Monday, February 24, 2020

Can New Star Editor Live Down Wikileaks Revelation?

The Kansas City Star has recently shaken up its editorial board. Management put out to pasture long time editorial writers who ranged from squishy left, Barbara Shelley and Yael Abouhalkah, to the hard--if confused--left,...

Stand Up Blue Valley: Institution before Students

On its Facebook page, Stand Up Blue Valley, touted the positions of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the U.S. Senate's ultra-liberal members. Stand Up Blue Valley is a group of concerned parents and patrons in the...

A Cap-J Tale of Two Topeka Rallies

The Topeka Capital-Journal covered two marches on Jan. 21. The headline of one--"Women's March on Topeka draws thousands, thumps Trump" was far friendlier to protesters and organizers than its coverage of a Kansans for...

Olathe Increases Recycling despite Mandate

Olathe residents are saving the Earth one recyclable at a time, according to a press release the city issued last week, and various news reports. Residents are diverting 41.1 percent of their waste to...

Media Backed Into Covering KC Pro-Life Rally

Reporters and cameramen from virtually all the local television and radio stations descended on the Downtown Federal Courthouse to cover Friday's Rally for Life. The day was cold but sunny, and spirits were high. Emceed...

Sorry, Mission Hills: No Such Thing as ‘City Rights’

Mission Hills City Council President David Dickey told attendees at a Northeast Johnson County State of the Cities luncheon that the Kansas Legislature is the biggest challenge facing cities. Or, as the Shawnee Mission...

Took the Shoes and the Dog: Kansas Negative Migration

Most Sunflower State media kicked off 2017 news coverage citing a press release showing Kansas is a one of the states people were mostly like to move from in 2015. Wichita Eagle: Report lists Kansas...

SMSD Super Sings a New Tune about TIFs

The Shawnee Mission School District will not use its statutory veto power to stop the creation of a Tax Increment Financing district in Overland Park. SMSD Superintendent Jim Hinson told board members during a...

MO Governor Greitens Wants Right to Work

  In his State of the State address, newly elected Missouri Governor Eric Greitens wasted no time getting down to business. After speaking to the subject of ethic reform,Greitens turned immediately to the issue of...

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...