Saturday, December 15, 2018

Shocker: McClatchy to Move Design, Copy Editing Jobs to Charlotte

Scrooge McClatchy came early this year to the newsrooms of the Wichita Eagle and the Kansas City Star. As reported by the Wichita Business Journal, the Sacramento-based parent company of the two newspapers announced that...

Kansas House Majority Leader: State “Just Robbing” Taxpayers

Apparently no one told the new House Majority Leader, Dan Hawkins, a Wichita Republican, that a blue wave had transformed Kansas into a tax-and-spend paradise. In discussing what should be done with the windfall to Kansas...

Why Don’t We Know the Identity of the KU Hospital Shooter?

At about 11:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3, a man shot and wounded a couple near Seventh Street and Osage Avenue in KCK. The wounded couple rushed to KU Hospital. Hoping to finish the...

Facing Deep Cuts, KU Staff Push Back Against Administrative Fat Cats

Facing cuts of more than 150 positions, angry employees of the University of Kansas are finally speaking out about the academic caste system that has helped put KU in a $20 million hole. When interim...

Kansas Tax Hikers Take Note, France #1 in Taxes.

A day after the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, backed down from introducing a climate change-inspired fuel tax increase, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released its figures on taxes among its 36 member...

Kansas to Pay “Controversial” Outfit $270,000 to Recruit 3 Teachers

In 2015, the Washington Post published an entire chapter from a book called "Good Intentions Gone Bad" about the "controversial" organization Teach for America. Teach for America, founded in 1990 to provide teachers for inner...

Mad Chase to KU Hospital Ends in Shooting, Suicide

A shooting and subsequent suicide at KU Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas late on Monday night shows why hospitals, especially hospitals with top flight trauma centers, can be dangerous places. At about 11:30 p.m. on...

Who Knew? Conservatives Gained Strength in Kansas, Elect Majority Leader

For all the self-congratulatory bluster coming out of the media this past month, who would have known that conservatives actually strengthened their hold in the Kansas House? If proof were needed, conservatives elected a majority...

No Charges Filed Against 74-Year-Old Kansas Woman Who Shot Intruder

“She called 911," said Leavenworth Police Major Dan Nicodemus of the unnamed 74-year-old woman who shot an intruder. "She stayed on the phone. She confronted the burglar and she defended herself.” No charges will be...

Whoa! Missouri Teacher Busted on Sex Charges Rehired by Neighboring District

The arrest of a male Missouri teacher may force open the doors on a scandalous practice that has much too quietly plagued public schools for years. Among insiders, the practice is known as "passing...

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