May 21, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Patrick Richardson

Connell says shady attempt to alter ethics policy was behind his loss of temper

Disagreement over an attempt to remove conflict of interest language from district ethics policy prompted an Olathe Board of Education…

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SCOTUS decision will have little effect on Kansas college admissions

A Supreme Court decision in late June will have little effect on college admissions in Kansas according to the Kansas…

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Stanford CREDO study shows charter schools outperform traditional public school

A new study by Stanford University’s Center For Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) shows that charter school students outperform traditional…

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ACLU, KNEA tell schools to ignore Women’s Bill of Rights law

Just days before the “Women’s Bill of Rights” law goes into effect on July 1, the American Civil Liberties Union…

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340B federal drug discount program lacks critical transparency

The federal 340B Drug Pricing Program program is theoretically designed to curb medication costs for hospital “charity care” cases, but…

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Three Wuhan virologists deemed first COVID-19 patients

The names of the three Chinese researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology who may have been the very first…

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NCTQ: Many Kansas universities still don’t teach the science of reading

A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) shows that if the science of reading was being…

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Homeschool students allowed to participate in public school activities next year

Noelle Friese is excited for her children in the homeschool she runs with her husband. After moving to Kansas a…

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SMSD dodges questions about transgender policy

The Shawnee Mission School District has declined to answer questions about its “Transgender Practices & FAQ,” a document obtained by…

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Records request backs up SMSD teacher’s complaints about DEI

The results of a Kansas Open Records Act request to the Shawnee Mission School District back up several of the…

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KCC ignores landowners, grants route for power lines to take electricity out of state

In a 2-1 vote earlier this week, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) — which regulates public utilities in the state…

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The science of reading is the solution to state, nation’s literacy problem

Thirty-four percent of fourth-grade students in the United States cannot read at the basic level, according to the National Center…

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Attorney files KORA complaint against Republic County over wind issues

An attorney for concerned landowners in Republic County, opposed to wind farm development by NextEra energy, has filed a Kansas…

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Kansas City Star reporting on Shawnee Mission protest reveals bias

The Kansas City Star exaggerated repeatedly in a story about a protest at Shawnee Mission North over comments a teacher…

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State agencies fail to fully implement multiple audit reccomendations

Several state agencies have failed to fully implement recommendations made by auditors over the last several years. According to a…

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U.S. Senate moves to block lesser prairie chicken from going on endangered list

In what will likely be a largely symbolic move, the United States Senate passed a resolution 50-48 which would block…

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SMSD parents share concerns about ‘DEIB’ programs

Shawnee Mission North High School teacher Caedran Sullivan last week exposed the widespread negative impact of the district’s DEIB indoctrination,…

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IRS migration data: taxpayers flee high-tax jurisdictions like Johnson County

The Wall Street Journal reported recently that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) migration data from 2021, the most recent year available,…

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Shawnee Mission teacher shines light on divisive ‘diversity’ training

A Shawnee Mission teacher has blown the doors wide open regarding the indoctrination her district is foisting on children in…

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BCC excludes trustee from executive session, cannot cite legal authority

The Butler Community College (BCC) Board of Trustees — through their general counsel — refuses to answer questions regarding its…

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Kelly vetoes bill that would have helped childcare crisis

One of the biggest obstacles to economic recovery post-pandemic has been the difficulty in finding childcare. Writing in the Wichita…

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Microschools continue to gain traction in Kansas

Microschools, which provide opportunities for enterprising teachers and parents to find alternatives to the public school system, are gaining traction…

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Kansas joins lawsuit against listing lesser prairie chicken as ‘threatened’

Attempts by the federal government to list the lesser prairie chicken — a type of grouse — as “threatened” under…

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Cherokee County reduces property tax while maintaining services

While many local government entities have steadily increased property tax, Cherokee County has reduced property tax revenue for two straight…

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