Saturday, December 5, 2020

JoCo in, Wyandotte out of shortened CDC quarantine guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control issued new quarantine guidelines allowing shorter quarantine periods following close contact with a COVID-positive individual. However, at least one Kansas county rejected the new recommendations in favor of longer...

KSHSAA board members who voted for, against spectators disclosed

Many members of the Kansas State High School Athletics Association Board of Directors (KSHSAA) who voted against having spectators for winter sports didn't want the public to know how they voted, but the Sentinel...

KPI: $264 million Shawnee Mission bond issue is built on false premise

Shawnee Mission Superintendent Mike Fulton says shifting funding from capital outlay to operating expense and passing a bond issue is the only way to pay for more teachers, but district financials reports indicate that...

Audit: $20 million Angel Investor program rife with problems

A damning report from the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit says the Angel Investor tax credit program designed to spur investment in the state cost $20.2 million in foregone tax revenue over four...

Religious facilities exempt from Sedgwick County health order

A new Sedgwick County health order prohibits gatherings of more than 25 people and demands mask-usage and social distancing, but religious facilities are exempt. Signed on Tuesday, Nov. 24, the order took effect on...

Wide disparity in COVID case rates, survival rates by county

Two sparsely populated counties have the highest and lowest COVID case rates in Kansas as of November 23, and that’s just one of the wide disparities noted across the state. Norton County, with an estimated...

Lyon County preparing to ram through regulations despite heavy opposition

A protest petition to prevent Lyon County from dramatically altering zoning laws was delivered to the Lyon County Clerk between Nov. 20 and Nov. 23 containing more than 1,000 signatures.  But county commissioners seem...

Kansas had 65,400 fewer jobs in October

The state of Kansas had 65,400 fewer jobs in October than in February, showing the economic devastation of COVID restrictions will continue for some time.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows a 4.6%...

JoCo eliminates public comment for Dec. 3 meeting

Johnson County commissioners will not permit verbal public comment at their next board meeting. Instead, the commission will meet by Zoom on Dec. 3. Members will accept written comments that will be added to...

Eyebrow threaders sue state board over the right to earn a living

Jyotsna Biscuitwala is fighting for a slice of the American Dream. Along with her son and daughter-in-law, the Olathe woman is suing so she can work in her chosen field, eyebrow threading, without a...