Monday, July 26, 2021

KCMO Adopts Airbnb, Short-Term Rental Regulations

Council members in Kansas City, Missouri, voted to ban short-term rentals in certain residential areas and regulate them in other parts of the city Thursday afternoon. “The city wants to say it welcomes tech and...

With little oversight, Commerce approves STAR bonds for competing developments

The Kansas Department of Commerce last week preliminarily approved the use of STAR bonds to finance two Johnson County projects that are likely to compete with each other. The Mentum project in Olathe would...

Witness Fingers KU B-Ballers In Adidas Scandal

On Thursday, cooperating witness T.J. Gassnola, a former Adidas consultant, detailed the payments he made to families and friends of current and former college basketball players, including two affiliated with the University of Kansas. Testifying in...

COVID mortality rate hits new low, Kelly imposes mask mandate

The COVID mortality rate in Kansas fell to a record-low 1.9% statewide, and the rate outside of state-identified clusters also set a new low of 0.9% on Monday.  On the same day, Governor Laura...

Olathe East Teacher’s Suicide Will Not Stop Child Porn Investigation

The apparent suicide of Olathe East art teacher John Derby will not stop the police from completing their investigation into his reported child porn collection. The police found Derby's body Thursday night in a field...

Survey Says Topeka Ranks Low in Well-Being

Topeka has the fourth lowest well-being in the nation, or 185th out of 189 communities, according to a Gallup Healthways survey. The survey examined well-being in 189 communities. Only Fort Smith, Arkansas; Hickory, North...

MO Political Operative in Bannon Crosshairs

Steve Bannon, a former advisor to President Trump, is trying to blackball Missouri political operative Jeff Roe, according to CNN. Roe runs a political consulting firm, Axiom Strategies, based in Kansas City, Mo. Though he...

Mike Brown: County commission needs more transparency

Johnson County Commissioner Mike Brown will ask the county commission to be more transparent after members of the public have been shut out of meetings and had their comment time severely restricted over the...

Lawrence City Commission Nixes Citizen Demand to Limit Free Speech

Seemingly untroubled by a planned "flag-dragging march" in downtown Lawrence, certain Lawrence citizens were offended by the "Defend our Flag" counter protest and demanded that the city commission prevent such free speech outrages in...

Accidental ‘hack’ exposes major security flaw in unemployment system

A glaring security flaw in the Kansas Unemployment System was discovered by an average user who was able to accidentally hack and retrieve someone else's information. Lisa Hirst-- like so many others stuck on hold...