March 4, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Patrick Richardson

K-State ducks questions about social justice contest with KNEA

K-State — Kansas State University — is refusing to answer questions about its apparent partnership with the Kansas National Education…

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Kelly admin prioritizes politics over public health, emails show

With little fanfare, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s administration forced out Dr. Lee Norman, who had been both the state public…

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KC Star falsely accuses Majority Leader Hawkins to protect Kelly admin

The Kansas City Star this week reaffirmed that it won’t let the truth get in the way of its support…

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KASB won’t say if they will leave National School Boards Association

Twenty-three states have now either pulled their membership to the National School Boards Association or are actively distancing themselves from…

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Missouri electric co-op to provide wired rural broadband

The just-passed Congressional ‘infrastructure’ bill allocates $65 billion for finding rural broadband solutions, but the Osage Valley Electric Cooperative in…

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Kelly decries federal vaccine mandate, stops short of backing lawsuit

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly came out against the federal vaccine mandate Friday morning, a day after Attorney General Derek Schmidt…

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AG Schmidt to challenge federal vaccine mandate

The Biden administration is about to promulgate its latest COVID-19 vaccine mandate, using the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to…

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KU ducks questions about CRT in education curriculum

As the furor over the teaching of controversial subjects such as critical race theory swings elections in other states, a…

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‘Build Back Better’ backfire would cost Kansans 47,000 jobs

President Joe Biden’s $5 trillion Build Back Better plan would have significant negative impacts on the Kansas economy, according to…

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Kansas schools duck questions about sex education standards

It has traditionally been a parent’s decision what — and when — their children are taught about sex.  New national…

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Politics get in the way of affordable rural broadband

Internet service providers say rural broadband is prohibitively expensive to install fiber or cable internet down the “last mile,” from…

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Olathe schools silent on whistleblower academic allegations

While the Olathe school district is pushing Critical Race Theory under the guise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a whistleblower…

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Biden $3.5 trillion boondoggle slaps methane tax on oil and gas producers

If the Biden administration and the progressive caucus have their way on what the Wall Street Journal calls the $3.5…

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Kansas can avoid potential $200 million tax hike on business

Citing information from the National Council on State Legislatures, the Tax Foundation says the Kansas unemployment trust fund is $196…

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Gardner School Board member deceives on remote learning

One Gardner-Edgerton Schoolboard member has made the claim on social media that the Kansas Legislature has made it impossible to…

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Kansas paid Medicaid providers over $17 million for dead people

An internal state audit of the Kansas Medicaid system, released in late July, revealed $1.3 in inappropriate payments to the…

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Petition asks legislature to halt skyrocketing electric rates

Kansas has some of the highest electric utility rates in the region, with residents paying — on average — 25%…

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Biden proposal would give the IRS access to your bank account

Tax law and federal budgets are inherently boring things, so it comes as no surprise that language is often slipped…

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Cherokee County Commissioners nix wind development

Surrounding counties have mostly allowed the introduction of wind farms, but the Cherokee County Commission took a stand Monday, unanimously…

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Leavenworth Dems get school board candidate fired, call state rep ‘Nazi’

A candidate for school board in Leavenworth and a sitting state representative have found themselves the target of “Cancel Culture.”…

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Supreme Court issues stay in SB 40 case

After intervention by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, the Kansas Supreme Court has issued a stay in the case involving…

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Oklahoma new educator symposium blasts cops, white women

As the Sentinel has been reporting for several weeks now, Critical Race Theory — disguised as “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,”…

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Labette County woman seeks to use initiative process to impose wind regs

In Reno County, a protest petition managed to stop the construction of an industrial wind generation facility, but a Labette…

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Reno County wind farm blocked, lawsuit under way

At least one potential wind project in Kansas has been stopped — at least for now. A petition circulated in…

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