CRT) in its schools. But behind the scenes, the…

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CDC panel warns of ‘likely’ link between vaccines and myocarditis

The rate at which myocarditis or pericarditis occurs in young people post-COVID vaccination is higher than typically expected. Members of…

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Haven School Board Considers Proactive Approach to CRT

Debates about teaching critical race theory in public schools are erupting throughout the country and all across Kansas. One Kansas…

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State school board may sue the Legislature to protect its authority

The Kansas State Board of Education intends to put lawmakers on notice that its members wield constitutional authority. Calling themselves…

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Kansas legislative leaders let emergency declaration expire

Legislative leaders canceled a scheduled meeting of the Legislative Coordinating Council, which means the state’s COVID emergency declaration expires today. …

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Kelly seeks at least 76 more days of COVID emergency declaration

Gov. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, seeks to extend an emergency declaration through the end of August. However, members of…

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Attorney General Derek Schmidt to intervene in SB 40 case

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced yesterday that his office is intervening in an SB 40 case. The AG’s office…

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JoCo health officials require masks on kids in summer camp

COVID transmission outdoors is virtually zero, and emails reveal that public health officials believe masks are ineffective barriers to viruses.…

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Kansas joins other states in offering vaccine raffles at Speedway

Gov. Laura Kelly is partnering with the Kansas Speedway to provide incentives for COVID vaccination and testing this weekend. Kansans…

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Parent says SMSD retaliated against students with mask exemptions

Mistreatment of children with mask mandates surfaced in district court this week in a lawsuit prompted by the Shawnee Mission…

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LCC allows 15-day emergency extension, signals June 15 end

The emergency order is still in place, but Gov. Laura Kelly’s emergency declaration likely will end on June 15. The…

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Gov. Kelly wants another 30-day COVID emergency declaration

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly asked the Legislative Coordinating Council to extend the COVID emergency declaration for another 30 days. Kelly’s…

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