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Douglas County mask mandate challenged in court

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A fourth lawsuit has been filed challenging a county's mask mandate as overly broad under a new state emergency management law passed earlier this...

Sunday Reader: Moran piles up dough; Election audits sought

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Good morning everyone: We're recovering this morning from seeing our favorite college football team get clobbered even if it began Saturday undefeated. We won't bother...

Lawsuit pits consultant against consultant

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An Overland Park political consultant is taking another consultant to court over whether  he violated a non-compete clause after leaving to start his own...

Sunday Reader: New Commerce lobbyist; KCC audit reform

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Good morning everyone: Kind of a perfunctory news week with nothing terribly Earth shattering. Still dogged by a very sore foot that keeps us from...

When is an application free speech?

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The legal battle over a new state election law could turn on whether an application for a mail ballot is free speech. Lawyers for the...

Shepard resigns as chair of JoCo Republican Party

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Fabian Shepard is resigning as chairman of the Johnson County Republican Party after he was accused of forcing himself on the vice chair of...

Sunday Reader: KEMA hearing date set; Abortion ad campaign

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Good morning everyone: The week started on a somber note with the death of longtime Kansas political scientist Burdett Loomis. Generally, it was kind of...

State employee health clinic contract extended

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The state Health Care Commission on Monday agreed to extend the contract for an onsite health clinic for state employees that had come under...

KU political scientist dies at 76

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Burdett Loomis, who educated generations of students at the University of Kansas about the ebb and flow of American politics, has died. Loomis died Saturday....

Sunday Reader: Medicaid fraud reports rise; COVID spending

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Good morning everyone: Well, fall is basically here and Mrs. SSJ has already dug out the seasonal decorations from the garage. So, the SSJ headquarters...