Sovereign citizens now consist of all colors and creeds

An African-American soon to be sentenced in a criminal case illustrates the changing face of the sovereign citizen movement, whose members believe the government is corrupt and out of control and has no jurisdiction over them. A surge in the number of nonwhite sovereign citizens is underway across the country.


Family ties brought Hurricane Katrina survivors to Kansas City

Like many who fled Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago one step ahead of the floodwaters, Lisa Peacock expected to be back home in a few days. “We’re still here,” Peacock said at her home in Overland Park. “We’ve settled here.”

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Kris Medlen collects another victory, Royals beat the Rays 6-3

Kansas City starter Kris Medlen gave up three runs across five-and-a-third innings as the Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mike Moustakas pounded a pair of RBI doubles, plus an RBI single. Lorenzo Cain walked twice, scored twice and added a run-scoring single.

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Steve Rose

Let’s now praise Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback

A majority of Kansans re-elected Brownback after four years, so they must have liked what he was doing enough to send him back to Topeka. Those voices are rarely heard. In the spirit of fairness, I will attempt to air those favorable views.

Steve Paul

A digital city emerges, but the path is unclear

As a wired city, Kansas City has been learning from places like Barcelona and Amsterdam. It has set baselines for other metro areas that are becoming wired for high-speed service. Yet it could easily fall behind. It’s not just speed that counts.

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