Monday, September 28, 2020

15 Months Into Campus Carry, KU Reports First Teeny Violation

Some 15 months into the University of Kansas's "controversial" campus carry law, the Lawrence Journal-World inquired to see how many violations had been reported. LJW reporter Sara Shepherd found one. That violation was reported Oct....

Breaking: ISIS Wannabe Charged in Proposed KC Terror Plot

  Robert Lorenzo Hester, Jr., a/k/a "Mohammed Junaid Al Amreeki," a/k/a "Junaid Muhammad," a./k/a "Rabbani Junaid Muhammad," a/k/a "Rami Talib." a/k/a"Ali Taleb Muhammad," was charged Sunday in United States District Court with attempting to provide...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Suspends Columnist for Supporting NRA

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch suspended a conservative editorialist over a column that pointed out media bias on gun control. In the column, Stacy Washington took issue with a University of Missouri journalism professor who argued the National...

Wayfair decision hammering catalog sellers into extinction

Not only has the Wayfair decision heavily impacted small e-commerce sites but it's also threatening an entire industry, with catalog retailers possibly facing extinction thanks to compliance costs. Hamilton Davison, president and executive director of...

Five Kansas Counties Go “Sanctuary,” None in Missouri

UPDATE: Finney County has protested its inclusion on the list and Sedgwick County claims it has begun to cooperate. In response to a pair of executive orders from the Trump administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Misleading COVID stats in Wichita Eagle; trends down, not up

It may not have been intentional, but a July 29 story in the Wichita Eagle misrepresented the trend of COVID-related hospitalizations in Kansas.  The story said hospitalizations and deaths were outpacing the increase in...

COVID mortality rate hits new low, Kelly imposes mask mandate

The COVID mortality rate in Kansas fell to a record-low 1.9% statewide, and the rate outside of state-identified clusters also set a new low of 0.9% on Monday.  On the same day, Governor Laura...

JoCo doc: COVID positivity rate artificially high, from skewed sample

Dr. Christine White, a pediatrician with Johnson County Pediatrics, says the COVID positivity rate is artificially high because "the data is obtained from a skewed sample." White says the vast majority of people tested...

Johnson County legislator proposes 5% ‘privilege’ tax on sale of guns and ammo

Rep. Jerry Stogsdill (D-Prairie Village) introduced a bill in the Kansas legislature that would impose a 5% privilege tax on the sale of guns and ammunition in the state. Law enforcement and the military would be...

Wichita baseball stadium project skyrockets to $210 million

Details buried in documents associated with the January 21st City Council agenda show the Wichita baseball stadium project has skyrocketed from the original $75 million to $210 million. Multiple phone calls and messages to the city’s...