February 24, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Patrick Richardson

Prairie Village diversity commitment seems only skin deep

Prairie Village, Kansas — an affluent suburb of Kansas City — claims to prize diversity. In fact, the city government…

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KS districts (mostly) ignore school safety questions in wake of Uvalde report

In the wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the Texas Legislature issued a damning report which…

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Evergy electric bills to spike, and not just because of the heat

Evergy, the largest for-profit electric company in Kansas, recently raised rates for nearly every customer in the state by more…

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Big property tax hikes proposed by most officials in Johnson County

As if past property tax increases that far exceed the change in inflation and population aren’t bad enough, most elected…

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Federal Judge blocks Biden transgender rules from taking effect

In at least a temporary victory, a federal judge last week temporarily blocked a Biden administration rule forcing businesses and…

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Education doesn’t appear a priority for the nation’s largest teacher union

Last year the top priority of the National Education Association — the nation’s largest teacher’s union — appeared to be…

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Eyebrow threading law gives workers liberty to make a living

In a final victory for a Kansas couple wanting to hire another family member to provide eyebrow threading in their…

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Arizona, Virginia expand school choice options

While some Kansas legislators remain unwilling to address parental concern over low and declining student achievement,  the Arizona and Virginia…

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School districts use ‘go-away’ prices on records requests to avoid transparency

Fox News reports that parents across the country pursuing transparency are being charged exorbitant amounts by school districts in response…

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Dodge City BOE hangs national motto in buildings

Students in Dodge City, Kansas, next year will be seeing the national motto hanging in their buildings. On June 13,…

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Poll shows majority of Kansans support curriculum transparency

According to a new poll provided to The Daily Wire, an overwhelming majority of registered voters in Kansas and three…

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Schmidt proposes eliminating state income tax on retirees

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt — who is running for Kansas Governor — has proposed allowing Kansas residents to “retire…

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‘Value Them Both’ allows regulations but doesn’t ban abortions as opponents imply

Kansans will vote on a constitutional amendment known as Value Them Both on August 2 to determine whether there should…

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Educational inequality creates economic inequality in Kansas

Kansas ranks in the bottom half of states in educational equality, which an economist says is directly related to the…

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Lansing school board implements a Parents Bill of Rights

On June 13, 2022, the Lansing, Kansas, Board of Education did what the Kansas Legislature was unable to do, passing…

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Kelly’s bipartisan pretensions are contradicted by record veto numbers

Governor Laura Kelly is attempting to position herself as a moderate, bipartisan governor to get re-elected, but her veto record…

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Overland Park Mayor Skoog, staff pushing for (another) 10% property tax hike

Overland Park taxpayers could see their property taxes jump 9.7% for fiscal 2023 — on top of a 10.4% jump…

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Kansas is #32 in educational racial equality, belying officials’ anti-racism claims

Kansas is the 32nd-worst state in the nation for racial equality, showing once again school officials’ alleged devotion to ending…

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KCC reverses course, allows retail ratepayer groups to weigh in on transmission project

Despite calling the brouhaha surrounding a controversial transmission project “a circus” and “drama trauma,” Kansas Corporation Commission Commissioner Susan K.…

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Is KCC using biased analysis to justify higher electric rates?

The masthead on the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) website declares it is serving the people of Kansas, but testimony indicates…

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Kansas adds government jobs, loses private employment in April

Kansas already ranks as the second-most over-governed state in the nation, behind only Wyoming as the state with the most…

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KDOL deflects responsibility for stunning fraud numbers

The stunning report detailing extensive cybersecurity fraud issues at the Kansas Department of Labor that led to more than 80,000…

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Confidential reports detail rampant incompetence, identity theft at KDOL

In 2019, Kansas ranked 39th in the nation in identity theft on a per-capita basis.  But Kansas shot up to…

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Eudora girl forced to room with biological male on school-sponsored overseas trip

On a school trip to Costa Rica earlier this month, three female high school students in the Eudora school district…

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