Saturday, October 16, 2021

Olathe schools silent on whistleblower academic allegations

While the Olathe school district is pushing Critical Race Theory under the guise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a whistleblower says the district administration is quite aware of problems with educational achievement. The whistleblower --...

Justice Dept. threatens to sic FBI on parents as domestic terrorists

The U.S. Attorney General is threatening to treat concerned school patrons like domestic terrorists, but parents say they aren’t backing down.  For more than a year, concerned parents across the state have rallied at board...

KS Supreme Court sets date for SB 40 hearing

Save the date.  The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a new law stands on Oct. 26. The court could decide to scrap entirely an update to the Kansas Emergency Management Act. Justices could...

Schools approve graphic gay sex scenes in classroom book

A book detailing the sexual exploits of a young man is on the approved reading list for students as young as sixth grade in some Johnson County School districts. The Blue Valley, Olathe, and...

Republicans differ on approach to eliminating federal vaccine mandate

Three Kansas state senators and two state representatives are asking fellow lawmakers to petition Governor Laura Kelly for a special legislative session to address a federal vaccine mandate. Meanwhile, the Legislative Coordinating council created...

Dillons pharmacy in Hutchinson refuses to fill ivermectin prescription

When Dr. Mark Steffen, a state lawmaker and a medical doctor, prescribed ivermectin for a patient, a Dillons pharmacy in Hutchinson refused to fill it. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ivermectin for human...

Johnson County withholds data used to create misleading COVID chart

Instead of turning over raw data and emails related to a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment chart, county officials are slow-rolling records requests. Spring Hill School Board member Ali Seeling requested emails...

Governor, KJI, Chamber, school boards weigh in on SB 40 lawsuit

Kristin Butler and Scott Bozarth wanted school officials to listen to their concerns, but they refused. Left with few other options, the duo--parents of children who attend school in the Shawnee Mission School District--sued, hoping...

Kansas paid Medicaid providers over $17 million for dead people

An internal state audit of the Kansas Medicaid system, released in late July, revealed $1.3 in inappropriate payments to the companies contracted to administer certain programs for people in the Medicare system who were...

Charter Commission chair cancels meeting, six members stay to listen to public

A formal public hearing before the Johnson County Charter Commission ended abruptly last night, but a handful of its 25-members stayed behind to listen to a boisterous crowd determined to address the group. Chair Greg...