March 4, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Category: Featured

CBS Touts Tonganoxie Take Down of Tyson Chicken

“Industry and state officials are a bit mystified that any community would turn away 1,600 jobs,” says CBS News, but…

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Star: Airport Design Will Attract Next Cerner, Garmin

Incomes in the Kansas City area aren’t rising fast enough, and economic growth isn’t creating quality jobs, economist Frank Lenk…

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Lawyer Slaying in KC Takes Law and Order-Like Twist

Tom Pickert, a trial lawyer with the firm Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger LLC in Kansas City, was shot Wednesday morning while…

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Attorney Shot Dead on Brookside Porch, One of 3 Men Killed in KC in 24 Hours

While the City of Kansas City spends millions trying to sell its citizens on a new airport terminal and a…

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Business Is Brisk For KU’s Famed Hate Crime Hoax Detector

Laird Wilcox, arguably the nation’s foremost hate crime hoax detector, was back in the news. The hoax du jour unfolded–and…

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School Districts Sitting on Record Amounts of Cash Reserves

Kansas school districts are sitting on record reserves. According to the Kansas State Department of Education, public schools are sitting…

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College Readiness Scores Stagnant; Former Rep. Calls Information “Inaccurate”

The Kansas Department of Education released state assessment scores last week and the results weren’t good. They showed that only…

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Transparency Becomes Focus of Wichita School Board Campaigns

Members of the USD 259 Wichita school board are in a sparring match over a letter to the editor outgoing board member Joy…

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Wow! Overland Park Power Bloc Bullies Challengers to Maintain Status Quo

The entrenched powers in Overland Park have resorted to playing hardball to keep a handful of feisty outsiders at bay…

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Kiplinger Moves Kansas from “Mixed Tax Friendly” to “Not Tax Friendly”

A business forecasting and financial advice periodical compares tax rates and rules of the 50 states each year. In 2016,…

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KC Star Fails To Add Context to Report on State Services

The Kansas City Star published an expose on the shrinking size of state government without providing accurate context. “A review…

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Big Potential for Cost Savings at Kansas Universities

An analysis of staffing levels prepared by Kansas Policy Institute (KPI) shows the University of Kansas appears to be far…

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Two Arrested for Deadly Lawrence Shoot-out. “Main Guy” Still At Large?

On early Sunday morning, October 1, three people people were shot dead in Lawrence, Kansas. On Tuesday, October 17, the…

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KU Could Be on The Hook for Millions If Football Coaches Are Fired

There is something about losing five straight football games and giving up an average of more than 50 points a…

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Dem Leaders Request Interim Committee on School Finance

Legislative leadership will consider whether to create an interim committee on school finance in light of the Kansas Supreme Court’s…

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If the Folly Can Ban Milo, Can the Sprint Center Ban Kid Rock?

Kid Rock, the entertainer Democrats fear most, will be hosting the “Greatest New Year’s Eve Bash on Earth” at the…

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Wind Blamed for Destruction of Jewish Symbol at K-State

Severe weather damaged a Sukkah on the Kansas State University campus, but that didn’t stop K-State President Richard Myers from…

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Adidas Scandal May Have Left its Footprint on KU

A trio of reporters at KU’s Daily Kansan–Conner Mitchell, Sean Collins and Wesley Dotson–are getting some deserved national attention for…

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41 News Offers Insightful Story on Tax Incentives in Overland Park

KSHB 41 News is asking questions about an Overland Park taxing district that could put more than $100 million in…

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Alleged Indian Creek Killer Charged with Murdering a Woman, #6, Also White

Only those who follow the media closely know that the alleged Indian Creek killer, Fredrick Demond Scott of Kansas City,…

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Parks Board Chair, JCCC Board Candidate Violates KOMA, AG Determines

Paul Snider violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act, the Kansas Attorney General’s Office announced last week. Snider is the chair…

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Administration Secretary Fires Back at Eagle Politicization of Shooting

As a Kansas tax agent recovered from gunshot wounds, the Wichita Eagle jumped to politicize a shooting at a Kansas Department…

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Eagle: Schools Aren’t Buying More Transgender Books for 8-year-olds

A Wichita School District official made the very sound decision not to purchase additional copies of a recommended children’s book…

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Black Stripper Who Busted White Miami Dolphins Coach Has KC, MU Roots

If there was ever a story that had everything–race, sex, drugs, politics–it was the cautionary tale heating up the Internet…

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