Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan is Executive Editor of The Lion. A Kansas City native, he’s been an award-winning reporter, editor and opinion writer at newspapers in Kansas, Missouri, Georgia and Texas.

Public Education
Springfield Board of Education candidates seek to address violence, academics, indoctrination in schools

A grassroots group fighting to get Springfield Public Schools back on track academically and ideologically has endorsed a slate of candidates it has confidence will help do that. ‚ÄúBack on… Read More

March 25, 2024
Courts
Landmark Missouri v. Biden case at Supreme Court Monday, exposing ‚Äėdisgusting underbelly‚Äô of government censorship, Sen. Schmitt says

Missouri‚Äôs lawsuit fighting censorship of conservatives on social media has revealed the ‚Äúdisgusting underbelly‚ÄĚ of the Biden administration‚Äôs ‚Äúvast censorship enterprise,‚ÄĚ says U.S. Sen. Eric Schmitt ‚Äď who filed the… Read More

March 18, 2024
Legislation
Kansas ban on minor sex change treatments, surgeries, advances to likely final approval Thursday

The Kansas Legislature is expected to vote Thursday to join 22 other states in banning sex change surgeries and treatments on minors. The House Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the Senate‚Äôs Help… Read More

March 13, 2024
Legislation
TikTok spying on Americans while trying to ‚Äėbuy Congress‚Äô to prevent national ban, Hawley alleges

TikTok is little more than a ‚Äúspy app‚ÄĚ for the Chinese Communist Party and should be banned to protect Americans‚Äô most intimate information, says Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley. Hawley has… Read More

March 13, 2024
Courts
Kansas must use sex at birth on driver’s licenses, judge rules in temporary order

A judge ruled Monday that Kansas must list only sex at birth on its driver‚Äôs licenses until a lawsuit over the issue is resolved. After the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR)… Read More

March 12, 2024