Kansas City Politricks: Local Power Moves, Promises & Party Time

These aren't the most important political moves of the week but they offer an important glimpse of how our mainstream political elite are running out the clock to end the year.

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Trial Lawyer Season Greetings

Malpractice at Kansas and Missouri health centers cost taxpayers $21 million since 2018

Community health centers around the country paid $410 million from 2018 to 2021 in 485 settlements or judgments over malpractice suits. The centers and their employees have immunity from medical malpractice lawsuits, meaning the federal government pays any settlements or court judgments.

Newspaper Targets Low-Rent Teacher In Desperate Need Of Training

Why would a white teacher think it's OK to use the n-word at this Kansas City school?

OPINION AND COMMENTARY It took Kansas City's University Academy charter school more than two weeks to look into student claims that their teacher had repeatedly used the n-word during an African American studies class. It's hard to imagine any reason why school officials would take so long to investigate a case like this.

Show-Me MAGA Affiliated Election Hopes

Former aide to Greitens plans bid for Missouri office in 2024 * Missouri Independent

Republican Will Scharf, a key player in Gov. Eric Greitens' brief state administration, will be a candidate himself in 2024, he said Wednesday, but what office he is seeking is uncertain. Scharf issued a news release announcing he'd formed a committee to raise money for a statewide campaign.

Gun Crackdown Instead Of New Ideas

After deadly school shooting in St. Louis, Missouri lawmakers file stricter gun control measures

After the tragic St. Louis school shooting on Oct. 24 where a shooter killed a 15-year-old student and a health teacher, Missouri Democrats vowed to push legislation establishing stricter gun safety regulations. On Thursday - the first day legislators could pre-file bills - state Rep.

Today's Censorship Teachable Moment

'Troubling and authoritarian': Kansas ACLU issues warning ahead of St. Marys library vote - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas has advised St. Marys city commissioners to renew the imperiled lease of their local public library , saying the officials are violating the Constitution in a "dangerous exercise of power."

GOP Pledge For 2023

Sam Graves: New Republican House majority will set things right

(From Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves) On January 3, 2023, a new conservative majority will take control of the House of Representatives. We're going to have our work cut out for us. The American people have spoken.

Politics Is Sausage-Making

For Fredonia's rising Sauage Fest, word play adds to the fun

One doesn't need to look hard to find a zany festival in Kansas. Lucas has the Adam's Apple Festival. Because, you know, the town is home to S.P. Dinsmoor's historic Garden of Eden. Elk Falls celebrates its outhouses each year with a festival on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Cuba has the Rock-A-Thon.

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