Funding issues and staff health problems have shut down the Kansas City chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, prompting many who were helped along the way to praise its work for families and to rally to keep its services and legacy alive.
Donald Trump’s penchant for encouraging rivalries is now roiling his presidential campaign just as he’s captured the GOP nomination, creating deep uncertainty among Republicans about his preparedness for a complex and costly general election campaign. The tensions boiled over last week with the abrupt ouster of political director Rick Wiley, who left the campaign after just six weeks.
The 2016 elections must be used to wrest the Legislature from the grips of Gov. Sam Brownback and the ultra-conservative GOP lawmakers who are ruining Kansas and its future. Some of the most crucial battles will be waged in Johnson County. Moderate Republican and Democratic candidates have huge opportunities to return some sanity to Topeka.