June 23, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Category: Featured

Herington Hospital closure is unrelated to Medicaid expansion

Kansas Democrat Governor Laura Kelly is once again using the closure of a rural hospital to push for Medicaid expansion…

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2023 ACT scores drop beyond 30 year low

A little more than a week after the Kansas Association of School Boards touted Kansas as one of only six…

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Education bureaucracy pushing the status quo in hearings

Legislative hearings over this and last week are focusing on how to improve outcomes in Kansas education, perhaps unsurprisingly, the education…

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Compass Academy Network prevents summer learning loss in middle school

An innovative new program based out of Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in Joplin, Missouri, is hoping to make a…

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Hays High School construction project, restrooms stirs controversy

Ground is set to be broken at the new Hays, Kansas High School soon, and it is unclear if the…

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Ottawa beekeeper wins sweet victory for home-based businesses

People in Ottawa, Kansas who want home-based businesses to sell honey and produce won a victory recently, thanks to Ellen…

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ADHD medication shortage causes difficulties for patients

A shortage of medication for sufferers of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), many of them children, has persisted for much of…

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Prominent scientists balk at climate change narrative

For years the refrain has been “the science is settled,” never mind that actual science is never settled — but…

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Kansas loses private sector jobs while adding government jobs

Through the first seven months of 2023, seasonally adjusted numbers show Kansas has lost 2,700 private sector jobs, while adding…

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Legal experts savage the Marion County Record affidavit

Two Kansas legal experts are not mincing words about the affidavit used to secure the search warrant that led to…

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Johnson County policy raises 1st Amendment issues

Last week the Johnson County Commission adopted a new policy that raises serious 1st Amendment issues.  It was added as…

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Chief of Shawnee Tribe says KU professor falsely claims Indian descent

A University of Kansas professor who claims to be of Indian descent is falsifying his ancestory, according to Shawnee Tribe…

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Regulatory burden spikes under Biden

If president Joe Biden were to be reelected for a second term, the regulatory burden imposed by his administration could…

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AFP-Kansas presents Frederick Douglass Award to Rep. Marvin Robinson II

A free-market group, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Kansas, has given its first ever Frederick Douglass Award “for standing on principle…

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Kansas taxpayers snookered again; Oklahoma lands bigger Panasonic battery plant with smaller price tag

The Kelly/Toland administration told Kansas legislators they had to approve nearly $1 billion in subsidies to ‘win’ the competition with…

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LPA issues scathing report on at-risk student spending

A new report from the Kansas Division of Legislative Post Audit paints a damning picture of mismanagement and misuse of…

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Connell says shady attempt to alter ethics policy was behind his loss of temper

Disagreement over an attempt to remove conflict of interest language from district ethics policy prompted an Olathe Board of Education…

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Evidence-Based Grading: another attempt to obscure poor performance?

The Shawnee Mission School District will unveil the concept of “Evidence-Based Grading” (EBG) in the upcoming school year,fueling the conversation…

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SCOTUS decision will have little effect on Kansas college admissions

A Supreme Court decision in late June will have little effect on college admissions in Kansas according to the Kansas…

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Shawnee City Council members push back on staff departure complaints

A year ago, the Shawnee City Council was labeled “the only conservative-majority council in Johnson County.” Now that majority is…

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Stanford CREDO study shows charter schools outperform traditional public school

A new study by Stanford University’s Center For Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) shows that charter school students outperform traditional…

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ACLU, KNEA tell schools to ignore Women’s Bill of Rights law

Just days before the “Women’s Bill of Rights” law goes into effect on July 1, the American Civil Liberties Union…

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340B federal drug discount program lacks critical transparency

The federal 340B Drug Pricing Program program is theoretically designed to curb medication costs for hospital “charity care” cases, but…

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Three Wuhan virologists deemed first COVID-19 patients

The names of the three Chinese researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology who may have been the very first…

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