February 23, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Kansas

Legal experts refute gender privacy claims by ACLU, KNEA on parental notification

The Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Kansas chapter of the National Education Association (KNEA)…

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The Cozy restaurant owner sues the City of Salina over mural restrictions

According to a release from Kansas Justice Institute, Steve Howard, the owner of iconic burger joint “The Cozy Inn”  filed…

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Senate bill would remove onerous license requirements on ‘sugaring’

If all goes well this legislative session Bryn Green, of Hays, will be able to earn a living without having…

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Some districts still refuse to notify parents of ‘social transitioning’ transgender students

Last week, Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach accused several large school districts in the state of violating parental notification requirements…

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Education establishment hostile to accreditation requirement to follow state law

The Kansas education establishment is pushing back hard against a bill that simply requires districts to comply with state law…

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Kansas 4-H declines to answer questions about controversial transgender housing policy

Kansas State University Research and Extension is refusing to say whether a controversial transgender housing policy remains in effect. As…

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‘Broadband Ready’ program should take a note from Missouri

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is lauding her new “Broadband Ready” program as a new general election season begins, touting a…

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Governor’s office declines questions about expensive EV charging stations

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s office has declined to answer questions about a very expensive series of EV charging stations in…

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Audit identifies concerns about state economic development incentives

A new report from the Kansas Division of Legislative Post Audit identifies serious deficiencies in several economic development incentive programs…

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Point Forward child care grant raises questions about procedure

Earlier this year, the Crawford County Commission awarded more than $700,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding to Point Forward,…

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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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School funding exceeds $20,000 per student adjusted for cost of living

New data from the Kansas Department of Education show school funding was $17,650 per student in the 2023 school year,…

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The City of Westwood wants to sell its park to a developer.

Kansas Justice Institute demands Westwood stop violating free speech rights over park sale

The Kansas Justice Institute is demanding the City of Westwood retract a letter threatening opponents of a development project with…

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School districts sitting on $1.25 billion in operating cash reserves

New data from the Kansas Department of Education show school districts collectively added $68 million to their operating cash reserves…

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Democrats push property tax hike on cars, farms, businesses

With the legislative session just around the corner, Kansas House Democrats are pushing a big property tax increase on cars…

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Clerical error saves Merriam residents $1 million in property tax

Merriam residents recently received a postcard informing them of a “clerical error” that will reduce property tax revenue next year.…

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Secret Codes curriculum unlocks the science of reading

The nation’s literacy crisis could easily be solved if educators simply started with the “Secret Codes” which unlock the mystery…

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Westwood officials have no cash flow analysis of Karbank incentive project

The city of Westwood, Kansas — in northeast Johnson County — apparently did not conduct a long-term cash flow analysis…

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Inspector General report pushes for background checks on teachers, staff

A recent audit by the Medicaid Inspector General of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s management of School-Based Fee…

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Gilmore wins 1st Amendment case against Olathe school board member

In a victory for free speech rights, a federal jury recently sided with Olathe resident Jennifer Gilmore who was removed…

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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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AFT-Kansas distances itself from anti-semitic statement by affiliated union at KU

A recent story in the Sentinel exposing the rabid anti-semitism of the University of Kansas’ Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition has…

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EPC Group demands $11 million more taxpayer money for its project by Wichita baseball stadium

Wichita city leaders are considering a(nother) sweetheart deal that would transfer even more taxpayer money to EPC Real Estate Group…

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Health textbook with explicit sexual content pulled in Spring Hill

A “health” textbook describing everything from anal sex to “rational suicide” and presenting ideas such as the “gender spectrum” as…

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