Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Wichita Teachers Average 6 Percent Raise, Super Gets $14K Bump

Wichita School Superintendent Alicia Thompson will sweeten her salary by more than $14,000 this school year, and district teachers won't do half bad either. The new teacher contract increased teacher pay by 3.95 percent...
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Bizarre: Two Pittsburg State Profs Arrested for “Stalking”

Details are in short supply at this point, but in one of the more bizarre episodes in the recent annals of Kansas higher education, two associate professors at Pittsburg State University have been arrested...

KC Church Holds Prayer Vigil for City’s 137 Homicide Victims in 2017

On Saturday, Norton Heights Community of Christ church in Kansas City held a prayer vigil for the 137 homicide individuals murdered in Kansas City so far this year. The church also posted 137 highly...

Does Hawley Have Lock on Trump Endorsement in Missouri Senate Race?

During a speech in St. Charles, Missouri, last week, President Donald Trump said of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, “Josh, when you’re ready, you have my word, I’m going to come here and campaign...

Star: Democratic Honcho Mike Sanders Used Disabled Man in Illegal Kickback Scheme

As former Jackson County Exec and state party chair Mike Sanders has learned, you have surely outlived your value to the party when the Kansas City Star busts you on page one. Two years ago,...

Voters Want School Accountability, Kansas Policy Institute Poll Reveals

Kansas voters want schools to be held accountable for educational outcomes, a new poll reveals. In the poll, commissioned by the Kansas Policy Institute, 70 percent of registered voters surveyed agreed that new school finance formula...

Liberty High Makes Drudge, School Suspended Debater for Criticizing Islamic Extremism

Senior Alex Lonsdale, a member of Liberty High School's nationally ranked debate club, discovered after the fact that not all debate topics are created equal. In a conversation with schoolmates, Lonsdale made reference to...

KC Council Puts Down Insurrection, Moves Forward on Convention Hotel

It was not much of an insurrection in the larger scheme of things, but the resistance of three Kansas City, Missouri, city councilwomen to the proposed 800-room downtown convention hotel was insurrection enough to...

Orman Dips Toe into Kansas Gubernatorial Waters

Greg Orman is dipping a toe into the race for Kansas Governor in 2018. He filed paperwork to launch an exploratory committee on Tuesday. "I'm a political Independent for one really simple reason," Orman's campaign website reads....

Kansas Dems Groan at Possible Orman Entry into Governor’s Race

The specter of independent businessman Greg Orman is haunting Kansas Democrats once again. In 2014, Orman's message proved popular enough to force the Democrat candidate out of the U.S. Senate race but not popular...

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