May 21, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Dave Trabert

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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Austin, Nolan appointed to Civil Rights Advisory Committee

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced the appointment of 12 people to the Kansas Civil Rights Advisory Committee, including…

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JoCo COVID positivity rate includes some who tested negative

The COVID positivity rate, which Johnson County health officials say is too high for schools to safely open, includes people…

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USD 229: free daycare for certified staff, parents on their own

Parents already upset with USD 229 Blue Valley’s decision to severely limit in-person instruction come fall are fuming over the…

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Big pay hikes for Blue Valley administrators

Parents remain frustrated over the lack of dyslexia services in USD 229 Blue Valley, which has been partially blamed on…

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Top-heavy Wichita school district shortchanges teachers and students

The Kansas education tradition – suing taxpayers on the pretense of not having enough money to educate students but not…

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JoCo doc: COVID positivity rate artificially high, from skewed sample

Dr. Christine White, a pediatrician with Johnson County Pediatrics, says the COVID positivity rate is artificially high because “the data…

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COVID cases jumped last week in counties with mask mandates

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment spent the last two weeks trying to convince Kansans that their manipulated data…

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McClatchy cover-up of KDHE deception mask-querades as news story

The McClatchy-owned Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle on Sunday published a lengthy endorsement of the Kelly administration’s use of…

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More deception: KDHE hid data to justify mask mandate

Data obtained in an Open Records request from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows KDHE didn’t ‘just’ manipulate…

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Encouraging trends continue in the latest Kansas COVID data

Encouraging trends that developed over the last few weeks on hospitalization and mortality continued with the last Kansas COVID data…

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KDHE doctored a COVID case chart to justify mask mandates

KDHE Secretary Lee Norman shared a COVID case chart with media this week, which he said shows the counties that…

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Kansas media, governor hide warning signs in July tax collections

July tax collections included a few warning signs for Kansas legislators and taxpayers, but you wouldn’t know it from Governor…

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Top-heavy USD 500 Kansas City shortchanges teachers and students

USD 500 Kansas City gave Superintendent Charles Foust a 17% pay increase last year, while the approximate $92 million spent…

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COVID hospitalization and death rates drop again, shutdown still threatened

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s administration is still threatening to close the economy when legally permitted on September 15 even though…

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Misleading COVID stats in Wichita Eagle; trends down, not up

It may not have been intentional, but a July 29 story in the Wichita Eagle misrepresented the trend of COVID-related…

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Wind industry spends $180,000 supporting candidates

A July 23 campaign finance report from American Energy Action Kansas shows the Kansas wind industry spent more than $180,000…

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Are Future Vision mailers about the election for Senate President?

Kansans recently received mysterious mailers from a group called Future Vision attacking multiple Kansas Senate candidates, and this prompted questions…

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Gov. Kelly may close bars and nightclubs based on incomplete data

During last week’s State Finance Council meeting, Senator Jim Denning (R-Overland Park) said he’s seeing positive results from closing bars…

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CDC: Pneumonia deaths exceed COVID deaths this year in Kansas

Between February 1 and July 11 this year, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) says many more people died of…

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

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

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HHS COVID hospital utilization site shows available capacity

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) new hospital utilization website shows utilization and available capacity for all…

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Kelly administration rejects COVID open records requests

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly wants to delay opening schools and is hinting at closing the economy this fall over the…

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Study: schools and colleges can safely open during COVID

A new study from The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP) says America’s schools and colleges can safely reopen…

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