Saturday, December 15, 2018

Who Knew? Conservatives Gained Strength in Kansas, Elect Majority Leader

For all the self-congratulatory bluster coming out of the media this past month, who would have known that conservatives actually strengthened their hold in the Kansas House? If proof were needed, conservatives elected a majority...

Hartman Pivots from Business to Politics

No one calls him “Willis,” and they haven’t for decades, though that's his name. Willis “Wink” Hartman gave brief remarks during an Elephant Club luncheon in Leawood on Tuesday. He started by explaining how he got...

Kobach Not Intimidated By “Snowflake Meltdown” Over Replica Gun

“Had a blast riding in the Old Shawnee Days Parade in this souped up jeep with a replica gun,” Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach tweeted innocently on Saturday soon after the parade. “Those who...

Kansas Democratic Party Hit with Fines Following Audit

The Kansas Democratic Party will pay $19,000 in fines to the Federal Election Commission. The fines stem from an FEC audit of the party's 2011 and 2012 finances. The party understated $122,000 worth of...

Transparency Becomes Focus of Wichita School Board Campaigns

Members of the USD 259 Wichita school board are in a sparring match over a letter to the editor outgoing board member Joy Eakins penned to the Wichita Eagle. Eakins, who is not seeking re-election, wrote that...

Media Give Fair Hearing to Kansas Bill Proposing Equal Time for Divorcing Parents

From past experience, one would think the very fact that conservative Republican Sen. Steve Fitzgerald filed a bill on the rights of divorcing parents would have caused the media to reject it. For whatever reason,...

Star Headline on IHOP N-Word Slur Only Tells Half The Story, Less Actually

"Teen 'distraught and upset' after KC-area IHOP server prints N-word on her receipt," shouts the headline of this hot-breaking story in the Kansas City Star. Unlike many such stories, maybe most, this story proves...

Shocker: KU Daily Kansan Treats Trump Inauguration Fairly

"A breath of fresh air and a chapter of unknown," leads Hailey Dixon in a nicely balanced article in the KU newspaper, The Daily Kansan. "These are unique sentiments three University students are feeling as...

Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Under Attack, Fight for Right to Serve

When Cara DeCoursey faced an unplanned pregnancy 28 years ago, the Catholic teen knew she was going to give her child up for adoption. “I found strength in a faith-based adoption agency. Choosing adoption, for...

Some Kansans To Receive Credits That Lower Utility Bills, Thanks to Federal Tax Reform

Some Kansans are about to realize credits that reduce their monthly utility bills. The Kansas Corporation Commission approved agreements with Atmos Energy and Black Hills Energy that will result in their customers receiving credits on their monthly utility...

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