July 24, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Dave Trabert

Parents frustrated by USD 437 officials in Black Lives Matter issue

The controversy over Black Lives Matter posters throughout the halls of Washburn Rural High School in the USD 437 Auburn…

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KASB, USD 231 mislead on education savings accounts

The USD 231 Gardner Edgerton school district is helping the Kansas Association of School Boards distribute misleading information in opposition…

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KBOE President Jim Porter deceives on student achievement (again)

State Board of Education President Jim Porter made a conscious attempt to deceive members of the House K-12 Budget Committee…

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KS education lobby attacks opportunity – Part 3, KASB

The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB), the taxpayer-funded lobbying arm of local school boards, this week renewed their opposition…

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Tips for handling school district ‘quarantine’ notices

Parents are growing increasingly frustrated with school districts over their handling of alleged exposure to COVID, particularly with the lack…

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KS education lobby attacks opportunity – Part 2, SMSD

The Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) is part of the education lobby that is attacking opportunity for students who are…

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Black Lives Matter speech controversy at Auburn-Washburn

A series of Black Lives Matter posters in the hallways of Washburn Rural High School in the USD 437 Auburn-Washburn…

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USD 231 said less than 25% of MS and HS kids remote

USD 231 Gardner Edgerton earlier this week blamed “confusing” questions from the Kansas Dept. of Education (KSDE) for reporting the…

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Framework for Growth: more of what failed to produce growth

With Kansas in its fifth straight decade of economic stagnation, Commerce Secretary David Toland’s Framework for Growth plan looks to…

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Delaying property tax honesty bill implementation is bad for taxpayers

A parade of city and county officials yesterday asked the House Taxation Committee to delay implementation of the property tax…

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Stanford study: no evidence that lockdowns slow COVID

A study conducted by researchers at Stanford University finds “no clear, significant beneficial effect of mrNPIs (more restrictive non-pharmaceutical interventions)…

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K-State gets only FIRE green light free speech rating in KS

Kansas State University ranks among the top colleges for free speech, according to an annual survey by the Foundation for…

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COVID survival rate holding at 99.8% for adults 18-64

Data from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows the COVID survival rate for all ages in Kansas is…

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2020 ACT score falls again, Kansas now below national average

The average 2020 ACT score in Kansas declined for the fourth consecutive year, to 20.4, and the decline in college-readiness…

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Misleading ‘highest COVID death rate’ claim is just KDHE reporting issue

Today’s Wichita Eagle story about Kansas having the highest COVID death rate in the nation last week is just another…

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School districts lose 12,000 students but add 46 managers

(Editor’s note – this article has been updated with a revised calculation of virtual enrollment; the original article showed a…

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COVID vaccines should go to elderly before prisoners

Governor Laura Kelly’s intention to give the COVID vaccines to prisoners ahead of the elderly and others among the most…

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Media misleads Kansans again about COVID deaths

The screaming headline in today’s Wichita Eagle inaccurately said “Kansas had worst county in US for COVID deaths per capita…

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More false accusations from Kansas Reflector and ESU prof

An opinion piece in the left-leaning Kansas Reflector criticizing the Sentinel and Kansas Policy Institute for our work to inform…

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ED visits for COVID, flu symptoms dropping below 2019

Data tracked by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment show that ED visits (emergency department) for COVID-like and influenza-like…

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Preliminary CDC data shows likely increase in total deaths for 2020

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment claims to not know how many people have died so far this year,…

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KDHE claims not to know total number of Kansas deaths in 2020

In response to our Kansas Open Records Act, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says it doesn’t know the…

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Support honest journalism this Giving Tuesday

Media bias is a growing threat to liberty and you can do something about it this Giving Tuesday, December 1,…

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Wide disparity in COVID case rates, survival rates by county

Two sparsely populated counties have the highest and lowest COVID case rates in Kansas as of November 23, and that’s…

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