Sunday, May 31, 2020
Indivisible

Missourian: “Peace Activist Cited for Disturbing the Peace”

Although not known for its sense of humor, the Columbia Missourian wins the Sentinel's best Memorial Day headline award for this gem of ironic concision, "Peace Activist Cited for Disturbing the Peace." The tale that reporter...
Kansas judiciary

Editorial Boards Bemoan Limited Kansas Judiciary Funding

Those working in the Kansas judicial system might be underpaid. Keyword, “might.” Of course, the Kansas City Star editorial board makes no concessions as to why Kansas court workers often earn less than their...

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...

Update: Police Identify the Fifth South KC Hiking Trail Victim

Kansas City police have identified the fifth man found on or near a South Kansas City hiking trail as 31-year-old Chase Hardin. The other four men who were murdered in the last nine months...

Darwin Award Awaits Man Who Burgled Home of Acting KCPD Chief

When Thomas Savage, 19, snatched those commemorative badges and KCPD anniversary rings, he may have sensed that he picked the wrong house to burglarize. The Northland house belongs to interim Kansas City, Mo. Police Chief...

Regents Names New KU Chancellor

The Kansas Board of Regents named Doug Girod as the 18th Chancellor of the University of Kansas Thursday. Girod is a medical doctor and served as executive chancellor of the University of Kansas Medical Center...

Kansas House Adopts School Finance Formula

The Kansas House adopted a school finance formula that will pump an additional $279 million of state funding into K-12 education over the next two years on Thursday morning. The Senate will likely debate...

Special Senate Committee Debates School Finance

An averaging choice, district accountability concerns, and a decision to give full-ride scholarships to out-of-state students in Kansas public schools are just a few issues causing headaches in the Senate Select Committee on Education Financing. Committee...

Kansas Tax Credit Scholarship Program Under Fire

A small scholarship program that allows some kids in failing schools to attend private schools is under fire in the Kansas Legislature. Language to restrict the program was inserted in school finance bills in...
Brownback veto

House Dems Help Nix New Kansas Tax

By a 68-53 vote the Kansas House rejected a plan to increase taxes, and the Democrats made it all possible.  House Minority leader Jim Ward, a Wichita Democrat, voted against the proposal to increase individual...