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Sherman Smith

Sherman Smith

Sherman Smith has written award-winning news stories about the instability of the Kansas foster care system, misconduct by government officials, sexual abuse, technology, education, and the Legislature. He spent 16 years at the Topeka Capital-Journal, where he started on the copy desk, then oversaw digital operations, was the managing editor and reported from the Statehouse. A lifelong Kansan, he graduated from Emporia State University in 2004 as a Shepherd Scholar with a degree in English.

Mark Steffen

Kansas senator warns doctors of consequences for failure to treat COVID-19 with ivermectin

By: - April 5, 2022

Kansas Sen. Mark Steffen bragged about the attention he received for sending a threatening letter to doctors encouraging the use of ivermectin for early treatment of COVID-19 based on a law the Legislature didn’t pass.

Kansas Senator Mark Steffen

Kansas senator under investigation after prescribing ivermectin for COVID-19

By: - January 26, 2022

He also accused the chief medical director of the University of Kansas Health System of spreading propaganda, and challenged him to a public debate.

Les Miles

Kansas Jayhawks part ways with football coach Les Miles amid allegations of misconduct at LSU

By: and - March 8, 2021

LAWRENCE, Kan.  — The University of Kansas agreed to immediately part ways with head football coach Les Miles on Monday night following back-to-back reports of past indiscretions that alleged he engaged in sexual harassment of students and created a “nightmare” employment culture while coaching at Louisiana State University. Miles, winner of an NCAA college football […]

Voter fraud myth persists despite constant failure to prove claims

By: - October 6, 2020

TOPEKA, Kansas — Scott Moore had never heard of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program before election officials in Kansas and Florida exposed his personal information, along with 944 other Kansas voters. The now-defunct Crosscheck was designed to help county clerks clean up registration lists by looking for voters who had moved to neighboring states. […]