May 18, 2024

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Tag: covid-19

Appeals court slams pre-signed quarantine orders

Kansans won a significant legal victory earlier this year, when the State Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal by Shawnee…

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“First, Do No Harm:” Doctors group risks careers to tell the truth about pandemic, immunizations

Five Johnson County physicians are going public with what they maintain is the “truth” about COVID-19, the series of immunizations,…

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$1,000 KEEP grants available to Kansas students to combat pandemic learning loss

The Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP), using $50 million in federal Covid-19 relief funds, offers $1,000 grants to eligible Kansas…

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IT audit finds rampant cybersecurity issues at state agencies

More than two years after Kansas became the No. 1 state for unemployment fraud in the nation, a new IT…

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Three Wuhan virologists deemed first COVID-19 patients

The names of the three Chinese researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology who may have been the very first…

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Kansas schools received $1.25 billion in COVID relief funds

The amount of money Congress borrowed to give away in the name of COVID relief was mind-boggling. Eventually, $190 BILLION…

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Morris County schools super allegedly misused federal funds, audit finds

A yearly audit of the Morris County Unified School District 417 found significant problems within the district — particularly in…

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Georgetown University estimates COVID learning loss by district

Parents have been all too aware for the last few years that the effects of school lockdowns led to significant…

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Trust Kansas Coalition files open meetings complaint against Gov. Kelly

A public-interest group in Kansas is accusing Governor Laura Kelly and her administration of violating the Kansas Open Meetings Act.…

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KDOL deflects responsibility for stunning fraud numbers

The stunning report detailing extensive cybersecurity fraud issues at the Kansas Department of Labor that led to more than 80,000…

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Confidential reports detail rampant incompetence, identity theft at KDOL

In 2019, Kansas ranked 39th in the nation in identity theft on a per-capita basis.  But Kansas shot up to…

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Kansas Health Institute uses flawed assumptions to push Medicaid expansion

A new white paper from the Kansas Health Institute suggests that new federal incentives would lower the cost of Medicaid…

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A-F Grading of Kansas schools: just one A but 80 Fs

Based on the 2021 state assessment scores, only one public school in Kansas earned an “A” on Kansas Policy Institute’s…

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KEMA overhaul protects due process, privacy, prevents mask mandates

A revision to the Kansas Emergency Management Act (KEMA) that would limit the ability of local governments and school boards…

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Emporia school board member sends police after parents

A member of the Emporia Board of Education allegedly attempted to have a member of the public arrested after disagreements…

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Symposium to discuss COVID-19 early treatment

Several nationally-known physicians will soon speak at a symposium being sponsored by Kansas Senator Dr. Mark Steffen and Kansans for…

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Salina parents object to the district’s COVID segregation policy

Salina Public Schools have maintained they do not have an exclusion policy for students who are either unvaccinated or who…

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Race not a factor in Kansas monoclonal antibody decisions

A race-based scoring system to determine who will get the relatively-scarce monoclonal antibody COVID treatments is found in some states,…

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Kelly issues new disaster declaration — cautioned against overreach

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly again issued a disaster declaration on Jan. 6 — the first such since the previous state…

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Kansas Supreme Court reverses district court ruling on SB 40

The Kansas Supreme Court reversed a ruling from a district court judge declaring Senate Bill 40, — which gave due…

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Chamber business leader survey shows taxes are too high in KS

The Tax Foundation last year said Kansas has the highest effective tax rates in the nation on mature businesses, and…

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SCOTUS to hear arguments on OSHA mandate injunction

Late last week the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals removed a stay on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate via OSHA for…

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Kelly admin prioritizes politics over public health, emails show

With little fanfare, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s administration forced out Dr. Lee Norman, who had been both the state public…

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Kelly decries federal vaccine mandate, stops short of backing lawsuit

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly came out against the federal vaccine mandate Friday morning, a day after Attorney General Derek Schmidt…

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