Sunday, September 20, 2020
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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...

JoCo commission approves property tax hike despite opposition

(Update - the original version of this story referenced a 5.3% property tax increase for 2021; a tiny quarter-mill reduction in the mill levy reduced the increase to 4.3% next year, 10.4% over two...

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...

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...

Gov. Kelly shuts down legislator’s COVID transparency inquiry

For the second time in less than a month, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly shut down a discussion and refused to answer COVID transparency questions from a member of the State Finance Council.  During the discussion...
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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...

State of Kansas “encourages” nursing homes to accept COVID patients

Despite having the most vulnerable population to COVID-19, the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are, at the very least, encouraging long-term care and nursing...

COVID hospitalization and death rates drop again, shutdown still threatened

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's administration is still threatening to close the economy when legally permitted on September 15 even though the COVID hospitalization and death rates are declining. Between July 6 and August 3, the...

KPI: Johnson County should fix flawed COVID policy metrics

The COVID policy metrics being used to make public health decisions and to decide when -- or if -- to open schools in Kansas' most populous county are seriously flawed. That's the message Kansas Policy...