Government & Politics

‘Living wage’ issue sparks an impassioned debate at KC’s City Hall

Kansas City civil rights and religious leaders implored a City Council committee to adopt a “living wage” requirement that would boost the minimum wage in the city. But the committee postponed a vote after the city attorney warned that Missouri law prohibits cities from taking this action.


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As spring training ends, Royals still seek answers on opening-day roster

In an ideal world, when the Royals broke camp on Wednesday afternoon bound for a two-game exhibition series in Houston, manager Ned Yost could determine the final 25-man roster for his defending American League champions. But Yost does not live in an ideal world. The prime issue appears to be the fate of veteran reliever Ryan Madson.

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KU freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. will enter NBA Draft

Kelly Oubre Jr., a 6-foot-7 small forward, announced his decision to enter the NBA Draft on Wednesday morning, ending his college career after just one season at KU. His father, Kelly Sr., told The Star that his son is leaving Kansas in good academic standing and would like to complete his degree in the coming years.

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