Thursday, July 2, 2020

Breaking: Good Guy With Gun Drops Bad Guy With Gun at Lenexa Costco

The details remain to be sorted out, but it appears that a man wildly brandishing a gun was shot and killed by an off-duty Kansas City, Kansas police officer at the Lenexa Costco before...

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...

Kansans pay 25% higher electric rates than neighboring states

A recently released audit of the electric rates Kansans pay concluded that Kansans pay anywhere from 22 to 25 percent more than surrounding states -- in part due to higher taxes -- yet said...

Expanding Medicaid: the Sequel?

Medicaid expansion advocates say they will make another attempt at expanding the program. Public radio reports, "Advocates of expanding Medicaid eligibility are planning a second attempt to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of an expansion...

Business Is Brisk For KU’s Famed Hate Crime Hoax Detector

Laird Wilcox, arguably the nation's foremost hate crime hoax detector, was back in the news. The hoax du jour unfolded--and unraveled--at Eastern Michigan University. Last week Eastern Michigan University Police arrested an African American...

Emporia school bond levy increase is understated…again

USD 253 officials told the Emporia Gazette the incremental cost of the proposed Emporia school bond issue is now just a half a mill in the property tax rate due to lower interest rates. ...

Judge in Greitens Case Slams State For “Sanctionable Discovery Violations”

Having reminded the prosecutors in the Greitens case that "these rules are not mere rules of etiquette,” Circuit Judge Rex Burlison declared on Thursday, “Clearly in this case the state has committed sanctionable discovery...

Two Charged in Independence Cop Shooting

On Thursday Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker charged two more suspects for a home invasion and subsequent assault of Independence Police Officer Tom Wagstaff, who was responding to the scene. After life-saving surgery on Wednesday,...

Shawnee voters reject community center tax increase

Shawnee voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to raise property taxes to fund a $38 million community center. The mail-in election concluded today at noon. Of the 19,939 ballots cast, 14,380, or more than 72...

KU Could Be on The Hook for Millions If Football Coaches Are Fired

There is something about losing five straight football games and giving up an average of more than 50 points a game that gets taxpayers interested in learning just how much it costs to lose...