Kenneth Feinberg is coming to Kansas City on Tuesday on an assignment from the U.S. Treasury. His job is to weigh a controversial proposal that would cut the pension checks of many retired Teamsters by half or more. Tuesday’s session will bring Feinberg together with those retired Teamsters whose monthly checks are in jeopardy.
His first day of a weeklong stay began with tough-love speeches to the country’s political and church elite and will end with a silent prayer at the largest and most important Marian shrine in the world
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wasn’t in a good mood after the Kansas Supreme Court ruled the school funding formula he supported was inequitable. So he bluntly tweeted: “Kansas has among the best schools in the nation and an activist Kansas Supreme court is threatening to shut them down.” Uh-oh. Almost all the responses on Twitter were brutal.
Volunteers with Great Plains SPCA visited offices and homes across the Kansas City area on Friday delivering Puppy Grams — a 15-minute opportunity to play with an 8-week-old puppy. The 60 puppy sessions, which raise money for the Great Plains' shelter, sold out quickly. All of the puppies will now be up for adoption at the no kill-animal shelter's Independence location.