July 13, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Patrick Richardson

Doctor says there’s no legitimate medical reason to mask children

One Kansas City-area mom had to fight tooth and nail to get a mask exemption for her children, despite having…

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KDHE, county health officials won’t talk about COVID cycle threshold

Late last month the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention lowered the cycle threshold standard for COVID-19 tests to determine…

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Biden’s STEP Act will tax farmers, small business owners hardest

President Joe Biden, who is promoting an effective tax increase on many middle-class Americans to pay back the unions that…

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College of the Ozarks sues Biden admin over gender identity

Like a Missouri David facing the Federal Goliath, the small, Christian-oriented College of the Ozarks near Branson, Missouri, is challenging…

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Pratt chamber won’t answer questions about social justice survey

A “community survey” from the Pratt Chamber of Commerce raises a lot more questions than those in the survey. An…

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KC Monarchs, Royals require masks to watch games

The Kansas City Monarchs, a minor league baseball team, will be allowing spectators this season, opening up season ticket sales…

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Property taxes jump again but help is on the way

This year, many Kansas taxpayers will still see their property taxes go up, and in many cases, four to five…

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Bicknell on tax fight: ‘They’re just waiting on me to die’

Just over three years ago, former Pittsburg resident and pizza magnate O. Gene Bicknell filed suit against the state of…

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Testimony: Utilities could have avoided winter storm price hikes

When “Winter Storm Uri” hit in February, it plunged the nation into a deep freeze, causing rolling blackouts across the…

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Mayor Whipple dodges questions about Wichita mask mandate

In October, Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple said the city’s mask mandate should remain in effect until the 14-day rolling average…

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Eagle reporter fails objectivity test in story about earthquakes

The Wichita Eagle reporter tasked with taking an allegedly unbiased look at climate change has once again allowed her biases…

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Kansas job growth essentially flat since August 2020

Kansas unemployment remains high, with 57,000 fewer private-sector jobs in December compared to a year ago; January employment was down…

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Fellow Democrat blasts Kelly for unemployment issues

Editor’s note: Due to a reporter’s error, a previous version of this story said that Governor Laura Kelly in 2019…

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Pelosi’s HR 1 would force nonprofits to disclose donor lists

Nancy Pelosi’s HR 1 legislation doesn’t just impose changes on states that would make voter fraud easier to pull off. …

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AG Schmidt joins lawsuit to block ‘Mini-Green New Deal’

Kansas has joined a federal lawsuit seeking to block the implementation of a series of executive orders by the Biden…

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H.R. 1: ‘For the People’ Act is really for the politicians

Billed as the “For the People” act, recently passed H.R. 1 claims to protect election integrity and expand access to…

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Kansas ranks near the bottom of real personal income growth

A report last week from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows Kansas ranks near the bottom of states in real…

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WSJ: $1.9 trillion COVID bill pays Kansans more to stay home

The $1.9 trillion “Covid-relief package” currently wending its way through Congress, could see Kansans paid considerably more to stay home…

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OCPA claims free speech victory over ‘cancel culture’

In a victory not just for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs — but for First Amendment threats across the…

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Social media censorship legislation proposed in Kansas

A social media censorship bill, targeting companies like Facebook and Twitter that have been censoring and de-platforming conservative viewpoints, is…

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‘Energy Choice Act’ would prevent cities from banning natural gas

Concerned about movements in places like Berkeley, California, Seattle, and — ironically — Lawrence, to either ban natural gas in…

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Cecil O’Brate: the quiet, humble ‘Titan’ of southwest Kansas

In southwestern Kansas there is a man who came from humble beginnings, worked hard, and became wealthy.  He never forgot…

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Kansas has 4th-worst tax environment for retirees in the nation

According to Kiplinger’s, Kansas is the fourth-worst state in the nation for retirees, based on each state’s tax scheme. According…

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Half of state unemployment payouts may be overpayments or fraud

As Kansas grapples with record levels of unemployment claims and rampant fraud, economist Michael Austin, Director of the Kansas Policy…

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