May 28, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Patrick Richardson

Johnson County avoiding questions about Library retirement funds

Johnson County Chief Counsel Peg Trent is refusing to answer questions about the legality of using more than $6 million…

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Most Kansas cities lost population over the last three years

Most of the largest cities in Kansas have lost population over the last three years. According to data from the…

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Kobach sues federal government over new Title IX rules

Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach is suing the federal government over changes to Title IX requirements that are supposed to…

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USD 434 Santa Fe Trail seems in violation of building needs assessments law

Unified School District 434 Santa Fe Trail appears to be in violation of state law K.S.A. 72-1163, which requires local…

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USD 233 Olathe surrenders records after nearly a month of obfuscations and denials

After weeks of back and forth reminiscent of a Franz Kafka novel, USS 233 Olathe finally sent the records they…

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Kansas House fails to override veto of youth “gender-affirming care”

A bill that would have banned so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors in the state is dead, at least for this…

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Olathe school district dodging questions about legal fees

The Olathe Unified School District administration and board of education are either refusing to answer questions about legal fees defending…

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Prairie Village resident sues over council appointment procedures

A Prairie Village man is suing over the appointment to a vacancy in the Prairie Village City Council. In his…

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Judge orders Olathe school board to pay $259k legal fees for plaintiff in 1st Amendment case

Federal District Court Judge Holly Teeter on April 4 ordered the Olathe school board to pay Jennifer Gilmore’s attorney, Linus Baker,…

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes bill to ban ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors

A new law that would have banned so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors has been vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly. Senate…

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Kansas Blueprint for Literacy requires ‘science of reading’ in comprehensive education reform

Using the science of reading to teach literacy will soon be required in Kansas schools — and to train new…

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‘United Kansas’ pushes fusion voting scheme in Sunflower State

A new political party, “United Kansas,” wants to institute fusion voting, which allows a candidate to be listed twice on…

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Wolf Springs, Blue Valley refuse to answer questions about alleged ‘murder list’

More than a year after an alleged “incident” involving an alleged “murder list” at Wolf Springs Elementary School, questions remain…

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Kansas Justice Institute wins civil asset forfeiture case

A Geary County woman will soon have her vehicle back after a state court dismissed the civil asset forfeiture case…

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Johnson County Commission Chairman allows anti-Christian rant that violates county policy

Johnson County Commission Chair Mike Kelly has taken steps to stifle citizens who are concerned with or critical of county…

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SB 428 reinforces school board members’ ability to conduct needs assessments

Senate Bill 428 (SB 428), currently in front of the Kansas Senate Committee on Education, would force district administrations to…

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Senate Bill 509 would create a tax credit for private and home school families

A bill that would provide a tax credit to families whose children are in either private school or are homeschooled…

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Study: Medicaid expansion puts hospitals at higher risk of closure

It has become a mantra with Kansas Democrat Governor Laura Kelly: any hospital closure is blamed on not expanding Medicaid. …

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Three years after scathing audit, questions remain about Angel Investor Tax Credit

More than three years after reporting deficiencies were found in the Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit program by the Kansas…

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Education establishment gearing up for new lawsuit over SPED funding

The State Supreme Court in 2019 determined that the Legislature met the Court’s definition of adequate funding of schools, including…

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Legal experts refute gender privacy claims by ACLU, KNEA on parental notification

The Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Kansas chapter of the National Education Association (KNEA)…

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The Cozy restaurant owner sues the City of Salina over mural restrictions

According to a release from Kansas Justice Institute, Steve Howard, the owner of iconic burger joint “The Cozy Inn”  filed…

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Senate bill would remove onerous license requirements on ‘sugaring’

If all goes well this legislative session Bryn Green, of Hays, will be able to earn a living without having…

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Some districts still refuse to notify parents of ‘social transitioning’ transgender students

Last week, Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach accused several large school districts in the state of violating parental notification requirements…

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