July 20, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Kansas City Star

Olathe school district dodging questions about legal fees

The Olathe Unified School District administration and board of education are either refusing to answer questions about legal fees defending…

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Judge orders Olathe school board to pay $259k legal fees for plaintiff in 1st Amendment case

Federal District Court Judge Holly Teeter on April 4 ordered the Olathe school board to pay Jennifer Gilmore’s attorney, Linus Baker,…

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Judge blocks abortion notification requirements in Kansas

A Kansas court has temporarily blocked a long-standing abortion law called the “Women’s Right to Know Act.” On Oct. 30,…

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Newspapers deny reality on CRT, achievement to push status quo in school board races

Videos, teacher training materials, and even school teacher testimony shows the tenets of critical race theory (CRT) are embedded in…

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Kansas City Star rejects opinions with which it disagrees

When Colleen Nelson was the editorial manager for the Kansas City Star, she made sure that alternate views (i.e., not…

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Kansas City Star reporting on Shawnee Mission protest reveals bias

The Kansas City Star exaggerated repeatedly in a story about a protest at Shawnee Mission North over comments a teacher…

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KC Star only reports half the story on Leavenworth School Board controversy

The Kansas City Star reported in its online edition of March 11th a remark by Leavenworth USD 453 board member…

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McClatchy, Iorio collude to keep kids uneducated

One-third of public school students in Kansas cannot read or do math at grade level, and the McClatchy newspapers and…

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KC Star, KU prof consciously deceive Kansans on the flat tax

Tony Botello, the self-described ‘left-leaning’ brain behind the Tony’s KC blog, describes the Kansas City Star’s latest resurrection of the…

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Lansing school board implements a Parents Bill of Rights

On June 13, 2022, the Lansing, Kansas, Board of Education did what the Kansas Legislature was unable to do, passing…

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Gov. Kelly: parents should butt out of curriculum issues

She said it more covertly than Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe but the message is the same — Kansas Governor…

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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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KC Star falsely accuses Majority Leader Hawkins to protect Kelly admin

The Kansas City Star this week reaffirmed that it won’t let the truth get in the way of its support…

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KC Star denies CRT in schools, OK with shaming children

Parents across Kansas are furious that schools are teaching children things like ‘white people are inherently racist and oppress students…

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Derek Schmidt denied opportunity to respond to KC Star attack

A recent Kansas City Star opinion piece sharply criticized Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate and current Attorney General, Derek Schmidt, for…

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Kelly admin adds to strife for unemployed fraud victims

Many unemployed Kansans have had to wait months for unemployment benefit checks due to what media would call bureaucratic incompetency…

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KC Star spreads disinformation about school board meeting

Last week, YouTube removed a video of the May 17 Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education meeting for “spreading…

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Kansas City Star education deceit throws kids under the bus

The Kansas City Star is notorious for false and misleading claims (see here, here, and here), but even for them,…

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KC Monarchs, Royals require masks to watch games

The Kansas City Monarchs, a minor league baseball team, will be allowing spectators this season, opening up season ticket sales…

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Bicknell on tax fight: ‘They’re just waiting on me to die’

Just over three years ago, former Pittsburg resident and pizza magnate O. Gene Bicknell filed suit against the state of…

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Accidental ‘hack’ exposes major security flaw in unemployment system

A glaring security flaw in the Kansas Unemployment System was discovered by an average user who was able to accidentally…

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Kansas Dems in lockstep with Biden, propose $15 minimum wage

As newly-sworn in President Joe Biden has signed executive orders promoting a $15 minimum wage — and has it as…

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KDHE, media collaborate on more mask mandate deception

Once again, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and media are collaborating to deceive Kansans about the effectiveness of…

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COVID survival rate up to 98.9% in Kansas

Data from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows the COVID survival rate reached a new high of 98.9%…

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