Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Kansas is being bombarded with unemployment fraud

Dave Trabert, the CEO of Kansas Policy Institute, was surprised to learn that he was a victim of unemployment fraud.  The Kansas Department of Labor was processing an unemployment claim for him even though...

Kansas schools continue to issue bogus quarantine orders

The Blue Valley and Olathe school districts aren't the only ones deliberately deceiving parents with bogus quarantine orders that are really little more than suggestions; parents in the Derby and Ottawa school districts have...

AG Schmidt backs constitutional amendment to prevent court packing

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt signed onto a bipartisan constitutional amendment proposal to set the number of U.S. Supreme Court Justices to nine and prevent court packing. The suggested amendment is needed to prevent...

Hospital capacity data contradicts ‘bursting at seams’ headline

Data published by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Kansas City Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) show considerable hospital capacity in the...

Mission Hills resident Dwight Sutherland assaulted over Trump signs

Prairie Village Police are investigating an aggravated assault with a motor vehicle after an alleged altercation injured Dwight Sutherland in Mission Hills on Monday night.  It started with a Trump yard sign and ended with...

Lack of oversight leads to high surcharges at KCK BPU

Employee pay and electric rates aren't the only things that are sky-high at the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Public Utilities; the surcharges tacked on by the BPU and the Unified Government of Wyandotte...

County officials: Olathe school quarantines are just recommendations

Students who received a quarantine notice from the Olathe school district may be able to return to the classroom, despite not isolating for a full 14 days.  That’s the upshot of the Johnson County...

JoCo health officials mum on Olathe school quarantine

More than 200 students and teachers are in quarantine after an alleged COVID outbreak in the Olathe school district, but it's unclear who issued the order or whether it's an order or just a...

Kansas Justice Institute, Sandbar owner sue over unconstitutional curfew

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- A curfew forcing the Sandbar and other bars to stop serving alcohol at 11 p.m. due to COVID restrictions is a violation of constitutional rights, a lawsuit claims. According to a press...

Kansas labs set cycle thresholds too high, detect non-contagious virus

The New York Times reported in August that some of the nation's leading public health officials say the standard COVID tests with cycle thresholds at 40 or higher are "diagnosing huge numbers of people...