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    Kelly admin calls withholding vaccines ‘enforcement mechanism’

    Yesterday, we learned that KDHE ordered Riley County to stop vaccinating people until other counties caught up, and threatened to withhold future vaccine shipments. ...

    KDHE threatened to withhold vaccines from Riley County

    Riley County officials confirm that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) threatened to withhold promised vaccine shipments if officials didn't stop vaccinating...

    Kelly nominee may legislate from the bench to raise property tax

    Johnson County Commission Chairman Ed Eilert and Rep. Stephanie Clayton, an Overland Park Democrat, have called on Kansas Governor Laura Kelly to appoint judges...

    KDHE orders Riley County to halt COVID vaccine distribution

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has ordered Riley County health officials to cease COVID vaccine distribution. The problem? The county is nearing...

    Kansas ranks near the bottom of real personal income growth

    A report last week from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows Kansas ranks near the bottom of states in real (inflation-adjusted) personal income growth...

    Legislation would prohibit vaccine mandates as employment condition

    Lawmakers debated a bill to prevent employers from implementing vaccine mandates and firing individuals due to their vaccination status. Two Republican lawmakers, both medical...

    WSJ: $1.9 trillion COVID bill pays Kansans more to stay home

    The $1.9 trillion "Covid-relief package" currently wending its way through Congress, could see Kansans paid considerably more to stay home -- providing the state...

    Kansas lawmakers consider mandate for in-person learning option

    Eighth-grader Ian Reimer has attended school in person for three days since March 12, 2020. The Gardner-Edgerton student started school online this year because...

    Johnson Co. helps school districts mislead on quarantine letters

    When a Johnson county student is thought to be exposed to someone with COVID, parents get quarantine letters from the school asking whether they...

    Unions oppose First Amendment rights for teachers, others

    Marni Mills is a 20-year member of the Kansas National Education Association in Olathe. When she wanted to cease paying dues, she learned that...

    Lawmakers debate mandating personal finance class to graduate

    Kansas students can graduate from high school without taking any classes on personal finance. A bill before the Kansas Legislature would change that. The...

    SB 174 would eliminate ‘pay to work fee’ for APRNs

    Proponents say a proposal before the Kansas Legislature regarding Advance Practice Registers Nurses (APRNs) will lower medical costs and improve Kansans’ access to medical...