Monday, August 3, 2020

Nail salons to Johnson County, governor: ‘We’re opening’

A group of nail salons in Johnson County is preparing to open Monday, in defiance of both Governor Laura Kelly's latest executive orders and Johnson County Public Health Officer Dr. Joseph Lemaster's more restrictive...

Walk tours sell Wichita riverfront development without Century II

Urban Exploration, the next phase of the sales pitch for what to do with Wichita's Century II convention hall took place on Tuesday and Wednesday on the east river bank. What was billed as...
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Planned Parenthood pressures 96.5 The Buzz into dropping Advice & Aid advertising

Kansas City radio station 96.5, “The Buzz,” shut down an advertising campaign the station had contracted with Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers after pro-abortion extremists from Planned Parenthood Great Plains took issue with the...

Kansas City Neighborhood Makes America’s “5 Most Dangerous” List

Although Kansas City did not gain the top spot, it did earn an impressive fourth place in a feature titled, "These Are 5 Of The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In America," on Urbo.com, a sophisticated...

Homicide Cop: Steer Clear of Indian Creek “Until Police Have Made an Arrest”

The murder of four middle-aged white men along Kansas City's Indian Creek Trail System has gotten the attention of the police and the media, the media only after the fourth killing. The Kansas City Police...
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KU Crime Down 13 Percent, No Weapons Violations in Year One of Campus Carry

It would be rash to credit a 13 percent annual drop in crime at the University of Kansas to six months of legalized campus carry, but the new law certainly did not cause an...

Whistleblower alleges serious fraud, abuse at state agency

A whistleblower complaint by a former Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) employee alleges serious misconduct by the division management. The whistleblower, Jackie Craine, a former branch director of grant management for KDEM, and previous internal...

CDC: Pneumonia deaths exceed COVID deaths this year in Kansas

Between February 1 and July 11 this year, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) says many more people died of pneumonia in Kansas this year than of COVID.  The CDC downloadable database shows 830...

Mask mandates not driven by data

Government proponents of mask mandates say they’re driven by data, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says cloth and surgical masks “will not protect the wearer against airborne transmissible infectious agents due...

In latest ‘dark store’ salvo, assessors organization redefines appraisal term

updated August 22 The International Association of Assessing Officers’ (IAAO) board of directors is seeking to redefine the meaning of “fee simple” according to a top commercial real estate attorney, Linda Terrill. In early August,...