Friday, April 23, 2021

Newton Kansan Warns Schools May Close

The Newton Kansan warns readers schools will close unless lawmakers pony up more than $750 million in less than five years. The paper quotes Rep. Tim Hodge, a Newton Democrat, who serves on the USD 373...

Concern grows about Wichita infill plan

On a recent Monday night in Wichita, about 20 people gathered in a conference room at the Americans for Prosperity offices to hear a presentation about the Wichita infill plan called Places for People....

SMSD Super Sings a New Tune about TIFs

The Shawnee Mission School District will not use its statutory veto power to stop the creation of a Tax Increment Financing district in Overland Park. SMSD Superintendent Jim Hinson told board members during a...

Lawmaker: When Is the Day We Can Discuss Medicaid Expansion?

Democrats in the Kansas House attempted for the fourth time this year to attach a Medicaid expansion to other legislation on Thursday. As in previous attempts, the House rules committee determined the amendment wasn't...

Oklahoma liberty group defends free speech suit

Questions surrounding where robust debate stops and libel begins are being asked in an Oklahoma lawsuit. Constitutional and legal issues being raised aren’t new as governments react to the COVID pandemic. But the recent...

4 Years Later, Accused Kansas Hate Slayer of 7 Still Has Not Gone to...

If an individual stands accused of purposefully killing seven people of a different race, is it safe to assume that "hate" had something to do with his actions? No, not if the accused killer is...

Calling Police in Wichita May Be Deadly Decision

The ratio of police to officer-involved shootings in Wichita is higher than the national average, a sharp statistic garnering national attention as the officer-involved shooting of unarmed Andrew Finch continues to garner headlines. Police shot...

Sen. Booker Slams Pompeo For Having Same Gay Marriage Stance As Obama

Said then Congressman Mike Pompeo of the Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage, “I am deeply saddened by the Supreme Court's ruling that imposes legalized gay marriage on the 70 percent of Kansans...

Mainstream Coalition Mainstream? Not Exactly

For more than two decades, the Mainstream Coalition has billed itself as a "rational voice in irrational times." Initially created to ensure no one ever heard the word "God" uttered in public settings, it...

T-Bones baseball team for sale, owes at least $550,000 to local government

One week ago the owner of the Kansas City T-Bones baseball team, Adam Elhert, announced he would sell the team to cover debts.  A letter of default on behalf of the unified government says the...