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By Contributor | Watchdog.org | Oct 06, 2014 4:56 PM
Gary Oborny of Wichita appeared on Fox News in August to complain about regulations- but now he wants the city to use those to give him tax money
By Contributor | Watchdog.org | Oct 01, 2014 3:32 PM
By Bob Weeks | WatchdogWire.com Activate Wichita is touted by Wichita city officials as an “online conversation about the future of the Greater Wichita metropolitan area.” On Facebook, Activate Wichita is sold as “an innovative new way to be heard on the issues your passionate about. Whether your passion is local arts, the environment, or employment creation, you can log [...]
By Johnny Kampis | Watchdog.org | Sep 12, 2014 5:00 AM | 226
A voter integrity watchdog says a study arguing transgender voters could be disenfranchised by strict voter ID laws is overblown.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Sep 03, 2014 5:00 AM | 172
Law enforcement at the University of Kansas is implementing new technological measures to record video of all police interactions with the public. There’s just one small catch: Officers wearing the cameras also control what – and when – it records.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Aug 29, 2014 12:36 PM | 37
Video footage and photos depicting Ferguson, Mo., police acting more like soldiers on the battleground has catalyzed a national debate over the role of military hardware in local law enforcement. But while Kansas cops have received everything from grenade launchers to mine-resistant armored vehicles, few – if any – have an issue with it.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Aug 27, 2014 1:03 PM | 140
Redundant, wasteful and ridiculous are a few of the ways current and former school board members are describing the creation of a new administrative position within Liberal USD 480.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Aug 26, 2014 5:00 AM | 796
Want a real-life example of voter fraud? Fairfax County election officials say they have 17 — and they’re providing names to local, state and federal authorities for prosecution.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Aug 22, 2014 10:49 AM
It’s finally Friday, right everyone? But before the weekend zips by, take a moment and glance backward. You know the drill, check out our week in review.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Aug 21, 2014 1:12 PM | 101
The federal government’s now-infamous 1033 program has played a huge part it placing military surplus equipment into the hands of local law enforcement. But while the ramifications of such actions are on full display in Ferguson, Mo., the Sunflower State isn’t immune from the trend of police militarization.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Aug 20, 2014 5:00 AM | 147
The doom and gloom predictions of the state’s largest teachers union have not come to pass more than a year after Deerfield USD 216 faculty opted to boot out the Kansas National Education Association, according to teacher Doug Crandall.