February 26, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Patrick Richardson

AFT-Kansas distances itself from anti-semitic statement by affiliated union at KU

A recent story in the Sentinel exposing the rabid anti-semitism of the University of Kansas’ Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition has…

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EPC Group demands $11 million more taxpayer money for its project by Wichita baseball stadium

Wichita city leaders are considering a(nother) sweetheart deal that would transfer even more taxpayer money to EPC Real Estate Group…

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Health textbook with explicit sexual content pulled in Spring Hill

A “health” textbook describing everything from anal sex to “rational suicide” and presenting ideas such as the “gender spectrum” as…

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State audit: just spending more won’t improve achievement

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is touting recent slight increases in state assessments as proof that more spending results in improved…

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KU graduate teaching assistant union calls Israel ‘settler colonial project’

As Israel responds to the vicious terror attacks by radical Islamist group Hamas, a graduate student group based at the…

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Herington Hospital closure is unrelated to Medicaid expansion

Kansas Democrat Governor Laura Kelly is once again using the closure of a rural hospital to push for Medicaid expansion…

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2023 ACT scores drop beyond 30 year low

A little more than a week after the Kansas Association of School Boards touted Kansas as one of only six…

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Education bureaucracy pushing the status quo in hearings

Legislative hearings over this and last week are focusing on how to improve outcomes in Kansas education, perhaps unsurprisingly, the education…

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Compass Academy Network prevents summer learning loss in middle school

An innovative new program based out of Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in Joplin, Missouri, is hoping to make a…

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Hays High School construction project, restrooms stirs controversy

Ground is set to be broken at the new Hays, Kansas High School soon, and it is unclear if the…

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KCC staff recommends smaller increase in Evergy Central, decrease in KC area

Kansas Corporation Commission staff late last month made a rare rate decrease recommendation in an Evergy rate case before the…

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Ottawa beekeeper wins sweet victory for home-based businesses

People in Ottawa, Kansas who want home-based businesses to sell honey and produce won a victory recently, thanks to Ellen…

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ADHD medication shortage causes difficulties for patients

A shortage of medication for sufferers of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), many of them children, has persisted for much of…

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Prominent scientists balk at climate change narrative

For years the refrain has been “the science is settled,” never mind that actual science is never settled — but…

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Johnson County libraries to provide feminine hygiene products in men’s restrooms

Yes, the headline is correct; Johnson County libraries will soon provide tampons and other feminine hygiene products in the men’s…

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Marion Record reporter Deb Gruver sues Marion police chief Gideon Cody

The first federal lawsuit filed in the wake of the raid of the Marion County Record has been filed and…

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Kansas City Star rejects opinions with which it disagrees

When Colleen Nelson was the editorial manager for the Kansas City Star, she made sure that alternate views (i.e., not…

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Kansas loses private sector jobs while adding government jobs

Through the first seven months of 2023, seasonally adjusted numbers show Kansas has lost 2,700 private sector jobs, while adding…

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Legal experts savage the Marion County Record affidavit

Two Kansas legal experts are not mincing words about the affidavit used to secure the search warrant that led to…

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Fake Indian tribes bilk millions from taxpayers

“Pretendians” — like the three University of Kansas professors whose claims to be members of Indian tribes have recently been…

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Johnson County policy raises 1st Amendment issues

Last week the Johnson County Commission adopted a new policy that raises serious 1st Amendment issues.  It was added as…

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Homeschool, private school students begin applying to play public school sports

Applications for non-public school students to participate in public school activities began on Aug. 1 and so far, concerns schools…

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Commerce official awarded lucrative consulting gig — with Commerce Department

Cronyism in Kansas government is nothing new, but it may have reached new heights with a recent deal in which…

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Chief of Shawnee Tribe says KU professor falsely claims Indian descent

A University of Kansas professor who claims to be of Indian descent is falsifying his ancestory, according to Shawnee Tribe…

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