February 23, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Category: News

Legal experts refute gender privacy claims by ACLU, KNEA on parental notification

The Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Kansas chapter of the National Education Association (KNEA)…

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Health officers could no longer order isolation or quarantine under proposed legislation

The authority to restrict public gatherings by state or local health departments, a controversial mandate used during the pandemic, would…

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The Cozy restaurant owner sues the City of Salina over mural restrictions

According to a release from Kansas Justice Institute, Steve Howard, the owner of iconic burger joint “The Cozy Inn”  filed…

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Spirited debate on “Conscientious Right to Refuse Act”

Individual rights squared off against the rights of the community as the Kansas Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare…

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Intense debate on asset forfeiture reforms in competing House, Senate bills

While civil libertarians and the law enforcement community debated the merits of asset forfeiture — the seizure of property and/or…

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Senate bill would remove onerous license requirements on ‘sugaring’

If all goes well this legislative session Bryn Green, of Hays, will be able to earn a living without having…

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Some districts still refuse to notify parents of ‘social transitioning’ transgender students

Last week, Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach accused several large school districts in the state of violating parental notification requirements…

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House panel debates bill limiting KORA charges to provide public documents

Taxpayers won’t be overcharged to receive public documents in Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) requests any longer if House Bill…

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Leavenworth School District defends sending flyer from progressive group to parents

Leavenworth USD 453 distributed a flyer to parents recently announcing a day-long event at the State Capitol ostensibly to introduce…

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Education establishment hostile to accreditation requirement to follow state law

The Kansas education establishment is pushing back hard against a bill that simply requires districts to comply with state law…

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Olathe superintendent touts “rebranding” in an era of declining test scores

USD 233 Olathe does not permit school board members to conduct annual needs assessments to improve student outcomes as required…

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Kansas 4-H declines to answer questions about controversial transgender housing policy

Kansas State University Research and Extension is refusing to say whether a controversial transgender housing policy remains in effect. As…

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SE Kansas Community Health Center got political to defeat Value Them Both amendment in 2022

“Are you registered to vote?” was added to “First, do no harm” in the lexicon of medical professionals, including the…

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Prairie Village mayor won’t substantiate constitutionality of proposed ethics code changes

Proposed changes to the Prairie Village code of ethics would restrict elected officials’ private speech and subject them to public…

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School Choice rally brings cheering supporters to State Capitol

An estimated crowd of over 150 renewed their call for Kansas to join the growing ranks of states offering School…

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Nearly 60% of Kansans favor single tax rate: poll

Americans for Prosperity – Kansas (AFP-KS) has released a poll showing a bipartisan coalition of taxpayers strongly supports replacing the…

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KSBRC to host the first in a monthly series of school board member training

The Kansas School Board Resource Center (KSBRC) will offer a free online training workshop for school board members on Wednesday,…

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Low-income families save more on the flat tax proposal than with Gov. Kelly’s plan

Low-income families fare much better under the flat tax proposed this week by the Kansas House and Senate leadership team…

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NCTQ: five policies to improve teacher effectiveness in the science of reading

Sounding the alarm that 37% of fourth-grade students in the United States (40% in Kansas) cannot read at grade level,…

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‘Broadband Ready’ program should take a note from Missouri

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is lauding her new “Broadband Ready” program as a new general election season begins, touting a…

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Special Education Task Force recommends more funding without required study

Legislation that created the Special Education Task Force directs it to “study and make recommendations for changes in the existing…

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Survey: Bipartisan majorities in JOCO want education savings accounts

In our current political climate, it seems nearly impossible to get Democrats and Republicans to agree on what day it…

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Governor’s office declines questions about expensive EV charging stations

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s office has declined to answer questions about a very expensive series of EV charging stations in…

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Kansas has the most domestic migration loss among neighboring states

Kansas had the worst record in 2023 among bordering states on domestic migration, as more U.S. residents moved out-of-state than…

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