March 4, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Patrick Richardson

ONEA opposes parental notification on gender pronouns

ONEA, the Olathe chapter of the NEA teacher union, says parents should not be notified that their children wish to…

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Olathe super continues dodging questions about DEI, 1619 Project

Olathe school officials last year said they purged the school website of DEI resources and links, but the widely-debunked 1619…

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Legislation would bring standardized regulation to wind farms

Kansas — like most states — is a mish-mash, patchwork quilt of regulations on wind farms, with each county setting…

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Kansas legislation to target ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions

Earlier this month the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, which includes Kansas City, Kansas, approved the “Safe and Welcoming” ordinance…

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Symposium to discuss COVID-19 early treatment

Several nationally-known physicians will soon speak at a symposium being sponsored by Kansas Senator Dr. Mark Steffen and Kansans for…

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Eyebrow threading exemption approved for Kansas Senate vote

Practitioners of the ancient art of eyebrow threading may no longer have to spend thousands of dollars to get what…

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Deleted tweet reveals KNEA, ONEA opposition to transparency

The Kansas National Education Association and its Olathe chapter, ONEA, came out in opposition to transparency legislation that requires school…

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Blue Valley, Olathe: open enrollment brings undesirable students

School officials’ rejection of an open enrollment bill in the Kansas legislature offers a rare glimpse of an elitist attitude…

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Salina parents object to the district’s COVID segregation policy

Salina Public Schools have maintained they do not have an exclusion policy for students who are either unvaccinated or who…

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Kansas Press Association hopes to curb open records costs

With little incentive to be transparent, the state and some local governing bodies often fight Kansas Open Records Act requests…

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Responsible Kansas Budget would control spending

As the Kansas Legislature weighs Governor Kelly’s budget proposals during the current session, the Kansas Policy Institute — which owns…

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Race not a factor in Kansas monoclonal antibody decisions

A race-based scoring system to determine who will get the relatively-scarce monoclonal antibody COVID treatments is found in some states,…

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Survey: Kansas parents should have primary say in education

Governor Laura Kelly thinks parents should butt out of curriculum issues, but a new poll shows parents overwhelmingly believe they…

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Kansas ranks 34th in the nation in ‘Parent Power’ in education

According to the nonprofit Center for Educational Reform, Kansas ranks 34th in the nation in their “Parent Power Index,” which…

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Kelly issues new disaster declaration — cautioned against overreach

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly again issued a disaster declaration on Jan. 6 — the first such since the previous state…

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Kansas Supreme Court reverses district court ruling on SB 40

The Kansas Supreme Court reversed a ruling from a district court judge declaring Senate Bill 40, — which gave due…

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Chamber business leader survey shows taxes are too high in KS

The Tax Foundation last year said Kansas has the highest effective tax rates in the nation on mature businesses, and…

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USD 231 superintendent Pam Stranathan gets $425k gift from taxpayers

Student achievement steadily declined in Gardner-Edgerton under Superintendent Pam Stranathan.  The district consciously misled legislators, Stranathan asked county commissioners to…

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Coal power rising as administration restricts natural gas production

After years of dropping, global coal-fired electric generation has rebounded strongly in 2021. According to a report by the International…

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SCOTUS to hear arguments on OSHA mandate injunction

Late last week the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals removed a stay on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate via OSHA for…

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Eleven KS counties reject 30×30 federal land grab

Kansas counties are pushing back against President Joe Biden’s “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful” plan — often referred to…

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Parents prove state school board wrong on CRT

“Critical Race Theory – CRT – is not taught in schools,” is the constant refrain from administrators and school boards…

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Judge blocks vaccine mandate for federal contractors in KS

A federal judge in Georgia has blocked the federal contractor vaccine mandate which would have required employees at any company…

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Rep. Patrick Penn exposes goal of critical race theory at education hearing

Rep. Patrick Penn, (R-Wichita), presented a graduate-level course on CRT, particularly focused on why it is — contrary to continued…

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