May 18, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Dave Trabert

Sharice Davids misleads Kansans on school funding, COVID deaths

Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kansas, representing the state’s 3rd Congressional District, is running a TV ad claiming the Brownback tax relief…

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JoCo officials don’t know how many COVID tests may be false positives

As reported last week by the Sentinel, many labs are setting the cycle threshold on COVID tests above the recommended…

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The school board you elect is the school board you deserve

Thomas Jefferson’s warning – “The government you elect is the government you deserve” – is certainly ringing true these days,…

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Hospital capacity data contradicts ‘bursting at seams’ headline

Data published by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Kansas City Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and the…

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Kelly admin irresponsibly trying to scare Kansans into submission

Governor Laura Kelly and KDHE Secretary Dr. Lee Norman should be providing comprehensive information that puts COVID in context but…

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Media covering up government misdeeds is a serious threat to liberty

On Monday, September 14, Democratic Kansas Governor Laura Kelly carefully parsed her words to make Kansans believe 23 people died…

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Pneumonia deaths still exceed COVID deaths

Between February 1 and September 26, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says many more people died of pneumonia in…

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COVID cases growing faster in counties with mask mandates

In early August, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Dr. Lee Norman doctored a chart to justify mask mandates,…

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Geary County: Big pay hikes for administrators, achievement low

The $56.5 million payroll at USD 475 Geary County increased by less than 1% for the 2020 school year, but…

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Superintendent hires wife, son in Southern Cloud school district

USD 334 Southern Cloud, with only 146 students and 41 employees last year, is one of the smallest school districts…

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States locked down had worse earnings, wages and salaries loss in 2Q

According to personal income data published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the states with COVID-related lockdowns imposed by their…

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August jobs report: not good for Kansas, ignored by media

A bad August jobs report would be front-page news if Kansas had a Republican governor, but mainstream media apparently has…

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Kansas Justice Institute questions legality of Timber Creek school quarantine

Kansas Justice Institute litigation director Sam MacRoberts this morning sent a letter to Timber Creek Elementary School in USD 229…

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Gov. Kelly’s September COVID deaths claim is grossly exaggerated

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly at yesterday’s press conference made a consciously exaggerated and deceptive claim about COVID deaths in September. …

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COVID impact is relatively low for kids, young adults

You wouldn’t know it by listening to school boards and teacher unions, but kids and young adults who test positive…

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Dodge City: Big pay hikes for administrators, achievement down

USD 443 Dodge City says average teacher salaries increased 1.6% in the 2019-20 school year to $59,977, but some district administrators received…

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Manhattan: Big pay hikes for administrators, achievement down

USD 383 Manhattan says average teacher salaries increased 3.1% in the 2019-20 school year to $50,779, but some district administrators received increases…

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COVID Information Center: hospitalization, death rates falling

You wouldn’t know it from media’s and Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s hyper-focus on case increases, but the rates of COVID…

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USD 233 Olathe: Big pay hikes for administrators, achievement down

USD 233 Olathe says average teacher salaries increased 4.7% in the 2019-20 school year to $59,391, but some district administrators received increases…

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USD 231: Big pay hikes for administrators, achievement down

USD 231 Gardner-Edgerton says average teacher pay increased 3.3% in the 2019-20 school year, but some district administrators received increases…

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KDHE hides low testing rate to push COVID positivity scare

First, there was mask-querade, when Governor Kelly’s administration hid and manipulated data to justify her mask mandate.  Now, Kelly’s Health…

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Wall Street Journal: Kansas Democrats’ COVID chart masks the truth

An opinion column in today’s Wall Street Journal by Allysia Finley, a member of their editorial board, says Kansas health…

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AIER: States that stayed open during COVID fare better

A new analysis from the American Institute of Economic Research (AIER) shows the seven states that didn’t shut down during…

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COVID Information Center on Kansas Policy Institute website

The Sentinel’s parent company, Kansas Policy Institute, announced the addition of a COVID Information Center to its website today. Communications…

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