Thursday, January 21, 2021

Cierpiot “Hangs On,” Wins Open Senate Seat by 8 in 3-Way Contest

The Kansas City Star headline would make the reader think that the election was a nail-biter: "Republican Mike Cierpiot hangs on to win KC area seat in Missouri Senate." In fact, Cierpiot, of Lee’s Summit,...

Average daily COVID increase hovers around 1% in Kansas

Data released today by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows the 7-day moving average of new COVID cases is just 1.3% per day, and up from 1.0% a week ago. A small increase...

Kansas AG says counties can opt out of Kelly’s school mask order

In another apparent abuse of the rule of law, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly insists -- contrary to the advice of the top law enforcement officer of the state -- that counties may not opt-out of her...

COVID update: states not locked down have better outcomes

As citizens are becoming increasingly frustrated with lingering shutdown orders, residents of the eight states whose governors didn't shut them down continue to have better COVID outcomes. According to Worldometers.info, the states put on government-mandated...

Olathe School District Quiet on Dismissal of Teacher/ City Councilman

The life as he knew of it Shawnee City Councilman/ Olathe East history teacher Justin Adrian, 33, came to a screeching halt this week. On Monday, the Olathe School District put Adrian on administrative leave...

Kansas Unemployment Lowest in 15 Years

Kansans are seeing gains in economic prosperity, according to Michael Austin, a tax economist for the state of Kansas. Austin made that claim on the heels of a U.S. Department of Labor January report and...
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Accused Learning It Doesn’t Pay to Rob a Kansas Gun Store

The first of the four defendants to go on trial in the fatal 2015 shooting of Jon Bieker, proprietor of She's-A-Pistol in Shawnee, learned the hard way it does not pay to cross state...

Kansas Mod and Dem Battle Tax Plan on Twitter

A pair of Kansas lawmakers took to Twitter to continue the debate over differing votes on a tax bill in the Kansas House. A divided House rejected a Senate approved bill that would have increased income taxes...
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Senate, House Pass Largest Tax Increase in KS History

The Kansas Senate approved the largest tax hike in state history a day after the House offered bipartisan support to the measure. The bill only narrowly passed the Senate, 22-18, but it passed the House...

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...