July 24, 2024

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Category: News

Signs of K-12 Education Overspending Abound

There’s a possibility that some public schools spend more than necessary. Though that sort of blasphemy is rarely discussed in polite…

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Bandage Rather Than Cure? Citizens Propose Trail Curfew

Kansas City, Mo., officials are brainstorming ways to increase safety on public trails following a series of murders along Indian…

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Anti-Free Speech Extremists Launch Petition against Vitae Foundation

Fresh off Planned Parenthood’s successful censoring of innocuous Advice & Aid Pregnancy Crisis Center advertisements, anti-free speech extremists from UltraViolet are…

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Representative Mentions Weapon, Media Imagines Threat

A Kansas representative tweeted to another that there are 25 people carrying guns in the House Chambers prior to a vote,…

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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…

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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,…

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Conference Committee To Hash Out School Funding Legislation

A conference committee will hash out the differences between Kansas House and Senate school funding legislation. There will not be…

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Chamber Poll: Kansans Don’t Want Tax Hike

A new poll suggests Kansans prefer spending cuts to tax hikes on the middle class. The Kansas Chamber of Commerce yesterday…

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Feds Bust 35 Missouri Convenience Store Owners for Cigarette Smuggling

With the lowest cigarette tax on the nation, Missouri has become something of a Mecca for cigarette smugglers, all puns…

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Kansas Mod and Dem Battle Tax Plan on Twitter

A pair of Kansas lawmakers took to Twitter to continue the debate over differing votes on a tax bill in the Kansas…

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Breaking: Senate Passes School Funding Bill

The Kansas Senate passed school finance legislation similar House school finance legislation that will increase school funding by $230 million…

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Kansas in Top 10 Best Places to Make a Living

Kansas is the 10th best state in the nation for making a living, according to MoneyRates.com. The website bases its…

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Breaking: Fifth South KC Walking Trail Homicide Victim Also White

Credit goes to the Hays Post for answering the obvious question that Kansas City media were reluctant to ask: what…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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Coalition Proposes Kansas Budget without Tax Increase

A coalition of Republicans announced a budget proposal to balance the budget without tax increases Monday afternoon. Chuck Weber, a Wichita…

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